About us

Established in 2012, Hemmat Shabab Foundation for Development “HSF” is a non-profit NGO, licensed by the Ministry of Labor & Social Affairs in the Republic of Yemen. HSF is an independent charitable organization. Our work is unaffiliated and impartial to all religious and political parties and associations. 

As ‘Transparency’ is one of HSF’s core values, we are proud to have our financial statements audited by an internationally recognized professional services firm, Deloitte & Touche (Middle East)

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About us
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About us

Established in 2012, Hemmat Shabab Foundation for Development “HSF” is a non-profit NGO, licensed by the Ministry of Labor & Social Affairs in the Republic of Yemen. HSF is an independent charitable organization. Our work is unaffiliated and impartial to all religious and political parties and associations. 

As ‘Transparency’ is one of HSF’s core values, we are proud to have our financial statements audited by an internationally recognized professional services firm, Deloitte & Touche (Middle East)

We are committed to active contribution in achieving sustainable socio-economic development in our community, through the active participation and dedicated efforts of young Yemeni volunteers, and the continued support of our local, regional and international partners.  

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Our Mission
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Our Mission

We are committed to active contribution in achieving sustainable socio-economic development in our community, through the active participation and dedicated efforts of young Yemeni volunteers, and the continued support of our local, regional and international partners.  

Respect: We recognize our diverse community and advocate equal treatment for all members. 

Transparency: We honor the trust of our community and partners by maintaining integrity and transparency in all of our operations.

Innovation: We strive for creativity and innovation in the projects and initiatives that we undertake.  

Commitment: We passionately dedicate time and effort to advancing our mission.

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Our Values
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Our Values

Respect: We recognize our diverse community and advocate equal treatment for all members. 

Transparency: We honor the trust of our community and partners by maintaining integrity and transparency in all of our operations.

Innovation: We strive for creativity and innovation in the projects and initiatives that we undertake.  

Commitment: We passionately dedicate time and effort to advancing our mission.

  • Social and economic empowerment of disadvantaged families.
  • Encouraging and advancing the engagement of Yemen’s youth in entrepreneurial projects.
  • Promoting positive social and environmental messages through varied media platforms.

Providing quick response and relief in the event of humanitarian crises.

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Strategic goals
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Strategic goals
  • Social and economic empowerment of disadvantaged families.
  • Encouraging and advancing the engagement of Yemen’s youth in entrepreneurial projects.
  • Promoting positive social and environmental messages through varied media platforms.

Providing quick response and relief in the event of humanitarian crises.


Milestones in Years






2009


Inception of the first food basket distribution that resulted in supporting 600 family beneficiaries in Sana’a and Taiz.

2010


The food basket distribution project reached to over 1660 family beneficiaries in Sana’a, Taiz, Hodideah and Aden. More variety of activities took place between cultural, sports, meal events, and awards celebrations to conclude the Ramadan activities.

2011


The same food basket distribution project reached to about 5,600 family beneficiaries in the four provinces. The volunteers of this initiative were present in various youth events such as World Volunteer Day and World Youth Day organized by UNV.

2012


The vision and the goals became clearer towards institutionalizing the initiative into an official foundation.  Set of the main milestones of this year:

1. Registration of  Hemmat Shabab (Youth Endeavour)  as an official institution in the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor.

2. Production of the first Hemmat Shabab (Youth Endeavour)  video clip broadcasted in local and regional TV channels.

3. Organizing the first conference of ‘Youth Initiatives and Institutions’ in Sana’a, Yemen.


4. The number of beneficiaries from Ramadan social activities in five governorates (Sana'a, Taiz, Aden, Hodeidah, Hadramout) reached to be:
- 10,217 needy families benefiting from the food basket distribution campaign
- 5,6720 beneficiaries from the ‘Smile’ campaign
- 2,500 beneficiaries of the campaign (repacking excess food) in Sana'a Governorate.


