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Creating safe spaces within vulnerable communities and refugee camps, building a large network of active social change makers and designing creative solutions to socioeconomic problems.
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my dream to establish a safe haven for orphaned children, abandoned elderly and unsheltered animals. I am a forest wanderer, hiker and a cruelty-free food enthusiast.
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"To pacify external conflicts, I must first wage peace within myself."
Serene Dardari is a Syrian social change maker and a civil society communication advisor. Serene received esteemed award of "Young Innovators Creating A Better World For All" at the Women Economic Forum 2018. Serene holds a B.A. in Communication Arts from the Lebanese American University, a diploma in Care Economy from the U.N. Women Training Centre, and is completing her applied Masters in Conflictology with the University of Catalonia and the United Nations Institute For Training and Research. Serene is a Tedx Speaker, a certified grant writer and a project design trainer.
This is a fantastic program and NICE is much needed here in Lebanon. There is a lot of tension in schools and public spaces between Lebanese ( host) and Syrian ( refugee) children due to past traumatic history, social stigma and ignorance. Bullying is almost socially accepted in this case and that is why I believe that such programs do not stop with educating the children, but rather the entire community.