OUR STORY

Since our inception in 2014 Challenge to Change has supported over 22,000 women from 11 Arab nations
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About Challenge to Change

We are a Swiss non-profit association, catalysing positive change for marginalised women in the Middle East.

We are born out of a strong, genuine desire, and need to improve the lives Arab women – especially those living in difficult conditions and/or being affected by war and conflict, or other disasters in the region.

We support women to change their lives, be the best version of themselves and contribute to a better society, by giving them vital life and work skills; employability and entrepreneurship skills; and tools to overcome challenges from within.

Each year thousands of women seek our support, each with their own story of loss, trauma, violence, and/or other crippling disadvantages. We invest in these women’s potential.

We have seen that with our support, women can change their lives, break the marginalisation cycles, and seize opportunities to build better futures for themselves and their families.

22,180

women facing difficulties and women refugees empowered since 2014

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life-changing programs and transformative initiatives

137

counsellors, mentors and coaches providing a support network
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WE ENHANCE

the lives of women.

WE EMPOWER

them to be the best version of themselves.

WE CREATE

stronger foundations for future generations.

Our Mission

is to Connect, Inspire, and Empower Arab women to transform challenges into positive change opportunities.

Our Vision

is to create a community of Arab women who are resilient and successful.

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Our Objectives

We aim to support, train and advance 40,000 women by the year 2025.

Engage

Public Relations

Social Networks

Networking Events

 

Educate

Webinars

Workshops

Exchange Programs

Online Courses

Enable

Mentoring & Support Programs

Peer Group Meetings

Coaching Sessions

Employ

Internships

Employability Program

Entrepreneurship Program

Videos

Maryam Dabdoub

Meet Maryam Dabdoub an English Language student at the American University of Beirut and a Little Sister at Challenge to Change's Program: Big Sister/Little Sister.Maryam talks about the important role her Big Sister; Ms Dina Faidi played in her life by mentoring and guiding and providing her with the support needed to overcome challenges. Thank you, Maryam, for sharing your story and thank you, Dina, for being a Big Sister to young women like Maryam. For more information about the Big Sister/Little Sister program, please visit:https://www.challengetochange.me/big-sister-little-sister/

Posted by Challenge to Change on Wednesday, 6 February 2019
Dina shares her experience

Dina El Shami, a student at LU university shares her experience after attending the Work Readiness and Employability Program which was held in Lebanon, in collaboration with Walid Joumblatt Foundation for University Studies.Thank you Dina!

Posted by Challenge to Change on Thursday, 24 October 2019

هدباء ابو شمالة ، ‏إحدى المستفيدات من ورشات العمل المقدمة من Challenge to Change.‏تروي هدباء تجربتها الإيجابية مع المؤسسة و كيف غيرت هذه الورشات من حياتها#غزة #challengetochange #bethechange #thepowerofshe #gaza #palestine

Posted by Challenge to Change on Thursday, 16 January 2020
Workshop participant Dalia Al Qazzaz

Dalia shares her insight after attending Challenge to Change workshops that are designed to help Arab women in Gaza attain the skills needed for entering the job market.#challengetochange #bethechange #thepowerofshe #Gaza #Palestine #workshops #jobmarket #skills #empoweringarabwomen

Posted by Challenge to Change on Monday, 11 November 2019
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Accounts and Audit

Accounting Firm:
MULTIFIDUCIAIRE GENEVE S.A.
Carrefour de Rive 1
1211 Genève 3, Switzerland
Tél :  +41 22 718 41 18
www.multigeneve.ch

Auditing Firm:
FIDUCIAIRE HELLER S.A.
Place de la Gare 1,
1260 – Nyon, Switzerland
Tel. : + 41 22 994 77 00
www.hellersa.ch