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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…
Final exams, Labour day & Iftar in the park – updates from Saida

Final exams, Labour day & Iftar in the park – updates from Saida

Final exam preparation At the end of May, our students from the Ouzai shelter in Saida will have their final exams in public school. These exams are extremely important and will help determine whether students…
Having time away from my responsibilities and worries

Having time away from my responsibilities and worries

The way I raise my children has changed and our communication has improved. I talk to them to understand their frustrations, I do not use my hands.
#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…
The effects of a simple sewing machine

The effects of a simple sewing machine

Through our recent Thread of Hope campaign, we were able to fundraise enough money to purchase new sewing machines for our empowerment centers and replace the old machines. As the previous machines were not broken…
‘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…