Featured Peacebuilding Group: National Association for Vocational Training and Social Services

This week’s Featured Peacebuilding Group is the Lebanon- based National Association for Vocational Training and Social Services (NAVTSS).  One of my former students Heather Payne is working for the group in Beirut.  Here is a video about the  project she is working on which supports Palestinian women in developing businesses creating and selling tatreez.

More information about NAVTSS is below.

NAVTSS-BEIRUT_DAP Info about us.doc


Published by David J. Smith

I am a career coach, consultant, and head of a not for profit - the Forage Center - that offers humanitarian education training. I also teach at George Mason University and Drexel University. A one time lawyer, I spent many years teaching in a community college where I was a Fulbright U.S. Scholar teaching in Estonia. I'm the author of Peace Jobs: A Student's Guide to Starting a Career Working for Peace (IAP 2016). I've been married to my best friend for over 31 years and we have two well adjusted adult children who teach me something new everyday. I live in Rockville, Maryland.

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