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Our mind in Brussels but our heart in Lebanon

Working to bridge two refugee realities I often get asked about how it’s possible for a small organisation like SB OverSeas to operate in both Lebanon and Brussels — What’s the connection? Why Lebanon? Why…
Volunteer your time and skills to give hope

Volunteer your time and skills to give hope

First published in Brussels Express Why do we help other people? Of course, most will say that we help our family and close friends because we love them and want the best for them. But…

Looking back on a year of activities empowering refugee women and youth

First published on Brussels Express As the summer officially starts, so does it mark the end of another cycle of activities In the SB Espoir project. So, we take this opportunity to reflect on the…
Pizza-making with the women at the Jette centre

Pizza-making with the women at the Jette centre

On 15th June, the SB Espoir team met at the Womens’ Red Cross centre Jette. Pizza making and art were the main activities of the day. The team of 5were briefed in advance on the…

Looking back on a year of activities empowering refugee women and youth

As the summer officially starts, so does it mark the end of another cycle of activities In the SB Espoir project. So, we take this opportunity to reflect on the year, and thank everyone who…
Confronting realities in Mini-Europe

Confronting realities in Mini-Europe

Blog post by Brussels Volunteer Evelin A few weeks ago, we took some of the youth from the WSP/Uccle centers to Mini-Europe. For those not familiar, Mini-Europe is kind of an outdoor museum, housing replicas…

What happens when 8,000 minds globally think twice about EU development programs?

Ana Londoño Botero, project development and communications officer for SB OverSeas, shares her experience at the European Development Days that took place last week. What happens when more than 8,000 minds from all over the…
Presenting “Giving Hope” short film in Brussels and London

Presenting “Giving Hope” short film in Brussels and London

Over the past two weeks, I have had the privilege to present my short documentary, “Giving Hope”, about SB’s excellent work in Lebanon, to audiences in London and Brussels. The film showed SB’s success through…
Kids raise money support refugee kids’ education

Kids raise money support refugee kids’ education

Children in Amsterdam spent this past Saturday, May 18 participating in a charity  walk, or “sponsorloop”  as it’s called in Dutch, to support SB OverSeas’ Bukra Ahla centre in Lebanon. Organized by Erika van Hove…
Breaking Ramadan fast together to support refugee women & girls

Breaking Ramadan fast together to support refugee women & girls

With the theme “Son Choix, Son Avenir,” the night was doused in shades of pink and purple, and highlighted the work we do with women and girls. On Saturday evening, 280 members of SB OverSeas’…