About us

Organization Name and Acronym

Generations Without Qat for Awareness and Development (GWQ)

(NGO)

Full Postal Address

  • Yemen – Taiz – Jamal St., in front of Yemeni Lawyers’ Syndicate
  • Sana’a Branch – Hadah St., opposite Palm Café
  • Ibb Branch – Taiz St., next to Al Shifa’a Hospital
  • Aden Branch – Al Moala’a St.
  • Al Mukha Branch – Aldaeri St.
  • Al Hoban Branch – next to Biscuits Factory

E-mail and Website

E-mail: info@gwq-ye.org

Website: www.gwq-ye.org

Date of Creation

7/10/2010

Fields of Activity

Awareness raising (civic education, peace building, and voluntary work) and capacity building for youth in the relief and development field.

Target Groups

Young people (male and female), women, and vulnerable communities.

 

Total Number of Staff in the NGO

 

Type of Staff

Total Numbers

Women

Men

Regular

37

12

25

Contractual

13

4

9

Volunteers

188

159

29

 

Who we are

 

Generations Without Qat was founded in 2007 by a group of development professionals as voluntary work and officially become a licensed NGO in 2010. The organization works on two main interventions: awareness and development. Since 2014, the organization has provided rapid response activities and relief support to conflict-affected communities in multiple sectors, including shelter, NFIs, and CCCMs. Since our inception in 2010, GWQ has dedicated its efforts to supporting communities in the country, especially the most vulnerable ones, in providing livelihoods and boosting health and education. The organization’s target beneficiaries are young people, women and children, conflict-affected communities, and vulnerable populations.

 

Purpose of establishment

 

GWQ is a voluntary non-governmental youth organization, launched in 2007 as an initiative of young Yemeni volunteers, with the common goals of involving, guiding, and investing in the development of young people’s abilities. The initiative started to work on raising awareness around the negative consequences of the chewing of qat (a soft drug) as a bad habit that Yemenis are involved in. Later on, this original focus was extended to include the concept of civic education and to work on developmental issues with and by young people to enable them to be leaders in their communities.

 

Vision statement

A stable Yemeni society with a decent life and social justice.

Mission statement

Strive to be the most efficient and neutral in involving and empowering society through sustainable relief and development interventions.

Our objectives

  1. Contributing to alleviating the suffering of society and achieving sustainable development.
  1. Eradicating poverty and boosting health and education conditions for the poorest communities.
  2. Raising awareness of the greatest development and humanitarian priorities for the communities.
  3. Focusing on the economic, social, political, and educational issues of young people.
  4. Empowering communities (particularly young people) economically, socially, educationally, and politically.
  5. Empowering young people (male and female) and polishing their skills so they can contribute positively to society.
  6. Mitigating the impact of conflict on communities.
  7. Increasing voluntary work among young people.
  8. Creating strong connections with organizations and associations with the same objectives.
  9. Promoting peacebuilding, gender justice, and good governance.

