RESMYLE supports local communities to rationalize water consumption in south Lebanon thanks to young people
Youth for Better Sustainable Development is one of the projects implemented in Lebanon through the sub-grant of RESMYLE project.
The project implemented by the local NGO “NOKTA FASLE” aims at empowering the role of youth and promoting the goals of sustainable development namely goal six "clean water and sanitation" and goal ten "reduced inequality" through the establishment of activities and projects with young people in three districts in southern Lebanon with the direct participation of the residents.
The project implemented 4 initiatives with “Youth Success Club” in 3 areas of South Lebanon.
One of these initiatives is the awareness campaign on “Rationalizing Water Consumption in the Sustainable Development Goals” implemented by Nabatieh Success club in partnership with the Arab Salim Volunteer Youth Assembly where 29 participants: 17 unemployed youths (10 women and 7 men) and 12 citizens (8 women - house wives and farmers / 4 men) from ArabSalim village participated and were introduced to the Sustainable Development Goals 2030 and more specifically to goals six “Clean Water and Sanitation”.
At the end of the day, equipment (pipes for agriculture & tank water buoy) for rationalizing water use were distributed to the participants. The pipes will be used for drip irrigation for agriculture, especially since in the countryside all the inhabitants are farming in front of their houses, and due to the water shortage caused by the cut in electricity and the economic crisis that the country is suffering, the pipes come to help people to irrigate the plants with less water and in a modern way and the tank water buoy is to save water, especially that due to the economic crisis many of the citizens cannot afford to buy new ones.
Furthermore, The NEETs who learned on the importance to rationalize the use of water which is a key element for energy generation will spread the word among their communities and once the implementation of skills is more effective.
The project "RESMYLE - Rethinking employment and social inclusion of Mediterranean youth through sustainable development" implemented in Lebanon by Association for Rural Capacity Development (ADR) and funded by the ENI CBC MED program of the European Union. RESMYLE is a 3-year project, which brings together 9 partners from five Mediterranean countries: France, Italy, Lebanon, Jordan and Tunisia.