'BEEs Community' Team Launches 'Tree of Hope' Initiative for Teens

The 'BEEs Community' team in Damascus has launched 'Tree of Hope' initiative that aims to empower life skills for teens and to enhance psychological support for this category through training activities and workshops.

According to the initiative's coordinator Samir Maihob, the training activities and workshops help discover teens' needs and enhance their abilities within interactive atmosphere that strengthens relations between trainees and enhances principles of peace, life and work.

 "The initiative is concerned with life skills, citizenship, belongingness, peace, non-violence, media and psychological support for teens,"  Maihob said, adding that participants in training activities are being divided into groups to discuss principles and suggestions in order to enhance leadership capabilities of teens.

Young participant in the initiative Nagham Hazzouri said that she learned during the activities how to express her opinion and to listen to the opinions of others.

While another participant Lujain Kan'an stressed that  she learned how to think positively and to hold on to hope to overcome obstacles.

Since the start of crisis in Syria in 2011, a lot of development initiatives have been launched in many provinces targeting youths and children as they will take part in rebuilding the homeland.

Basma Qaddour