Achievements

GWQ has successfully implemented many emergency and humanitarian assistance and development projects in all districts of Taiz Governorate since 2010, and has earned effective coordination with local communities and valued partnerships with many international NGOs, e.g. YHF, UNICEF, Oxfam, UNDP, GIZ, IOM, and DRC, through which it implemented projects in the WASH, shelter/NFI, food security and livelihoods, and protection sectors, in addition to projects in youth and women’s empowerment, gender equality, and community development. About 1,408,165 people have benefited from the organization’s projects. GWQ has implemented four projects in the West Coast (Al Mukha and Dhubab Districts) funded by the YHF to support IDPs and vulnerable host communities, in emergency and transitional shelter/NFI/CCCM and livelihoods; water, hygiene, and sanitation; unconditional cash for food emergency assistance; and SMC and shelter upgrade for IDPs in hosting sites in Al Mukha District. GWQ owes its expertise to implementing three projects for promoting effective behavior practices among emergency-affected communities and IDPs in the districts of Salah, Al Modafer, Al Qahirah, and Hayfan, Taiz, 2015–2016, based on the C4D approach and funded by UNICEF. In 2016, GWQ led the implementation of “Emergency Solid Waste Management Cash for Work for IDPs and host communities” based on the Cash for Work approach and targeting three districts of Taiz (Salah, Al Modafer, and Al Qahirah), funded by UNDP. GWQ added value to its experience in the western coastal areas in Dhubab District in 2017 through “Distribution of 300 kits to IDPs in Dhubab District”, funded by IOM. In the WASH sector, GWQ has successfully implemented many projects, e.g. distribution of water in Al Qahirah District, first and second phases, funded by UNICEF; hygiene kit distribution in some districts of Taiz City; and “Comprehensive WASH Cholera Response at Household level in one district of Taiz Governorate”, funded by Oxfam. Through its experience, GWQ has built capacity on managing projects in rural and urban areas and conflict-affected districts, earning the acceptance and welcome of the local communities. GWQ has the strong advantage of community acceptability, which is very vital in humanitarian responses in the context of the Yemeni conflict. GWQ has dedicated local staff (male and female extension workers and project officers) posted in each project site to not only provide daily capacity strengthening but also to ensure projects are implemented to our high quality standards. GWQ has supported local communities in several ways, including training volunteers and village committees in supporting emergency livelihood interventions (e.g. cash transfers and other WASH, protection, and shelter input distributions), especially in districts of Taiz (Salah, Al Qahirah, Al Modafer, Mawiyah, Al Taizia, Jabal Habashy, Al Ma’afer, Khadeer, Maqbanah, Al Mukha, Mashraah Wadnan, Al Mesrakh, Sharaab Al Salam, Sharaab Al Rownah, Hayfan, Al Mawasit, Dhubab, Al Wazeah, Mawza’a, Samaa, and As Silw). The presence of GWQ staff within these districts allows it to regularly monitor the situation on the ground and involve men, women, boys, and girls (including other special categories like people with disabilities) to provide feedback on the intervention during post-distribution monitoring and project review sessions.

 

 

Annual Budget for the last five years

 

Year

Total Budget

2015

USD 354,281

2016

USD 878,019

2017

USD 430,926 – YER 97,757,705

2018

USD 609,002 – YER 185,428,573

2019

USD 3,542,932 – YER 253,747,083 – EUR 40,493

   List of policy/procedure documents/manuals

 

Manual/Policy

Purpose

Last updated

Financial Manual (FM)

 

It sets out the policies and procedures governing the activities assigned to the financial management of the organization.

The purpose of these policies and procedures is as follows:

  • Appropriate regulatory standards for all financial activities of financial management.
  • Clearly set the objectives and financial procedures of the organization, including the reports.
  • Managing efficiently and effectively to be used in the

management and organization of the organization with all its activities and functions.

  • Providing an updated reference guide to all financial management staff in the organization.

September 2019

Human Resources (HR)

 

The purpose of the HRM is to set down the policies, conditions, rights, and obligations of SOF employees subject to their performing of the duties and responsibilities in their job description.

September 2019

Gender Policy

 

The purpose of the policy is to enable SOF to play a role in order to ensure and establish gender equality at all levels of the organization. The policy guides SOF to perform functions including strategic and operational planning, resource mobilization and allocation, and

implementation for ensuring equality and equity of men and women.

September 2019

Child Protection Policy

 

The purpose of the policy is to enable SOF to play an active role in order to ensure the practice and establishment of child rights at all levels of society and also within the organization. The policy guides SOF to perform well in functions including strategic and operational planning, resource mobilization and allocation, and implementation for ensuring child-friendly and child rights project development and implementation for empowering the children who will lead to a nation-building initiative in the larger range of the process.

September 2019

MEAL Manual

 The main objectives of activating the MEAL Manual is to improve the overall organizational performance of SOF and to deliver its programs and activities at the right quality and in time.

September 2019

Procurement Manual

This manual serves GWQ as operational guidance to bring about all the details of the logistics process, including a detailed clarification on procedures, standards, and how to carry out these activities in a manner that permits achieving best value for beneficiaries. This manual governs all logistics aspects as well as standard requirements of suppliers and product-specific standards towards meeting the demand of attaining the efficient level of the required quality from the procured goods or services.

September 2019

Safety & Security Manual

To deal with both enterprise and employee safety and security. It includes the organization’s efforts to prevent and/or mitigate loss, risks to or from personnel, threats to its physical assets, damage to its technology and intellectual property, or risks of any other kind arising from all elements surrounding the work environment. It also includes matters that focus on careers, communications, legal and regulatory issues, technology, metrics, and outsourcing in the safety and security field, as well as effective safety and security practices and global safety and security issues.

