The war in Syria is entering its fifth year. More than 400,000 have been killed and millions displaced. #MeWeSyria–a program of Ashoka’s Youth Venture— is currently working to activate storytellers and change-makers in refugee communities in Turkey, Lebanon, and Jordan thanks in part to support from the German Government, Porticus Foundation’s Community Arts Labs, and Ashoka’s Youth Venture. We are working with refugee partners such as Questscope NGO, UNFPA, DARB-SYR and others. To learn more about #MeWeSyria, download our brochure. Also, check out the latest news and achievements on #MeWeSyria here. As this phase is live, any funding support or media promotion is greatly appreciated.
*WE ARE ACTIVELY SEEKING FUNDING PARTNERSHIPS AND TECHNICAL SUPPORT. TO VIEW THE SHORT FILMS BY REFUGEES,OR TO HOST A SCREENING OF #MeWeSyria, CONTACT ME/WE VIA @MOHSINDIN ON TWITTER. YOU MAY ALSO SEND REQUESTS TO HOST ME/WE WORKSHOPS AND CURRICULUM AT YOUR SCHOOL, COMPANY, OR ORGANIZATION.
June-July 2017: Vice News feature and updates MiT
May 2017: MeWeSyria presents to partners @ MiT’s SOLVE
March 2017: MiT’S Solve Awards #MeWeSyria @ United Nations!
Read more on our recent win @SolveMiT at the UN, and watch our pitch below!
MiT Solve invite #MeWeSyria to United Nations | March 7th
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February 2017: #MeWeSyria in #London collaborating w/ Between Borders!
We will be presenting at P21 Gallery. Open to the public. Details here…
January 2017: Lebanon activated!
We are in Lebanon activating 9 new Syrian teams, 20 Syrians (teachers, volunteers, youth facilitators) to replicate the #MeWeSyria program to more than 200 Syrian refugee teens and parents in 3 cities in Lebanon from now through July 2017. More to come soon!
October 2016: Team expansion in Gaziantep, Turkey!
At the end of October 2016, we activated 9 new #MeWeSyria teams, led by Syrian refugees from Gaziantep and Osthmania, in Southeast, Turkey. Over the next 6 months, in partnership with DARB-Syr, these brave teams will replicate the program to more than 300 Syrian teenagers. More to come soon!
EVENT: #MeWeSyria joins online panel hosted by UNHCR Innovation and +SocialGood
#MeWeSyria series published on UNHCR Innovation
First Person Report: #MeWeSyria on Al Jazeera America
#MeWeSyria premieres at exhibition in Foreign Ministry in Berlin
Insights from #MeWeSyria Training of Trainers in Zaatari Camp
I am headed back to Zaatari refugee camp to have additional co-design sessions with refugee teachers/volunteers of the Questscope NGO who are attempting to replicate the #MeWeSyria program for young Syrians at the UNFPA Youth Center. Read more…
#MeWeSyria: The Power of Narrative, 2015
Highlight video from youth workshops, 2014
Current workshops and training of trainers, 2015
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13 April: Founder Mohsin Mohi-Ud-Din joins an online panel hosted by UNHCR Innovation and +SocialGood. Learn more and join the event here...
#MeWeSyria comes to American audiences via a profile on Al Jazeera America, 30 December 2015, 8PM US time
#MeWeSyria brings refugees’ messages and creative storytelling to German TV
#MeWeSyria presentation at Interdependence Day event at Lincoln Center, 27 September, 2015
Updates from UN event
Follow the Storify of #MeWeSyria premiere at the German Mission to the UN to see pictures and video…