Category Archives for Press Releases

‘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…
Volunteering with SB OverSeas… crossing the borders

Volunteering with SB OverSeas… crossing the borders

If you think  my following words will describe to you what refugee children and youth currently living in Brussels witnessed during the war, their dangerous journey to Europe and their everyday life, I am sorry…
“Just a bit stronger, a bit smarter, and a bit more confident than the day before”

“Just a bit stronger, a bit smarter, and a bit more confident than the day before”

Class starts at 1:30pm with Arabic, but it is not until 2:30 when we, the volunteers, enter. First for mathematics, then for English starting at 3:10.         The class is called “Basic Literacy and Numeracy,”…
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…
A Week of Love

A Week of Love

With Valentine’s Day in the air, in the month of February, we reflected on what love means to our communities and our work. To help spread more love, our Week of Love Campaign highlighted the…
Students in Saida pass public school exams

Students in Saida pass public school exams

During the second week of February, many of our students had important exams in public school. As a result, the end of January and beginning of February were dedicated to revision in our center. SB…
Finding a new home in Lebanon

Finding a new home in Lebanon

Every two months international volunteers come from all over the world to teach at SB’s non-formal education centres in Beirut or Saida, as they join our Lebanon Volunteering Programme. Recently, some of our wonderful volunteers told…
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…
‘Just Married’ Amara’s Story

‘Just Married’ Amara’s Story

Amara lives in the Saida shelter in Lebanon and she was a star student in SB OverSeas’ classes, until she no longer could come to school. She got married, pregnant, had a miscarriage and got…