About The
Program


The Syrian Youth initiative Program was funded by DT in 2018 and implemented in north of Syria (Idleb & Aleppo country side) between March, 2018 and November, 2018 through a set of four (4) strategically-integrated, grant-funded projects which jointly aim to empower and enhance skills of youth -- young women and men-- to take the role of influential and effective agents of positive change in their communities and in Syrian society. In addition to that, the aim of this fund was to support and coordinate efforts of Syrian Youth Initiative Program to enhance effective participation of young people in decision making and in countering violent extremism in selected communities in Syria and will consolidate Shaml Coalition as an effective alliance of civil society organizations and establish it as a leader in enhancing role and power of Syrian youth in community affairs.


Program Goals


1. Identify the various root causes (political, social, economic, etc.) of the challenges that youth are facing in north-western Syria.
2. Understand the perception of youth of their role in their communities, and the different factors that contribute to influencing their awareness and choices
3. Assess the situation of the civic engagement, level of freedom youth are having in north-western Syria
4. Provide recommendations for possible response strategies for civil society to improve the youth situation in north-western Syria.


Finally, it is anticipated that Shaml Coalition is consolidated an effective alliance of civil society organizations and establish it as a leader in enhancing role and power of Syrian youth in community affairs, and in building of new, democratic Syria augmented. 

OVER 1300
PROJECTS DONE


Each SC member – Basmeh and Zeitooneh, Emissa, Kesh Malek, Olive Branch, and Women Now for Development – recruited male and female data collectors who held deep ties to the respective target communities and trained them in administering surveys and individual interviews. SC members conducted the surveys, KIIs, and FGDs in locations where they already have an active presence and where they plan to work directly with youth residing in those communities to design, develop, and implement small grant activities. Finally, to ensure proper targeting of young people between 15-25 years of age, data collectors employed a snowball methodology, identifying participants through referrals or encouraging others to come forward.


OVER 1300
PROJECTS DONE


Location Quantitative Surveys KIIs
Olive Branch Ariha, Idlib 158 6
Emissa Al-Dana, Idlib 120 5
Basmeh and Zeitooneh Maarat al-Nu’man, Idlib 146 6
Basmeh and Zeitooneh Maarat Misreen, Idlib 156 6
Kesh Malek Abzemo, Aleppo 119 4
Kesh Malek Big Orum, Aleppo 118 4
Kesh Malek x Kafr Naha, Aleppo 99 4

 

CONTRIBUTED PARTNERS

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The following partners in Syria contributed to the drafting of this Report: (Basmeh & Zeitouneh, Emissa, Space of hope, Kesh Malek, Olive branch, Development transformations experts (DT) have participated in the analysis and the utilization of RAF tool on the collected data.

OUR ORGNIZATION

NUMBER OF BENEFICIARIES

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MAPPING YOUTH SITUATION


IN NORTHWESTERN SYRIA
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Funded by Development Transformations (DT) on behalf of the Department of State’s Bureau of Near East Affairs (NEA), Shaml Coalition Shaml has conducted as mapping exercise to assess the situation of young people in northwest Syria Shaml members have conducted 1328 quantitative surveys and 35 key informant interviews (KIIs) across four districts in Idlib Province (Ariha, al-Dana, Maarat al-Nu’man, and Maarat Masreen) and three districts in Aleppo Province (Abzemo, Urum al-Kubra, and Kafr Naha). RAF analytical filters were then applied to the collected data to identify the potential radicalization drivers in each of the seven communities., the findings were then validated through facilitated focus groups discussions (FGDs) with youth in those communities. Finally, these validated radicalization drivers were utilized to develop its systemic cause analysis and recommended associated activity concepts a critical component informing the small grants implementation to ensure that activity design targets underlying root causes of violent extremism (VE).

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Sampling
Methodology

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The overall population in the targeted sub-districts reaches up to 544,250 thousand people, according to latest estimations, the required sample size has been calculated according to Robert-Mason equation to be 1065 people. The number was then distributed over the sub-districts according to their relevant population size V=M/([[(S^2×(M-1)]÷(P(1-p))]+1) M: is the number of overall population in the targeted area ZE is the margin of errors Z is the confidence level which is fixed at 95%

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