Ripples of Happiness
Ripples of Happiness is about positively impacting our communities, giving back, and paying it forward. The 6-week university outreach program teaches Lebanon’s youth about social responsibility and entrepreneurship by equipping them with the professional knowledge and skills to help them support their communities and empower them to consciously lead the future.
University students are invited to come together to form their own teams, select a social project that affects their community, and devise an innovative solution that positively impacts our society. After the intensive 6-week training program, the teams are asked to create a short video to showcase their projects to one another. These promotional videos also represent Lebanon in a regional competition against teams from 6 other Arab countries. The top three winners from the MENA region receive funding to get their social enterprises up and running on a larger scale!
Overseen by INJAZ Lebanon, and created by INJAZ Al-Arab and the Coca-Cola Foundation, Ripples of Happiness aims to primarily foster social responsibility and entrepreneurship through INJAZ Lebanon’s three core areas of business education: entrepreneurship, work readiness, and financial literacy.
On Your Marks!
Students learn about the program and understand the guidelines of the competition and its various expectations, deadlines, and incentives. They also develop a “Life Map” video to introduce every team member, include their aspirations.
Students learn about SMART project planning a project and the importance of social responsibility. They review needs in their community and select a problem they wish to address.
Students come up with a specific solution to the wish that they selected and design how to implement their project. They split into teams and organize a plan and time fame for running their project.
Students run and document their community project.
Keep It Up!
Students continue running and documenting their project. Documentation is done through a short video and reporting.
Students prepare the project report and finalize the video for the regional competition. These are submitted to the regional judging panel.