5. A campaign of cleaning and awareness targeting 29 districts, 31 streets and 11 mosques in the five governorates.


6. Organization of the World Volunteer Day - UNV Program.


7. Participation in a large number of youth and community activities at the local and regional levels.

 

 

 

 

2013


  • Environmental campaign in Socotra Island preserving the island from  plastic waste, raising awareness to unique trees that would go extinct, and working to find solutions to protect the endangered turtles from extinction. .
  • Partnership with the British Council in the Zoom Short Film Competition.
  • Participation in several events and activities and youth and community forums, on the local and the international levels represented in:
    Ø Regional participation:
    * Participation in the First International Youth Forum, Forum of Arab Life Makers - Egypt,
  • * Friends of Yemen Conference - London - UK, Arab Youth
  • * Entrepreneurship Conference - Doha - Qatar.

Ø Youth events:

* World Youth Day organized by the United Nations Development Program - Sana'a, World Volunteer Day - organized by UNV.

Ø Community events:
* Participation in the Civil Society Capacity Development workshop by the World Bank - Sana'a,

- Participation in the organization the entrepreneurship event, Startup Weekend, in Sana'a.


- Couple of video clips productions promoting positive values in the society.


- The launch of ‘Makenhom’  project that enables poor families to start their micro-small projects.

- The ‘Ideal neighbourhood competition’ 2013 under the slogan "Tomorrow is masterfully built", aimed to enhancing the value of cleanliness at the social and individual level, reviving the spirit of positive competition.


- Eid clothes distribution for children Hadramout governorate.

- Mass breakfast in Taiz governorate.
- Sports League.
 

* The number of beneficiaries of activities for the month of Ramadan in five governorates (Sana'a, Taiz, Aden, Hodeidah, Hadramawt) increased as follows:

- Food basket project: 8,000 beneficiary families in the five governorates.

- Breaking the Fast Campaign: 84,940 individuals in the five provinces.

- Mazad food campaign: 3,000 families in three governorates (Sana’a- Taiz - Hodeidah).

* During the flood crisis in a number of provinces, a convoy under the slogan "hand in hand .. we help them", aimed to relief the affected flooded families  by distributing  variety of food items, and household materials. Result of this campaign:
- In the village of Qabil in Sana'a on December 2013: 130 families/ beneficiares.

- In the governorate of Ibb in August 2013: 30 families (200 people).
- In Taiz governorate in September: 30 families.

 * Training and qualifications given to volunteers:
* Course in Leadership Skills and Art of Influence
* Symposium in institutional building
* Integrated Training Program for Ideal Neighborhood Project Volunteers in

* Task Management and Priorities, Investment of Time, Innovation and Creativity Skills
* Team building and Time Management
Effective Communication
* Course in Strategic Planning

 

2014


* Transforming the food basket distribution project to a sustainability one called ‘Makenhom’ that enables families support themselves by starting their own micro-small projects.


* Continuation of the environmental protection campaign on Socotra Island.


* Incubating the organization of the TEDx Taiz Conference, hosting ideas worth spreading.


* A documentary film production ‘Taiz .. The Cradle of Civilization’. The film was launched at the Tidex Taiz conference and was shown on Yemen TV channels as well as various digital channels and social media.


* The continuation social solidarity activities and the contribution of the team of youth Taiz youth in the completion of projects Takaful:
- Distribution of food basket 1,072 beneficiaries.
- Breaking Fast meals: 3,040 beneficiaries.
- Excess Food campaign: 258 beneficiary families.
- Relief project for flood victims.
- Supporting cancer patients in Taiz.
* The project of Excess Clothes campaign Sana'a  
* Awards Ceremony and the conclusion of Ramadan activities and the launch of Makenhom’ development project.
* International and local activities, events and participations:
- Organizing the evening of entrepreneurship and creative thinking.
Sports League.
- Photographic Competition.
- Cultural Competition.
- Incubating the  ‘I love my book’ initiative which aims to instil love of reading in children and build a conscious generation.
- Participated in the organization of the Zoom Short Film Competition in partnership with the British Council, in order to show the talent of Yemeni youth.
- Video Production of ‘Rabak Ba-Yuktob Khair’ – promoting positivity
- Reportage production Ramadan social activities 1435 e / 2014.
- Reportage project "Makenhom" development project.

2015


* Second awareness campaign for the project towards better economic opportunities for young people.


* Third awareness campaign for the project towards better economic opportunities for young people.


* Clean campaign in Sana'a with the participation of Al-Hamma youth and youth volunteers in order to motivate people to adopt their responsibility towards their communities.


* Humanitarian cash assistance project - Taiz in partnership with UNICEF, Al Amal Bank and Social Welfare Fund.


