Unite Lebanon Youth Project (ULYP)

The Unite Lebanon Youth Project (ULYP) is a nonprofit organization established in 2010 with the aim of helping Lebanon heal its religious, political, socio-economic, and ethnic divisions to enable people to co-exist, unite, and work together for a better future. It supports education and empowerment programmes for children, youth, and women in marginalised communities.

  • Organisation type Non governmental organisation (NGO)
  • Year founded 2010
  • Headquartered Beirut
  • Registration Lebanon
  • Website https://www.ulyp.org

Focus areas

Focus sectors

  • Human services
    • Youth development
      • Youth mentoring
      • Youth services
      • Civics for youth
      • Community service for youth
    • Family services
      • Family counseling
      • Parent education
    • Free goods distribution
    • Food aid
    • Thrift shops
    • Food banks
  • Community and economic development
    • Economic development
      • Community improvement
        • Housing development
        • Housing rehabilitation
    • Sustainable developement
    • Business and industry
      • Entrepreneurship
  • Agriculture, fishing and forestry
    • Agriculture
  • Public affairs
    • Leadership development
  • Arts and culture
  • Philanthropy and public policy
    • Voluntarism
    • Nonprofits
  • Sports and recreation
    • Community recreation
      • Camps
      • Parks
      • Playgrounds
  • Human rights
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Focus populations

  • Young adults
  • Women and girls
  • Men and boys
  • Parents
  • Single parents
  • Caregivers
  • Refugees and displaced people
  • Adolescents
  • Children
  • Infants and toddlers
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Focus geographies

  • Middle East
    • Lebanon
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  • Healthy Alternative Program for Preschoolers & Youth (HAPPY)
    Early childhood education programme building academic skills in the core subjects of English and Maths, along with arts and literature and health education
  • Bridge
    College preparation programme to support students entering higher education. Bridge offers counselling and guidance and supports with scholarships and other funding mechanisms.
  • Sharing Hope and Reviving Education (SHARE)
    SHARE helps children aged 8-15 with emotional and social well-being through extra-curricular activities, trips, and cultural experiences.
  • For the Livelihood of Youth (FLY)
    An upskilling programme providing unemployed or underemployed university graduates with the qualifications and skillsets required by the local labour market.
  • Rainbow
    Supporting vulnerable children aged 6-16 from different refugee and host communities with intensive English and Math programmes to improve resilience and increase motivation towards learning. Rainbow offers cultural and educational field trips to build life skills and engages the parents as partners in the educational journey of their children.
  • Respect
    Empowering young people aged 16-22 to engage in conflict resolution activities to promote the values of tolerance within their communities.


Funding model

  • Fundraising
  • Private

Primary funders

  • Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund
  • Beit Jiddi Foundation
  • Theirworld
  • Dar Al- Handaseh
  • Qatar Fund for Development
  • Swiss Agency for Development and Co-operation (SDC)
  • The Big Heart Foundation
  • United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA)
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Types of funding and awards

  • Foundation-administered programme awards
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Key staff

  • Melek El Nimer, founder
  • Nicole Eid Abuhaydar, director

Board members

  • Melek El Nimer
  • Adalat Nakkash
  • Hanna Nassar
  • Mohammad Mattar
  • Rana Hadid
  • Rula Alami
  • Youssef El Zein
  • Yusuf Kan'an
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