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Syria Refugee Crisis

AMURT has been active in Lebanon since 2012 supporting Syrian refugees and vulnerable Lebanese host communities. Since 2015 the focus has been creating a pathway to education, providing psycho-social support and giving youth a chance for self-expression and supporting their struggle for livelihoods. Read more

Kenya AIDS Nurses - Home-based Care

Kenya – HIV/AIDS Overview

With major financing from the US Government, AMURT is dramatically expanding its work to address the problems caused by HIV/AIDS in three provinces in Kenya. Specifically, AMURT will organize care and protection for 3,000 orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) within their households, care for 1,000 people living with HIV/AIDS who are homebound, start youth clubs that impart life skills, youth empowerment and vocational training to 900 youth, and reach one million people with messages related to HIV prevention. Read more

Romania – Youth and Childrens Progams

The training has two programs. In “Transitional Living Program” the youths receive housing, motivational counseling, and life skills and career training. In a subsequent “Independent Living Program” outside the Center, they learn the real independent life in an apartment, holding a job, paying rent, and taking care of other related life matters by themselves. Read more

Kenya Hip Hop

Kenya – Youth Hip Hop

“Why are we going wrong?” raps Suleiman Mohammed, the leader of the AMURTZO Rap Group, “I’m talking to them but they are losing their minds, why are we going wrong?” Suleiman says that he was “going wrong” until he entered the AMURT program. Like many of his peers, he could not generate the money to pay for his education and had to drop out of school and drop into bad habits. However, he always worked on his creative talents, hoping that one day opportunity would knock at his door. Read more

Kikuyu Kenya Peer Educators

Kenya: Sustainable Peer Educators

Recognizing that peer educator groups have a tendency to disband once a project ends or funding dries up, AMURT integrated income-generation activities into the mission of the Komango peer educator group as a pilot program to bolster their longevity. The group started small by selling sausages and porridge at youth-organized soccer tournaments, in addition to their normal responsibility of discussing HIV prevention with people attending the events. Read more

Kenya Youth Groups

Kenya – Youth HIV and AIDS Prevention Program

An important facet of the program is the training and support of 135 peer educators who pass on knowledge to youth, and provide condoms to those who need them. In fact, many of the peer educators have become walking “condom dispensers” and sometimes receive a knock on their doors in the dead of night from friends seeking condom support! In addition, the peer educators visit primary schools and secondary to schools to deliver age-specific messages to children in an entertaining way. Read more

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