The Liaison Office (TLO) started work with IDPs since October 2014 in two targeted Nasaji PD 8 and Pule-e-shina PD 12 camps. IDP families of these camps are the original residents of Kandahar, Helmand, Uruzgan, and Kapisa provinces.

In this project 100 IDPs youth: male and female beneficiaries from PD 8 Nasaji and PD 12 Pul-e- Shina IDP camps which are located in Bagrami district of Kabul province. The project aims were to empower and engage with IDP youth (male/female) in the targeted two IDPs camps, which contribute to reducing the psychological, insecurity and socio-cultural tensions of IDP youth in PD 8 & 12 IDP camps of Kabul Province. TLO provided capacity building activities, scaling-up of life and leadership/literacy skills training for 40 females and 30 male IDP youth in two targeted camps, football training for 30 IDP youth and increasing collaboration of the Afghanistan Football Federation in such initiatives. Two coordination and collaboration meeting were organized between IDPs, host community and government authorities to strengthen the relation and cooperation and furthermore, TLO organized two dialogue events among the IDPs, host communities, parents and elders of the camps. All activities contributed to increasing knowledge, awareness and better nonviolent communication of the IDPs with line departments and host communities.


The overall goal of this project is to empower and engage IDP youth (male/female) through combination of sport, artistic skills and peace fair events, life and leadership skills improvement in PD 8 & 12 IDP camps in Kabul Province.


The most important objective of this project is to reduce psychological, insecurity and socio-cultural tensions of IDP youth in PD 8 & 12 IDP camps in Kabul Province.  In outcome level project focused on empowerment and engagement of 100 IDPs youth (male/female) in the targeted IDPs camps, improve coordination with host community and local authorities.


From both camps besides the theoretical work, the participants have performed and participated in the practical exercises in the class. The training was conducted on participatory method to transferred the knowledge and information such as drawing, lecture, role play, simulation, Instruments and group work.

The following component are delivered to Beneficiaries

  1. literacy Skill training
  2. Life/leadership skills
  3. Mental Health training

PYI project, TLO provided a combination of life and leadership/literacy skills trainings for 70 males and female IDP youth in two IDP camps.  For capacity improvement of IDP youths in literacy and life and leadership skills TLO assign, the preview phase professional literacy trainers two male and two females. The combination of literacy with life and leadership skill provided IDP youth the competence, confidence and motivation necessary for them to succeed in daily life. As end result of the project the literacy beneficiaries can write their owner feeling in note books insisted of fighting with each other’s. It has the great impact on conflict resolution and problem solving among the IPDs camps. The literacy class beneficiaries were satisfied from literacy training and methodology, the high percent of student can read the books, phone numbers, massages and Camps IDPs list.  Literacy training skills make IDPs empower in understanding, listening and nonviolent communication skills. In which we used the good listening exercise. The literacy books which TLO provide for IDPs youth was according to public school system and trainers tried the best efforts to applied easiest, effective and professional methods of literacy to make sure that all participants are learning daily lesions and remember all the time.

The life and leadership skills training aim was to improve the capacity of targeted IDPs. The life and leadership skill training organized in 3 different seasons as life and leadership skills, Mental health which supported by psychology faculty and positive psychology supported by counseling department. The three mentioned season each had their own impact in behavior change and tension decrement of IDPs and their families.

The life and leadership skill topic were conflict resolution and mediation, stress and stress management, team-working, groups and meetings, decision making and problem solving, negotiation and persuasion skills understanding leadership, planning and organizing skills, leading people and change management. The participatory methodology as discussion, question and answer, examples, role play and exercise were used to create better understanding of the mentioned concept for IDPs.

Mental health subject was chosen by the Head if Department, Kabul University – Psychological studies department.  When the PYI project manager shared the psychological problems with the HoD, he introduced two trained students (one male and one female) from the faculty of psychology for an internship to work with the IDPs. The topic focused on mental health subjects and included discussions on mental health, who is healthy, motivation, obsession and ways to treat it and how can we have a happy life with suitable exercises participatory approach. The interns on the completion of their ToT and after receiving the complete background and details of the IDP youth groups who were chosen for the training, delivered the training and taught the youth groups useful exercises like counting numbers, closed eye exercise, thinking about nice and positive issues for better mind management. The youth volunteers then shared the lessons learned and the exercises with their family members across the camps. The members of the camps were satisfied from the learning of the exercises which they practiced every night before sleeping or when they experienced sadness and depression due to their circumstances.

Project Outcomes:

The activities of this project achieved the following outcomes:

  1. Reduce the conflict level among IDPs and IDPs with host community
  2. 50% of life and leadership skill trainee known better about how to deal with problems and how to manage their daily life without stress
  3. 70 IDP male and female youth Knowledge and awareness are increased in life and leadership/literacy skills
  4. 30 IDP youth football playing techniques and physical fitness improved and prepared for selection process.
  5. Improve collaboration and coordination between IDPs, host community and governmental local authorities through discussion and meetings on existing problems and challenges