Promising Practices Program

Administering Organization

DIMA

Program Name

Habesha Project

Program Objectives and Unique Needs Addressed

The Habesha Project  is an international Mexican-led humanitarian initiative with two primary objectives:

  1. To send a message of solidarity to the Syrian nation by making it possible for 30 Syrian students, who have fled the conflict and currently live as refugees, to travel to Mexico to continue the pursuit of higher education;
  2. To foster, in association with leading academic institutions, discussion aimed at raising awareness in Mexico about the humanitarian crisis in the Middle East and the regional and global implications of the conflict

Program Description

The Habesha Project is a neutral, not-for-profit, non-political, and non-faith based international Mexican-led humanitarian initiative aimed at sending a message of solidarity to the Syrian nation. It does so by making it possible for Syrian students, who have fled the conflict, to travel to Mexico to pursue higher education.  In association with leading academic institutions, the Project will foster discussion designed to increase awareness about the humanitarian crisis in the Middle East, as well as regional and global implications of the conflict. This initiative proposes a model that views Syrian students as an asset and opportunity to promote an intercultural dialogue that fosters an international culture of peace.

Resource Materials Used in Program

Clip 1. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qzIXQ1OYQJg

Clip 2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CugD4Baj8NU

Groups Served by Program

Syrian higher education students.

Program Funding

The project works with 0% admin cost. All funds are dedicated to the travel and support of Syrian students in Mexico.

Program Staffing and Required Staff Training

20 pro bono staffs with very diverse experience.

Program Evaluation

  • Number of Syrian students arrive in Mexico
  • Speed of Spanish acquired by students
  • Number of awareness rising events organized by the project

Program Outcomes

N/A

Additional Comments

Program Contact

Habesha Project
005214491066667
proyecto.habesha@gmail.com
www.proyectohabesha.org


Program Dates

January 1, 2014 ongoing September 2016.