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Mercy Hands Europe is a youth and women-led, non-profit Swiss organisation that works to safeguard dignity, sustain human rights and build sustainable futures for people, particularly those who are the most vulnerable.

We implement humanitarian and development projects in disaster affected areas and impoverished communities, either directly through field missions, our sister organization, or other local partners.

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🌟 Strengthening Our Team with the Feedback Sandwich Approach 🌟
At Mercy Hands Europe, we deeply value the capacity strengthening of our team. This time, we gathered during a breakfast session to bond among each other, reflect on our projects, delve deeper into local project contexts, and practice the feedback sandwich approach.
What is the sandwich method?
The sandwich method is a feedback technique that involves delivering negative or constructive feedback between two layers of positive feedback. It starts with a compliment or praise, addresses the issue or area for improvement, and ends with another compliment or encouragement. This approach aims to soften the impact of negative feedback, making it more acceptable and actionable for the receiver.
By using this method, we ensure our feedback is both constructive and uplifting, fostering a supportive and growth-oriented environment. Together, we continue to grow, learn, and succeed.
#capacitybuilding #teamstrength #feedback #constructivecriticism #mercyhandseurope

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🎉 As we celebrate the one-year anniversary of our project, we extend warm wishes to our esteemed colleagues, partners, and beneficiaries! 🌼It`s been an incredible journey filled with growth, learning, and meaningful impact.

Over the past year, we`ve achieved remarkable milestones. We`ve empowered women by enhancing their sources of production through initiatives like livestock and poultry farming, alongside fostering their participation in decision-making through Community Learning Groups. Additionally, we`ve made strides in land rehabilitation, contributing to environmental sustainability and community resilience.

👏 None of these achievements would have been possible without the dedication of our incredible team and partners. Your hard work and commitment have truly made a difference in the lives of many.

Looking forward to our second year, we`re excited to build upon our successes. We`ll continue our existing activities while introducing new initiatives such as beekeeping, diversification of agricultural seeds, and facilitating access to clean drinking water. These endeavors will further empower communities and drive positive change.

Here`s to another year of collaboration, innovation, and impact. To all Orthodox Christians, both Ethiopian and around the world, we extend heartfelt wishes for a blessed and joyous Easter!
#መልካም ፋሲካ

🤍 This project could only take place thanks to the generous support of our donors, @ville_de_geneve , @eafoundationuk , @CARBOGEN AMCIS, and the commune of @Chêne-Bourg.

#SustainableEthiopia #CommunityEmpowerment #EthiopianInitiatives #SustainabilityInAction #WaterPlantsAnimals #EmpoweringCommunities #SustainableDevelopment #EthiopianFarmers #SupportLocalCommunities #EnvironmentalSustainabilit#ProjectAnniversary #OneYearStrong

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🐝 Update on the Beekeeping project in North-West Syria!

🔬 During the break between their theoretical and practical sessions, our dedicated beekeepers recently visited the new laboratory at the queen bee center, where local queen bees are meticulously bred for fertility.

✨ This insightful visit served as a glimpse into the future of their beekeeping journey, showcasing the advanced techniques and resources available to them.

🎯 After gaining sufficient experience in beekeeping, they will have the possibility to undergo specific training to use the laboratory.

🫶 We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our generous donors, whose support fuels our mission of empowerment. Special thanks to @eafoundationuk, @etatdegeneve, @kantonbaselstadt, @villedelancy_officiel, @plan_les_ouates, @villeonex, @fondationlepalnature, @bellinzonacity, Commune de Perly-Certoux, Commune de Vandoeuvres, Commune de Presinge, @Commune de Bellevue, and Commune de Gy.

🤝 Proudly in partnership with @iaco_sy, we are committed to fostering sustainable beekeeping practices and uplifting communities.

#beekeeping #beekeepers #women #empowerment #training #syria #syrian #uplift #community #local #partner #partnership #bees #environment #sustainability #qabbasin #localpartner #beehive #laboratory #innovation

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Exciting news, everyone! 🎉 Our project to strengthen civil societies and the rule of law in Iraq, with the collaboration and support of @mercy_hands , @geneva4justice , , and @auswaertigesamt , got off to a successful start at our first kick-off meeting, which marked the official start of this exciting project!

💪We are working to empower Iraqi civil society to seek justice for enforced disappearances and related atrocities, contributing to transitional justice in Iraq. Our next meeting is scheduled for next Wednesday, so stay tuned for updates!

#UNDP, #UNHCR, #UNICEF #USAID #Iraq #Justice #Peacebuilding #TransitionalJustice
#MercyHandsEurope #MercyHandsOrganization #GenevaInternationalCentreForJustice #InstitutFürAuslandsbeziehungen #LaunchedProject #KickOffMeeting #StayTuned🌟

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