* Emergency medical and food aid project, which targeted the city of Aden and Lahj in medical assistance for 8 hospitals and targeted food aid in each of the cities (Aden - Lahj - Taiz - Ab - Sana - Sanaa) and benefited 1329 displaced and deserving families.


* The Ghaith project, which aims to distribute food to the displaced in Aden, Lahj, Taiz, and Aba, Sana'a. The project benefited from the project (1432) a family displaced and affected by the war.


* Water Aid project: aimed to provide water supply to areas considered less fortunate in the availability of water (Nqm - Khafji - Sunina ) through providing 470 water tankers of various sizes.


* Empowerment of displaced families (microenterprises) in order to create an opportunity to provide a way of life temporarily and to awaken the work spirit of displaced families and to raise them up from the frustration of war: targeted (11) Displaced within the school of November 30 and beyond have been created for them micro projects ranging from one project costs from $ 50 to $ 150.


* Humanitarian aid in Taiz: The campaign aimed in contributing to the reduction of the emergency problems in Taiz due to the ongoing conflict and the siege imposed. The campaign is carried out interventions in three emergency areas, namely medical assistance, water assistance and basic food aid. (1175) families beneficiaries from food stuff, and (1175) food baskets. Various medical supplies and supplies were provided to the needy in the 3 hospitals operating in Taiz city (Althawrah – Aljumhoryah- Rawda) with 2 refrigerators for the laboratories. Eid Aladha support to  574 families.

 

2016


* The humanitarian aid for Taiz city in the following forms:

- First: The field of medical assistance: Provided medical assistance such as:
. different batches of laboratory and emergency medicine solutions as well as medical supplies.
. 750 beds were provided for patients with kidney failure.
. 204 oxygen cylinders.
. 4 cardiac equipment for the Republican Hospital and Althawrah Hospital in Taiz.
.  2 blood-saving refrigerators for Al-Thawra Hospital Laboratory.
. 2 refrigerators to save the dead to Al Rawda Hospital.

- Second: Water Supply: Water was distributed through water tankers on a daily basis to different districts of the city. Between January and May 2016, 5,158,025 litres of drinking water were supplied (1,103) water truck tankers (11,605,375) litres of usable water (2,995) water truck tankers.

Third: Food:
Where 1273 families in the city were supported by foodstuffs with 1273 food baskets.

* Completion of the humanitarian cash assistance program - Taiz in partnership with UNICEF, where Hemmat Shabab Foundation participated in the matching and evaluation of the financial expenditure of the targeted families of marginalized people in the districts of Taiz governorate.


* The project of geographical targeting of humanitarian cash assistance program Taiz.


* The project increased the food 2016, which aims to reflect the values ​​of social solidarity among the members of the community by collecting excess food from several families from different regions and redistribution to poor families in the Secretariat of the capital to provide a meal Suhour, and targeted the campaign (200) poor families in random neighborhoods From the Secretariat during the month of Ramadan 2016 for 15 days.

* Business incubator project (Noah's Ark): Launched by HSF in in an effort to mitigate the impact of the ongoing war on young entrepreneurs in Sana'a. Conceived in 2015, the idea was researched for 6 months until and came to fruition at the beginning of 2016.

As the culmination of tireless efforts by HSF members and volunteers, the incubator was finally launched on June 28th, 2016, in cooperation with Spark Organization from Denmark. HSF volunteers dedicated thought, time, and effort to the preparation of the incubator's site, necessary office equipment, basic supplies and IT services.

Noah's Arch Business Incubator provides 20 offices spaces to 20 emerging and struggling project and as a launching pad for youth projects. Each office space is furnished with an office desk and chair, file cabinet, and drawers, as well as the basic electronic equipment and services such as electricity, Internet, phone, printer, and photocopier. Noah's Arch also offers specialized consultancy services to entrepreneurs on the development of their projects, along with qualitative training to develop the required skills to ensure their success.

On the other hand, Noah's Arch also contributes in reducing the establishing and operating expenses of incubated projects in their early stages. All of these services are made available at a minimal fee, suited to the young entrepreneurs' capabilities.

Noah's Arch Business Incubator is considered one of the emerging economic development resources for entrepreneurs in Yemen; and as such, HSF and Spark are intent on expanding the project to establish a chain of business incubators in other cities in Yemen, to drive economic and social development and enable young Yemeni entrepreneurs.

