CULTURAL RELIEF CONVOY (CRCS)

CRCs are the first and most well-known activity of Action for Hope, and they mark the start of our work in a certain community.  By the end of 2017, we had conducted 8 CRCs, and have thus developed our work methodologies and tools for organizing the convoys to achieve impact on targeted communities and prepare for follow up activities.  The main activity in all convoys is arts training, but we also respond to the other needs of the community such as medical services and sometimes food.  Each convoy is preceded by a short introductory workshop for participating volunteers, and is followed by an assessment of activities and future plans.

List of activities

In 2015 and 2016, three cultural relief convoys were conducted:

  1. Stable Antar convoy, Cairo, Egypt (30 May – 12 June 2013)
  2. Hayy ElTanak, Tripoli, Lebanon (18 – 31 August 2013)
  3. Doweir Village Convoy, Assiut, Egypt (3 – 13 November 2013)
  4. AlMarj Camp, West Bekaa, Lebanon (5 – 17 December 2013)
  5. Baidar Camps convoy, West Bekaa, Lebanon (20 July – 7 August 2015)
  6. Jordan convoy:
    • Zaatari camp (13 – 18 November 2015)
    • Amman and Zarqa CARE centers  (22 – 26 November 2015)
  7. Al Hashmi Al Shemali neighborhood in Amman, Jordan (30 July – 11 August 2016)
  8. AlMehamara Camps, Akkar, North Lebanon (3 – 17 July 2017)