Project EEC

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Project EEC

Doha, Qatar
Year Founded:
2013
Organization type: 
hybrid
Project Stage:
Growth
Budget: 
$50,000 - $100,000
Project Summary
Elevator Pitch

Concise Summary: Help us pitch this solution! Provide an explanation within 3-4 short sentences.

Syria is in one of the darkest times it has been in. Their citizens are watching the country crumble before their eyes and have no power over it.
We must try to help these people who are suffering from poverty and lack of iteracy. Let us try to provide the gift of education.

About Project

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

There are many displaced families in refugee camps all over Syria. These families have lost their homes and lives. They are in need of many things; toiletries, clothes, food, educational material and so on. The problem is women need a chance to educate themselves, and be helped to start their own jobs to support their companies. Children need a place to grown up, be educated, eat and drink normally, and try to live a normal life.

Solution: What is the proposed solution? Please be specific!

We are trying to set up an education, entertainment, and communication hub in each camp. This hub will have a generator that runs a projector for people to be able to watch the news, kids to watch TV and it will provide as a screen for students to be taught on. The generator, along with a two-way Internet connection, will also help run laptops for people to be able to communicate with friends and family. These hubs will consist of two actually building structures in the camps. One will be used for the communication area with the internet and laptops. The other structure will consist of morning classes to teach illiterate women and how to start their own jobs to earn money.
Impact: How does it Work

Example: Walk us through a specific example(s) of how this solution makes a difference; include its primary activities.

Example- A family that use to be mosaic artists and sold mosaics for a living were displaced into the camp. The project has helped provide a shelter for the family, allowed the mother and son to educate themselves, and it has given them supplies to make mosaics again but also teach others in the camp how to create and sell mosaics. Example- A young 13 year old girl was taken away from her education when her family fled their town. The girl is now taking classes in the camp and is helping younger children learn the basics of reading. Example- A group of women who live at the camp where struggling to take care of their children. With the money and utilities given to the camp, the women are now giving classes to other women durning the day.

Impact: What is the impact of the work to date? Also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

As of now the project has built, 2 large tents that fit 200 children each. There are two large buildings that are also built, that fit 400 people. There have access to the internet to talk to family and friends. There are large projectors to teach on, there are rooms so that different classes can be taken in. The work being done is documented so that others around the world can see what is happening and be able to invest back into the project. This is just in one camp, with the right funds and team this can extend into all the other camps filled with over 2 million displaced Syrians of which 1 million are children.
Sustainability

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is this solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

To continue to raise money there are two subsidiary projects that will be raising money for Project ECC. Photo-gallery looking at what goes into being an empowered in the Arab World. It will look at women between the ages of 18-100. It looks at accomplishments and what leads to being where they are. A documentary and illustrated novel of the project will also be created to show the people that were involved, and the journey of the Project.

Marketplace: Who else is addressing the problem outlined here? How does the proposed project differ from these approaches?

Other people addressing the problem are Red Cross, Red Crescent, UNRWA, Qatar Charity and many others. The difference is that we have direct contact with the camp and the people who will be investing in. The other players in the market will be great way to start taking the project into a bigger scale. The project is specific to education and helping people start work. The idea is specific where the bigger players are doing everything all at once.
Team

Founding Story

Torath Production and its production family always keep an eye open for the different things happening in the region. With the recent times of what is happening in the region, it is human nature to want to help, to make a change, to give back to countries with such rich history and cultures. A member of the Torath family was reporting in Syria and then got so sucked into the project. He knew something had to be done and we were meant to do it. He meet a young girl called Fatima who he grew very attached too. She believe in him and felt he was there to help her. Fatima was the catalyst to build Project EEC, she wanted to learn, she wanted to see people be happy, and she wanted to be normal again. From there we knew this had to happen!