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A letter to my mother: the journey of a Syrian man

A letter to my mother: the journey of a Syrian man

Originally translated from Arabic.  “I know that you are tired and that the darkness around your eyes is just a dove floating everyday around a holy shrine.” Oh my beloved mother, they asked me to…
The story of our student Qamar

The story of our student Qamar

Our aim at SB OverSeas is prevent a ‘lost generation’ from occurring. We do this through our three schools in Lebanon which provide education to those children who would otherwise not be in an educational…
Dan Thompson: runs 10km in Arsal

Dan Thompson: runs 10km in Arsal

Dan Thompson from Run the World joined SB OverSeas in Arsal to carry out his mission of running 10km. He is currently undertaking the commendable challenge of running 10km in every country in the world in…
Life at Thirteen Years Old – A future stolen

Life at Thirteen Years Old – A future stolen

Written by Nile Watson-Batista, a volunteer in Lebanon, with the help of SB staff. Amara was the girl in the front row of every class, hand always raised begging to answer the teacher’s question. She had little…
Volunteering with SB Espoir: Bérénice’s story

Volunteering with SB Espoir: Bérénice’s story

Tell us about yourself?   Hi! I am from Lyon, France and I am studying Human Rights Law with International Migration at BSIS (University of Kent) in Brussels.   How did you get involved with…
Volunteering with SB Espoir: Nahla

Volunteering with SB Espoir: Nahla

Tell us about yourself? My name is Nahla. I am an Egyptian pharmacist. I came to Belgium in 2014 to pursue my PhD in Biomedical Sciences.   How did you get involved with SB OverSeas?…
Volunteering With SB: Cecilia

Volunteering With SB: Cecilia

Tell us about yourself    My name is Cecilia and I am from Portugal. I moved to Brussels two years ago and I am currently working for a philanthropic organisation.   How did you get…
Volunteering in Lebanon: Éabha’s story

Volunteering in Lebanon: Éabha’s story

Tell us about yourself I’m Irish. I studied politics and then found myself working in Brussels, but had always had a love for the people and culture of the Middle East. I was heartbroken at…
Volunteering with SB Espoir: Rashid

Volunteering with SB Espoir: Rashid

Tell us about yourself My name is Rashid, I am 31 and I am from New Zealand. I moved to Belgium about 5 years ago for work and I live in Brugge. I like meeting…
Volunteering with SB Espoir: Marilena

Volunteering with SB Espoir: Marilena

Tell us about yourself? I come from Romania. I work in a research institute (Royal Observatory of Belgium) on solar physics field. In my free time, I like to go for walks in nature, reading and watching movies.   …