Category Archives for Emergency Aid

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’…
#Trashtag in Brussels and Lebanon

#Trashtag in Brussels and Lebanon

Everyone loves a good challenge, especially an international one that transcends boundaries and connects people via the internet. The viral online #trashtag challenge has done just that. In the last few months eager volunteers, conscious…
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…
Youssef’s story by Sandon

Youssef’s story by Sandon

BEIRUT, Lebanon – The children of SB Overseas are among the most vulnerable in the world. Consider Youssef, a 9-year-old boy in grade 0 at SB OverSeas’ Bukra Ahla center in Beirut. He was born…
Give your CLOTHES UP for a good cause

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…
THREAD OF HOPE Campaign Report

THREAD OF HOPE Campaign Report

In August, we started a fundraising campaign called ‘Thread of Hope’, placing focus on our Women Empowerment Programme, a significant component of which are the sewing classes. During one of the regular field visits, SB…
Emergency Aid to Arsal Settlements During Lebanon Storms

Emergency Aid to Arsal Settlements During Lebanon Storms

BEIRUT, Lebanon– Since our campaign started at the beginning of January, your support has helped families survive the freezing temperatures and snowfall: Against the backdrop of the snowcapped Anti-Lebanon mountains and pillowy white storm clouds…
Acts and gifts that give hope during the holiday season

Acts and gifts that give hope during the holiday season

First published 21 November on the Brussels Express. It’s the end of November and we’re quickly entering a period where we celebrate the end of the year and the holiday festivities that come with it:…
The Ripple Effect of a Kenyan Girl’s Lament: an Interview with S&D MEP Linda McAvan

The Ripple Effect of a Kenyan Girl’s Lament: an Interview with S&D MEP Linda McAvan

This week, SB OverSeas’ Maria Rosales stepped out of her role as volunteer coordinator for Brussels and Lebanon and into the role of interviewer. She spoke to S&D MEP Linda McAvan from the UK about advocating for…
Eid Al-Adha with SB OverSeas

Eid Al-Adha with SB OverSeas

From Beirut, to Arsal to Saida, we took the opportunity to celebrate the holiday of Eid Al-Adha with the students and youth attending our schools and centres. Every celebration is an opportunity to bring some…