SB OverSeas is a non-profit organisation based in Belgium dedicated to providing humanitarian aid to refugees and victims of conflict.
Our operations are divided into the following three activities: education, emergency aid and empowerment.
SB OverSeas works with refugees in two geographical focus areas: Lebanon and Belgium. In Lebanon, we distribute emergency aid and run educational and empowerment programs in our three centres based in Arsal, Beirut and Saida. In Belgium, we work with unaccompanied minors in order to foster integration in three reception and transit centres.


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Un jeune réfugié syrien enseigne le Dabke aux volontaires de SB Espoir!

Un jeune réfugié syrien enseigne le Dabke aux volontaires de SB Espoir! Déjà entendu parler du Dabke? Si non, vous manquez et devriez en apprendre davantage sur cette danse folklorique levantine! Chaque week-end, l’équipe SB Espoir se rend dans les centres d’accueil de mineurs non accompagnés pour travailler avec cesjeunes, en mettant l’accent sur l’apprentissage mutuel de ces expériences. Alors, quand un des jeunes […]

Syrian refugee youth teaches SB Espoir volunteers Dabke!

Ever heard of Dabke? If not, you are missing out and should learn about this Levantine folk dance! Every weekend, the SB Espoir team go to the reception centers to work with the youth, with an emphasis on making these experiences mutual learning for them. So when one of the youth in the center of […]

Give your CLOTHES UP for a good cause

Give your clothes a second life in the hands of refugees in need Originally published in the Brussels Express. CLOTHESUP gives you the opportunity to declutter your wardrobe to give clothing you want to give away to people who need them. Your second-hand clothes may be given new life in the hands of refuges in […]

URGENT Call: Aarsal

Urgent appeal: We are counting on you to help the 70.000 Syrian refugees threatened by snowstorms, floods and colds in Lebanon Brussels, Belgium – at the foot of the snow-covered massif of Anti-Lebanon and under a sky full of stormy clouds, the tents of The UNHCR are covered in white and dense snow; This is […]

URGENT CALL: Arsal Storm Crisis

We are counting on you to help the 70,000 Syrian refugees in danger from snow storms, flooding and freezing in Lebanon BRUSSELS, Belgium – Against the backdrop of the snowcapped Anti-Lebanon mountains and pillowy white storm clouds in the sky, UNHCR tents are covered by dense white snow: this is the reality in Arsal, one […]

“Just Married”: Mervat’s Story

Continuing our comic series on early marriage, this month we learn about Mervat’s story through the incredible artwork and storytelling of Félix Brassier. Read all the comics in the series here. Since the beginning of 2018, we have been bringing you our stories we hear from the ground about the practice of child marriage. This […]


SB OverSeas began as community effort amongst concerned citizens in Brussels who decided to intervene in the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Syria.

As these efforts grew in involvement and impact, something became increasingly obvious: providing a safe environment for children was a short-term solution, but there was no long term hope for a generation of kids who had had their education interrupted by the war. It became clear that an entire generation of children were being left on the sidelines of society not equipped with the skills or opportunities to regain control of their lives. With this in mind, SB OverSeas opened its first school in Lebanon, home to over 1,5 million Syrian refugees.
Since opening our first school, we have expanded to having three schools in Shatila, Arsal and Saida. We have also expanded our programs to provide vocational courses to adults as well as empowerment courses to combat the increasingly prevalent practice of child marriage.
Our headquarters are located in Brussels, Belgium where we coordinate these activities as well as running our SB Espoir project, a weekend integration program with unaccompanied minors living in asylum-seeker accommodation centres.
Soutien Belge OverSeas asbl is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation registered in Belgium on 8th May 2013.

Registration Number: BE 0533.981.634

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