 
* Project of liter of light:
In 2015, and in response to the constant power cuts in Yemen due to war conditions, HSF, sponsored by Pepsi Co., launches the Liter Of Light Project. An initiative implemented by Pepsi Co. worldwide in countries that suffer from electric supply shortages, to provide deprived households with their lighting needs.

The project targeted the most impoverished areas of Sana'a. In its first phase, the project equipped 750 households and 250 light poles with solar energy equipment in the areas of Wadi Ahmed, Mathbah, and Al-Sunaina. As the most affordable and sustainable solution to electricity shortages facing local communities at present, HSF and Pepsi Co. are planning to continue this effort by implementing additional phases to provide solar energy to furthermore areas.

* Production of Ma Yehtaj (No Need) Video Clip: A video promoting the message of unity between all factions of Yemeni society, the spirit of harmony and connectedness, and rejecting conflict between the people of Yemen.

The video strongly represents HSF's principles and its endeavor to promote messages of value through media, especially in this present period of conflict. The foundation is aware of the importance of encouraging commitment to these values within society to combat the instigators of division and hate.

 


Milestones in Years



2009

Inception of the

Inception of the first food basket distribution that resulted in supporting 600 family beneficiaries in Sana’a and Taiz.

2010

The food basket

The food basket distribution project reached to over 1660 family beneficiaries in Sana’a, Taiz, Hodideah and Aden. More variety of activities took place between cultural, sports, meal events, and awards celebrations to conclude the Ramadan activities.

2011

The same food basket

The same food basket distribution project reached to about 5,600 family beneficiaries in the four provinces. The volunteers of this initiative were present in various youth events such as World Volunteer Day and World Youth Day organized by UNV.

2012

The vision and the goals

The vision and the goals became clearer towards institutionalizing the initiative into an official foundation.  Set of the main milestones of this year:

1. Registration of  Hemmat Shabab (Youth Endeavour)  as an official institution in the Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor.

2. Production of the first Hemmat Shabab (Youth Endeavour)  video clip broadcasted in local and regional TV channels.

3. Organizing the first conference of ‘Youth Initiatives and Institutions’ in Sana’a, Yemen.


4. The number of beneficiaries from Ramadan social activities in five governorates (Sana'a, Taiz, Aden, Hodeidah, Hadramout) reached to be:
- 10,217 needy families benefiting from the food basket distribution campaign
- 5,6720 beneficiaries from the ‘Smile’ campaign
- 2,500 beneficiaries of the campaign (repacking excess food) in Sana'a Governorate.


5. A campaign of cleaning and awareness targeting 29 districts, 31 streets and 11 mosques in the five governorates.


6. Organization of the World Volunteer Day - UNV Program.


7. Participation in a large number of youth and community activities at the local and regional levels.

 

 

 

 

2013

Environmental campaign

  • Environmental campaign in Socotra Island preserving the island from  plastic waste, raising awareness to unique trees that would go extinct, and working to find solutions to protect the endangered turtles from extinction. .
  • Partnership with the British Council in the Zoom Short Film Competition.
  • Participation in several events and activities and youth and community forums, on the local and the international levels represented in:
    Ø Regional participation:
    * Participation in the First International Youth Forum, Forum of Arab Life Makers - Egypt,
  • * Friends of Yemen Conference - London - UK, Arab Youth
  • * Entrepreneurship Conference - Doha - Qatar.

Ø Youth events:

* World Youth Day organized by the United Nations Development Program - Sana'a, World Volunteer Day - organized by UNV.

Ø Community events:
* Participation in the Civil Society Capacity Development workshop by the World Bank - Sana'a,

- Participation in the organization the entrepreneurship event, Startup Weekend, in Sana'a.


- Couple of video clips productions promoting positive values in the society.


- The launch of ‘Makenhom’  project that enables poor families to start their micro-small projects.

- The ‘Ideal neighbourhood competition’ 2013 under the slogan "Tomorrow is masterfully built", aimed to enhancing the value of cleanliness at the social and individual level, reviving the spirit of positive competition.


- Eid clothes distribution for children Hadramout governorate.

- Mass breakfast in Taiz governorate.
- Sports League.
 

