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 NGO
  • Year founded 2010
  • Headquartered Beirut
  • Registration Lebanon
  • Website https://www.ulyp.org

Related sustainable development goals

  • No Poverty
  • Quality Education
  • Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

Focus areas

Focus sectors

  • Agriculture
    • Farming
  • Arts
  • Development
    • Economic development
      • Community improvement
        • Housing development
        • Housing rehabilitation
    • Business and industry
      • Entrepreneurship
    • Sustainable development
  • Human rights
  • Humanitarian
    • Youth development
      • Community service for youth
      • Youth services
      • Youth mentoring
      • Civics for youth
    • Food banks
    • Thrift shops
    • Free goods distribution
    • Family services
      • Family counseling
      • Parent education
    • Food aid
  • Philanthropy
    • Nonprofits
    • Voluntarism
  • Public affairs
    • Leadership development
  • Sports and leisure
    • Community recreation
      • Parks
      • Camps
      • Playgrounds

Focus populations

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

Focus geographies

  • Middle East
    • Lebanon


  • Bridge
    College preparation programme to support students entering higher education. Bridge offers counselling and guidance and supports with scholarships and other funding mechanisms.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.


Funding model

  • Foundation-administered programme awards

Primary funders

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


Key staff

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

Board members

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

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