Category Archives for Lebanon

How far would you go to Give Hope? Volunteering in Lebanon

For many, volunteering is an activity that habitually takes place throughout the years. For some individuals, volunteering begins at a young age with bake sales, helping at local churches or leading sports activities in community…
Bukra Ahla through Alex’s eyes

Bukra Ahla through Alex’s eyes

by Alex Hart, Beirut volunteer The Bukra Ahla center where we live and work is situated in between the Shatila camp and the most intensive military checkpoint that I have seen in Lebanon. If you…

Carpentry workshop for youth in Saida

The shelter in Saida in which our center is located houses around 1500 people. This places us in a unique position to help an entire community. While we mainly offer academic support and skills development…
Building relationships, trust & hope

Building relationships, trust & hope

SB’s Teambuilding Day Beirut, Saida and Arsal joined forces for a rare full-team of SB OverSeas staff teambuilding day at the Awaly Park in Saida in the last weekend of July. The day focused on…
Being Syrian in Lebanon, working with a refugee NGO

Being Syrian in Lebanon, working with a refugee NGO

by Joudy, Beirut Volunteer You know how sometimes your emotions take over, and no matter how many times you tell yourself that your surrounded by strangers and should not cry, you just can’t help it?…
New professional development workshops  in Lebanon

New professional development workshops in Lebanon

Written by Becca Our Education Coordinator, Karla Bedggood, has introduced two professional development initiatives that have already begun enhancing the teaching and learning experiences at SB.  First, Karla is working with the full-time teaching staff…
Learning how to use your physical & mental strengh through self-defense courses

Learning how to use your physical & mental strengh through self-defense courses

Written by Ciara (Beirut volunteer leading the classes) When I started teaching self-defence with SB I didn’t realise the full extent of the impact it would have on the women and girls. I knew from…
“I have become more hopeful towards my future”

“I have become more hopeful towards my future”

I was under a lot of stress and felt depressed but here at SB the psychology sessions have thought me to release all of my negative thoughts in a healthy way. I feel that I…
Crafts and learning skills for income

Crafts and learning skills for income

After several months SB offered me a sewing machine with which I am now creating and selling pieces of clothing from home.
Married young, but continuing her academic career

Married young, but continuing her academic career

My mom and dad decided that I should get engaged to a relative without asking me if I wanted this. I was very sad but I couldn’t say no.