Partner: Plan International


Year of Implementation: 2014-2016


In collaboration with Plan international and on the basis of the current Youth Organizations Mapping & Assessment initiative and the future PAR national research on volunteerism and civic engagement, Etijah designed a capacity-building program which offered the selected organizations a tailor-made training to address their needs. In its entirety, the program aimed to train expert organizations on:

  • Assets-Based Community Development
  • Volunteerism management
  • Designing initiatives
  • Proposal writing


Additionally in 2015, Etijah proposed a capacity-building training and awareness raising through package of Training of Trainers (ToTs) programs which aimed at creating opportunities for girls and women, youth between 15 and 30 years old, and Community Development Associations (CDAs) to learn and practice active citizenship in a way that makes a real difference to them and their communities. Etijah also offered a tailored curriculum built on international practices of dialogue and debate, conflict resolution, personal development, leadership, community service, problem solving, election campaigns and volunteerism to a group of 25 participants from South-Cairo and East-Cairo.


ToTs program provided young participants with a strong professional framework based on international active citizenship best practices, tools, ethics and principles. Participants developed insights into patterns of cultural and political relations in which motions were located, with particular reference to economically and culturally diversified communities in South-Cairo and East-Cairo. This program equipped participants with a wide range of skills including the use of social media, leadership, organizing and marketing debate events, elections campaigning, networking, and raising public awareness.