IT is a vision embodying through a meeting between the fabulous guy “Mohamed Almajbri” and Ms “Nour Glessa” in London while attending a workshop about supporting Municipal Council and the local government in Libya, since then the idea’s project started working in Tripoli and Benghazi with the participation of the municipal councils and since then “ my district” campaign started under the vision of “Call for ideas” and “ Rugby_2018 project” in partnership with “ I am tawfik” charity in Tripoli, while starting “ my district” campaign in Benghazi, the “ call for ideas” project rode again in Tripoli by us and started working in 4th of july with “ volunteering for Libya organization” and it is a volunteering campaign for developing neighborhoods and it tries to aware the citizens to take care and live in a clean environment for all society, ( Rugby_2018 project and I am tawfik ) are main partners for “ call for ideas” vision and with the participation of municipal council in Libya.
Mohamed Almajbri , from Benghazi, member of the Rugby 2018, and Noor Gleasa, from Tripoli, a member of the ‘I am Tawfik’ organisation, were selected by PCi to join a Libyan delegation for a learning visit to the UK in November 2015. The choice was based on their proven ability to implement impactful initiatives engaging civil society and youth groups.
Mohamed and Noor were particularly impressed by the way civil society organisations and local councils in the UK work in partnership to foster social cohesion and civic engagement, promoting these values especially among young people.
On their return to Libya, they created a partnership between Rugby 2018, the Benghazi Municipality, the ‘I am Tawfik’ organisation, and the Suq al Juma Municipality (Tripoli). The Mayors of these two Municipalities had also attended the UK Learning Visit, and were keen to work with the two civil society groups to launch this project.
The Call for Ideas contest aimed to increase the civic engagement of young people by encouraging them to create and implement ideas that would make a positive contribution to their cities. Small grants, co-funded by the Municipalities, local businesses, and private donors, were awarded to the winning ideas.