September 2019

Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Policy

 

To assist Generations Without Qat managers, officials, and employees in identifying situations and conditions

that constitute potential conflicts of interest, as well as to provide Generations Without Qat with procedures that, if adhered to, contribute to considering a

particular transaction or contract as valid and binding, even if there is a conflict of interest in favor of the manager, official, or employee in relation to this transaction.

September 2019

Safeguarding Policy

To manage its business in a way which minimizes the risk of abuse occurring, supporting adults at risk who are vulnerable to, experiencing, or have experienced abuse, and working with adults at risk and other agencies to end any abuse that is taking place.

January 2020

Anti-Fraud & Corruption Policy

To ensure that all incidences of fraud and corruption are identified and addressed in an appropriate and timely manner.

September 2019

 

 

Beneficiaries

Although the entire community is the ultimate beneficiary of GWQ’s programs and activities, the major thrust is on the vulnerable and marginalized community (men, women, boys, and girls), whose needs are identified by conducting need assessments.

GWQ’s Working Approach

GWQ is committed to encouraging active participation of the communities in the development of the social and economic lives of the society through their involvement in decision-making, planning, and implementation of activities. The interventions undertaken or planned by GWQ keep the aspects of sustainability, gender, social harmony, and accountability at the forefront.

 

Priority Areas of Intervention

 

Taiz (all districts & West Coast), Sana’a, Dhamar, Al Hodeidah, and Ibb, in addition to anywhere people may need our intervention in all governorates in Yemen.

 

 Technical areas of intervention 

Success Stories

مربع نص: Success Stories
           

Samar was targeted by Generations Without Qat, within the Livelihoods activity, as one of the internally displaced women in Al Mukha District.

Samar practicing sewing with quite a smile

“We lost our house and work. I became emotionally unstable, facing marital problems and daily stress as a result of the war.” This is how Samar described her life after the war forced her to flee her home with her family in Al Hodeidah to Al Mukha City in Taiz Governorate in the middle of last year.

“Now I praise Allah: my situation is getting better, problems are finishing, and we are becoming emotionally stable. Working as a tailor and earning money changed a lot, how our life was, and how it is becoming.”

Samar Mohammed, 25 years old, is one of the targeted internally displaced women in the Emergency and Transitional Shelter, Non-Food Items, Camps Management and Livelihoods in Al Mukha District, which is implemented by GWQ and funded by the YHF.

Samar received a grant of USD 500 from the organization to be able to choose a profession based on her abilities and earn money; therefore, she bought a sewing machine because she learned sewing skills from her mother.

Samar has a diploma in midwifery and worked in a hospital in Al Hodeidah Governorate as a midwife. “I chose to be a tailor because I can work professionally without fear or fatigue,” she said.

Today, Samar sews many clothes for her neighbors and creates the styles they want. “From time to time, my neighbor and her daughters ask me to sew a dress or a robe or a curtain. Some of them brought the fabric and others asked me to provide it. I praise Allah; I have become known in the neighborhood too fast, and I don’t know how,” she added.

Samar works long hours, if the power doesn’t go off, so she can sew more clothes and boost her income in order to fulfill the needs of her family. Samar’s husband is a fisherman, and his daily income is irregular.

“I praise Allah that I work now and enjoy my work a lot. My marital problems have finished. In fact, there is a big difference between our life now and after we were forced to flee our home.” She sighed and looked up. “It is true that, when the person lost his house and work, he couldn’t calm down. However, I feel very relieved after I have started working. Thank Allah for blessing me. Thank you, Generations Without Qat, for your generous care that has calmed our souls and healed our pain. Thanks a lot,” she concluded. All of a sudden, Samar added, “Trust me, I intend to expand my work and open a shop where I can display new styles and buy fabric. I praise Allah for everything.”

 

