Thursday 16 November 2023 - 11:59

Are you a young content creation enthusiast with a passion for storytelling and a desire to amplify diverse voices in our society? If so, we invite you to apply for our Youth Connect Workshop and Content Creation Program, where creativity knows no bounds, and diversity is celebrated.

About the project:

The project’s overall focus is to counter discrimination and promote greater diversity in media coverage of marginalized racial and ethnic communities and underrepresented and vulnerable groups and to promote a positive image (cities, narratives..), hence,  it is a more diverse, open, positive and inclusive Lebanese public sphere with increased participation of young women and men from diverse and marginalized backgrounds to generate and disseminate content that matters to them, and which is aligned with several aspects of human rights

Through this program, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Acquire content creation skills, and how to Integrate of a cultural relations approach with digital peacebuilding strategies.
  • Impartation of skills in social media mapping and utilizing AI advancements to create diverse content efficiently. 
  • Access seed funding/small grants once you complete the training sessions, Al; plan and implement your small-scale project within a team.
  • Upscale your skills by connecting with Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and media organizations for an internship while developing and implementing your digital project/initiative.
  • Collaborate with like-minded peers and organisations who share your passion for storytelling.
  • Amplify voices from marginalized groups and communities.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Reside in Lebanon.
  • Aged between 18 and 30 years.
  • A passion for content creation and storytelling.
  • Number of followers to be above 5,000 or interesting featured content
  • Passionate about driving positive change in your community.
  • Ability to commit to the full program duration.

Full Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion policy:

We are dedicated to fostering an environment where everyone feels valued and respected. Our program adheres to a comprehensive Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion policy, ensuring that individuals from all backgrounds have equal access to opportunities.

How to apply:

To apply, please complete the online application form by 5 November 2023.

Selection Process:

A diverse and inclusive selection committee will review all applications and shortlist candidates based on their creativity, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and potential to make a positive impact through content creation. 

Program Details:

  • Duration: 5 days
  • Location: Beirut (to be determined)
  • Participation is free of charge. Transport incentive will be provided.
  • •Selected participants will receive certificates upon program completion.

Application Deadline: 16 November 2023, at 11:59pm


16 November 2023 Applications close at 11.59 (Beirut time)
November 2023 4 training sessions
December 2023 Hackathon and Youth Connect Awards winners announced
January 2024 - March 2024 Implementation of grant projects
March 2024 Youth Connect closing event

For inquiries and more information, please contact Romy Abou Raad and Roy El Khoury.

Join us in celebrating the rich tapestry of Lebanon's diversity, one story at a time. Let your creativity shine, and let's create content that brings us all closer together.