* The number of beneficiaries of activities for the month of Ramadan in five governorates (Sana'a, Taiz, Aden, Hodeidah, Hadramawt) increased as follows:

- Food basket project: 8,000 beneficiary families in the five governorates.

- Breaking the Fast Campaign: 84,940 individuals in the five provinces.

- Mazad food campaign: 3,000 families in three governorates (Sana’a- Taiz - Hodeidah).

* During the flood crisis in a number of provinces, a convoy under the slogan "hand in hand .. we help them", aimed to relief the affected flooded families  by distributing  variety of food items, and household materials. Result of this campaign:
- In the village of Qabil in Sana'a on December 2013: 130 families/ beneficiares.

- In the governorate of Ibb in August 2013: 30 families (200 people).
- In Taiz governorate in September: 30 families.

 * Training and qualifications given to volunteers:
* Course in Leadership Skills and Art of Influence
* Symposium in institutional building
* Integrated Training Program for Ideal Neighborhood Project Volunteers in

* Task Management and Priorities, Investment of Time, Innovation and Creativity Skills
* Team building and Time Management
Effective Communication
* Course in Strategic Planning

 

2014

Transforming the food basket

* Transforming the food basket distribution project to a sustainability one called ‘Makenhom’ that enables families support themselves by starting their own micro-small projects.


* Continuation of the environmental protection campaign on Socotra Island.


* Incubating the organization of the TEDx Taiz Conference, hosting ideas worth spreading.


* A documentary film production ‘Taiz .. The Cradle of Civilization’. The film was launched at the Tidex Taiz conference and was shown on Yemen TV channels as well as various digital channels and social media.


* The continuation social solidarity activities and the contribution of the team of youth Taiz youth in the completion of projects Takaful:
- Distribution of food basket 1,072 beneficiaries.
- Breaking Fast meals: 3,040 beneficiaries.
- Excess Food campaign: 258 beneficiary families.
- Relief project for flood victims.
- Supporting cancer patients in Taiz.
* The project of Excess Clothes campaign Sana'a  
* Awards Ceremony and the conclusion of Ramadan activities and the launch of Makenhom’ development project.
* International and local activities, events and participations:
- Organizing the evening of entrepreneurship and creative thinking.
Sports League.
- Photographic Competition.
- Cultural Competition.
- Incubating the  ‘I love my book’ initiative which aims to instil love of reading in children and build a conscious generation.
- Participated in the organization of the Zoom Short Film Competition in partnership with the British Council, in order to show the talent of Yemeni youth.
- Video Production of ‘Rabak Ba-Yuktob Khair’ – promoting positivity
- Reportage production Ramadan social activities 1435 e / 2014.
- Reportage project "Makenhom" development project.

2015

Second awareness campaign

* Second awareness campaign for the project towards better economic opportunities for young people.


* Third awareness campaign for the project towards better economic opportunities for young people.


* Clean campaign in Sana'a with the participation of Al-Hamma youth and youth volunteers in order to motivate people to adopt their responsibility towards their communities.


* Humanitarian cash assistance project - Taiz in partnership with UNICEF, Al Amal Bank and Social Welfare Fund.


* Emergency medical and food aid project, which targeted the city of Aden and Lahj in medical assistance for 8 hospitals and targeted food aid in each of the cities (Aden - Lahj - Taiz - Ab - Sana - Sanaa) and benefited 1329 displaced and deserving families.


* The Ghaith project, which aims to distribute food to the displaced in Aden, Lahj, Taiz, and Aba, Sana'a. The project benefited from the project (1432) a family displaced and affected by the war.


* Water Aid project: aimed to provide water supply to areas considered less fortunate in the availability of water (Nqm - Khafji - Sunina ) through providing 470 water tankers of various sizes.


* Empowerment of displaced families (microenterprises) in order to create an opportunity to provide a way of life temporarily and to awaken the work spirit of displaced families and to raise them up from the frustration of war: targeted (11) Displaced within the school of November 30 and beyond have been created for them micro projects ranging from one project costs from $ 50 to $ 150.


* Humanitarian aid in Taiz: The campaign aimed in contributing to the reduction of the emergency problems in Taiz due to the ongoing conflict and the siege imposed. The campaign is carried out interventions in three emergency areas, namely medical assistance, water assistance and basic food aid. (1175) families beneficiaries from food stuff, and (1175) food baskets. Various medical supplies and supplies were provided to the needy in the 3 hospitals operating in Taiz city (Althawrah – Aljumhoryah- Rawda) with 2 refrigerators for the laboratories. Eid Aladha support to  574 families.

