Since our project began in 2017, AlManarah has partnered with 20 youth organizations and delivered activities to 25 youth groups, totaling more than 400 students.
At AlManarah, we believe that we are all human beings but each individual is unique and brings their own talents and experiences to the table. Understanding that variance is in everyone, and therefore receiving the other is also self-acceptance is a crux of our work. We believe that working together to promote the rights of others, allowing each individual to integrate equally into society, enhances the sense of social belonging for youth.
As part of our “Dialogue and Accessibility” project, AlManarah trains teenagers to initiate accessibility projects at school and on the local level.
Dialogue and Accessibility is an approved program on the green track in the Department of Education’s educational programs database (program no. 2962).
Our target population is primarily teenagers age 12-17 — including teens with disabilities and disabilities. Our work maintains homogeneous age groups to increase dialogue accessibility within peer groups.
- Promoting leadership values and social change among youth.
- Encouraging dialogue between teenagers with disabilities and those without.
- Encouraging youth collaboration to promote activities for people with disabilities.
- Raising awareness of the importance of accessibility in Arab society.
- Encouraging youth to volunteer for efforts advocating for the needs of people with disabilities.
- Incorporate youth with and without disabilities into the various activities of formal and informal education.
- Recruit youth both with disabilities without into joint activities within the program.
- Increase the level of volunteering among teenagers for people with disabilities and for society at various institutions and organizations.
- Develop a joint initiative to implement accessibility at school/place of residence.
- Provide tools and skills for leadership development and community engagement.