All posts by Communication Officer.

Welcome to Shatila

Welcome to Shatila

Under the shadow of thick, black clouds sweeping in from the mountains one February evening in Beirut I climbed into the back of a taxi in Gemmayze; the historic, bohemian quarter of the city, populated…
Life in Saida by Nisrine

Life in Saida by Nisrine

I arrived in Beirut late at night, so the darkness didn’t allow me to get a real first impression of the city. However I was immediately impressed by the houses that seemed to be built…
‘Just Married’: Faïza’s story

‘Just Married’: Faïza’s story

My name is Faïza. I’m 13 years old and I’m at the end of my life. Something is eating me from inside and the outside want to kill me.I can’t see nor the sun nor the people…
Women in conflict, a discussion with the UN University

Women in conflict, a discussion with the UN University

Women are not victims, and when empowered and included in peacekeeping operations, solutions are much more tangible and sustainable. This was the central message that resonated from a discussion on International Women’s Day at the…
“Teacher! Teacher!”

“Teacher! Teacher!”

When I first arrived at SB Overseas centre in Saida I remember feeling incredibly nervous. I had never really taught before and had no idea what to do with a room of twenty kids, let…
Protecting migrant children, an event by the UN University

Protecting migrant children, an event by the UN University

Being a migrant is not a crime, this is especially true with children, people tend to forget that a child is still that: a child. This was highlighted by Dr. Sandie Blanchet, Director of the…
The story of Bukrah Ahla

The story of Bukrah Ahla

‘Bukra Ahla’  ‘بكرا احلى’ ‘Tomorrow will be better’ To tell a story of volunteering with SB is not to tell a story about yourself. It is to tell a story of the Bukra Ahla centre…
“To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.”

“To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to.”

In the rush of everyday life, we often forget to celebrate the little (or big) things that people do. Crises, refugees, terrorism are always the three words kept in mind when we look at the…
Syrian refugee youth teaches SB Espoir volunteers Dabke!

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…
Volunteering with SB OverSeas… crossing the borders

Volunteering with SB OverSeas… crossing the borders

If you think  my following words will describe to you what refugee children and youth currently living in Brussels witnessed during the war, their dangerous journey to Europe and their everyday life, I am sorry…