 

2016

The humanitarian

* The humanitarian aid for Taiz city in the following forms:

- First: The field of medical assistance: Provided medical assistance such as:
. different batches of laboratory and emergency medicine solutions as well as medical supplies.
. 750 beds were provided for patients with kidney failure.
. 204 oxygen cylinders.
. 4 cardiac equipment for the Republican Hospital and Althawrah Hospital in Taiz.
.  2 blood-saving refrigerators for Al-Thawra Hospital Laboratory.
. 2 refrigerators to save the dead to Al Rawda Hospital.

- Second: Water Supply: Water was distributed through water tankers on a daily basis to different districts of the city. Between January and May 2016, 5,158,025 litres of drinking water were supplied (1,103) water truck tankers (11,605,375) litres of usable water (2,995) water truck tankers.

Third: Food:
Where 1273 families in the city were supported by foodstuffs with 1273 food baskets.

* Completion of the humanitarian cash assistance program - Taiz in partnership with UNICEF, where Hemmat Shabab Foundation participated in the matching and evaluation of the financial expenditure of the targeted families of marginalized people in the districts of Taiz governorate.


* The project of geographical targeting of humanitarian cash assistance program Taiz.


* The project increased the food 2016, which aims to reflect the values ​​of social solidarity among the members of the community by collecting excess food from several families from different regions and redistribution to poor families in the Secretariat of the capital to provide a meal Suhour, and targeted the campaign (200) poor families in random neighborhoods From the Secretariat during the month of Ramadan 2016 for 15 days.

* Business incubator project (Noah's Ark): Launched by HSF in in an effort to mitigate the impact of the ongoing war on young entrepreneurs in Sana'a. Conceived in 2015, the idea was researched for 6 months until and came to fruition at the beginning of 2016.

As the culmination of tireless efforts by HSF members and volunteers, the incubator was finally launched on June 28th, 2016, in cooperation with Spark Organization from Denmark. HSF volunteers dedicated thought, time, and effort to the preparation of the incubator's site, necessary office equipment, basic supplies and IT services.

Noah's Arch Business Incubator provides 20 offices spaces to 20 emerging and struggling project and as a launching pad for youth projects. Each office space is furnished with an office desk and chair, file cabinet, and drawers, as well as the basic electronic equipment and services such as electricity, Internet, phone, printer, and photocopier. Noah's Arch also offers specialized consultancy services to entrepreneurs on the development of their projects, along with qualitative training to develop the required skills to ensure their success.

On the other hand, Noah's Arch also contributes in reducing the establishing and operating expenses of incubated projects in their early stages. All of these services are made available at a minimal fee, suited to the young entrepreneurs' capabilities.

Noah's Arch Business Incubator is considered one of the emerging economic development resources for entrepreneurs in Yemen; and as such, HSF and Spark are intent on expanding the project to establish a chain of business incubators in other cities in Yemen, to drive economic and social development and enable young Yemeni entrepreneurs.

 
* Project of liter of light:
In 2015, and in response to the constant power cuts in Yemen due to war conditions, HSF, sponsored by Pepsi Co., launches the Liter Of Light Project. An initiative implemented by Pepsi Co. worldwide in countries that suffer from electric supply shortages, to provide deprived households with their lighting needs.

The project targeted the most impoverished areas of Sana'a. In its first phase, the project equipped 750 households and 250 light poles with solar energy equipment in the areas of Wadi Ahmed, Mathbah, and Al-Sunaina. As the most affordable and sustainable solution to electricity shortages facing local communities at present, HSF and Pepsi Co. are planning to continue this effort by implementing additional phases to provide solar energy to furthermore areas.

* Production of Ma Yehtaj (No Need) Video Clip: A video promoting the message of unity between all factions of Yemeni society, the spirit of harmony and connectedness, and rejecting conflict between the people of Yemen.

The video strongly represents HSF's principles and its endeavor to promote messages of value through media, especially in this present period of conflict. The foundation is aware of the importance of encouraging commitment to these values within society to combat the instigators of division and hate.