مربع نص: Samar was targeted by Generations Without Qat, within the Livelihoods activity, as one of the internally displaced women in Al Mukha District. 
 Samar practicing sewing with quite a smile   
 “We lost our house and work. I became emotionally unstable, facing marital problems and daily stress as a result of the war.” This is how Samar described her life after the war forced her to flee her home with her family in Al Hodeidah to Al Mukha City in Taiz Governorate in the middle of last year.   
 “Now I praise Allah: my situation is getting better, problems are finishing, and we are becoming emotionally stable. Working as a tailor and earning money changed a lot, how our life was, and how it is becoming.”
 Samar Mohammed, 25 years old, is one of the targeted internally displaced women in the Emergency and Transitional Shelter, Non-Food Items, Camps Management and Livelihoods in Al Mukha District, which is implemented by GWQ and funded by the YHF. 
 Samar received a grant of USD 500 from the organization to be able to choose a profession based on her abilities and earn money; therefore, she bought a sewing machine because she learned sewing skills from her mother.    
 Samar has a diploma in midwifery and worked in a hospital in Al Hodeidah Governorate as a midwife. “I chose to be a tailor because I can work professionally without fear or fatigue,” she said.   
 Today, Samar sews many clothes for her neighbors and creates the styles they want. “From time to time, my neighbor and her daughters ask me to sew a dress or a robe or a curtain. Some of them brought the fabric and others asked me to provide it. I praise Allah; I have become known in the neighborhood too fast, and I don’t know how,” she added.     
 Samar works long hours, if the power doesn’t go off, so she can sew more clothes and boost her income in order to fulfill the needs of her family. Samar’s husband is a fisherman, and his daily income is irregular.
 “I praise Allah that I work now and enjoy my work a lot. My marital problems have finished. In fact, there is a big difference between our life now and after we were forced to flee our home.” She sighed and looked up. “It is true that, when the person lost his house and work, he couldn’t calm down. However, I feel very relieved after I have started working. Thank Allah for blessing me. Thank you, Generations Without Qat, for your generous care that has calmed our souls and healed our pain. Thanks a lot,” she concluded. All of a sudden, Samar added, “Trust me, I intend to expand my work and open a shop where I can display new styles and buy fabric. I praise Allah for everything.”

An 11-year-old girl used to work filling up car tires until she became one of the beneficiaries of the Cash Transfers project implemented by Generations Without Qat (GWQ).

Anissa: I feel comfortable that Rabiyah is returning to school

The smile on the face of Anissa Seif, 45, while she was observing her 11-year-old daughter Rabiyah preparing her school bag and ready to go to school with her classmates, is indescribable. Rabiyah finally joined a school after she had been forced by circumstances to drop out her school and work in the booth of her deceased father to pump up the tires of the vehicles that passed by the booth, which is next to their home.

Anissa is one of the beneficiaries of the Unconditional Cash Transfer project implemented by Generations Without Qat for Development and Awareness and funded by the Yemen Humanitarian Fund (YHF).

Anissa says, “I used to worry so much every time my little daughter was waiting outside to fill car tires. Whenever I heard a car pull over, I rushed to the window and watched my daughter while my hands were on my heart. You may not understand my feeling when I used to watch my sweetheart daughter working in a job meant for older people and violating the traditions of our society, which disapproves of a woman working in a car repair booth.”

Anissa adds, “In addition, the fact that Rabiyah left the school and devoted herself to work pumping up car tires used to increase my concerns and break my heart. We would not accept this job if we didn’t need money. Rabiyah’s father, may God have mercy on his soul, had a booth for pumping up vehicles’ tires, and after he died, some tools and supplies remained in the booth. Due to the war, our living condition became difficult, and we could not even afford our food. So Rabiyah had to take her father’s place so we could secure our food expenses.”

Anissa emphasized that the assistance she receives from the project is what brought her daughter back to school. The assistance secures their livelihoods with no need for Rabiyah to work in the booth and removes her mother’s anxiety every moment she used to worry about her daughter. However, Anissa has concerns that this assistance would not last for the next year and her daughter would have to drop out of school and return to work.

Anissa concludes by saying, “All gratitude goes to Allah first and then to GWQ for their generous gesture which comforts our souls, restores the future of my child, and provides us with food.”

 

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Our Partners in Relief and Development

 

Key contacts

1

Name of contact

Laila Alfaqieh (Head of Organization)

Phone and e-mail

Tel: 771230664

layla.alfaqeeh@gwq-ye.org

2

Name of contact

Fawaz Alkholidi (Executive Manager)

Phone and e-mail

Tel: 771126789

fawaz.alkholidi@gwq-ye.org 

       

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Yemen – Taiz – Jamal St., in front of Yemeni Lawyers’ Syndicate

Sana’a Branch – Hadah St., opposite Palm Café

Ibb Branch – Taiz St., next to Al Shifa’a Hospital

Aden Branch – Al Moala’a St

Al Mukha Branch – Aldaeri St.

Al Hoban Branch – next to Biscuits Factory

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