About The Project
The initiative aims to break cultural and socio-economic barriers by fostering interconnection and mutual understanding between youth of diverse backgrounds, enabling them to work together towards a common cause.
Shabbek Wa Bader seeks to deconstruct the “victim-and-hero” mentality in volunteer work and instead create community cohesiveness. This is achieved by partnering students from private and public high schools, engaging them in a collaborative approach to community organizing and project management training throughout the academic year. They are grouped into teams while working on community-led projects. Through mutual understanding and dialogue, they are then able to collaboratively create more robust solutions for the communities they serve.
What makes this initiative innovative is its ability to bring together individuals who don’t necessarily interact and provide pathways to their mutual cooperation, whilst empowering them to be leaders of positive change in their respective communities.