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WHAT WE DO

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.

BECOME A VOLUNTEER

Interested in joining our team?

Fill out the form on our volunteer page and we will contact you as soon as possible.

 

LATEST NEWS

Finding a new life for your old clothes

Are you extremely busy but still you do want to donate some of your clothes? That’s not a problem for us! We have just established a new way of picking up the clothes from your door. The only thing you have to do is make a request through the CLOTHEUP project and we will pick […]

On saying goodbye in Brussels

Long-time SB Espoir volunteer Zoheb Mashuir shares with us his experience building relationships in Brussels through the volunteer programme: Brussels is an odd sort of town where everyone shuffles in and out. You should get used to saying goodbye – but you never really do. The nature of our volunteering work at SB Espoir is […]

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 […]

La liste de choses à faire bruxelloise de Francesca

Salut tout le monde, Je m’appelle Francesca et je suis une italienne pétillante, arrivée à Bruxelles en septembre 2018. Je suis venue ici après avoir fini un épuisant – mais extrêmement constructif –  master à l’université de Portsmouth en Angleterre. J’ai emmené avec moi deux énormes sacs de vêtements et un dernier rempli de rêves. Étant […]

Aide d’urgence aux établissements pendant des tempêtes au Liban

BEYROUTH, Liban- Depuis notre campagne a commencé au début de Janvier, votre soutien a aidé les familles à survivre aux températures glaciales et des chutes de neige : Au pied du massif enneigé de l’Anti-Liban et sous un ciel rempli de nuages orageux, les tentes de l’UNHCR sont recouvertes de neige blanche et dense ; voici […]

‘Just Married’: L’histoire d’Amara

Un mariage, âgé de 13 ans, la grossesse, une fausse couche, la nouvelle grossesse et la naissance d’un enfant Amara vit dans le refuge Saida au Liban et elle était une étudiante star des classes de SB OverSeas, jusqu’à ce qu’elle ne puisse plus aller à l’école. Elle s’est mariée, a eu une fausse couche, […]

OUR STORY

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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