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Francesca’s Brussels Bucket List

Francesca’s Brussels Bucket List

Hello everyone, My name is Francesca and I am a bubbly Italian, landed in Brussels in September 2018. I moved here after completing a dreadful – but extremely constructive – master’s degree at the University…
Volunteering in Lebanon: Sandon’s Story

Volunteering in Lebanon: Sandon’s Story

1. Tell us about yourself My name is Sandon Mims. I am from the United States, and was born in St. Augustine, Florida. I am 23 years old and graduated from the University of Florida…
Girls Are A Worry Until Death

Girls Are A Worry Until Death

Mariam’s family was always known for being progressive. Her father allowed the girls to decide when to start wearing the hijab. Mariam didn’t start wearing it until she was 11, when her Islamic middle school…
Chasing a childhood in Shatila

Chasing a childhood in Shatila

Originally from Syria, Majeda, her mother and five siblings left their native village Dayr Hafir in search of a stable life. The conflict between ISIL and other groups fighting for power had forced the family…
How to help out!

How to help out!

A question we get often at SB OverSeas from good-hearted supporters is how they can help. It’s no secret that we have a tough time saying no to expanding our support reach and to keep…
A cup of tea served by child brides

A cup of tea served by child brides

It was the beginning of this past fall when Louma Albik went on her regular trip to Lebanon to visit SB OverSeas centres and assess the needs of the families, mostly Syrian, living in refugee…
She got married for protection. She escaped for survival.

She got married for protection. She escaped for survival.

When the bombing started, at first people were paralysed by fear and uncertainty, having never experienced something of that kind before. Then the school was hit while children were attending classes inside. Sarah, along with…