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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…
Pizza-making with the women at the Jette centre

Pizza-making with the women at the Jette centre

On 15th June, the SB Espoir team met at the Womens’ Red Cross centre Jette. Pizza making and art were the main activities of the day. The team of 5were briefed in advance on the…
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?…
Confronting realities in Mini-Europe

Confronting realities in Mini-Europe

Blog post by Brussels Volunteer Evelin A few weeks ago, we took some of the youth from the WSP/Uccle centers to Mini-Europe. For those not familiar, Mini-Europe is kind of an outdoor museum, housing replicas…
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…
Meet Ahmad

Meet Ahmad

Originally published on WorldWide Tribe 17 May 2019 Every morning of the working week I am greeted by sixteen exuberant five year olds, which is the best way to start the day. This is my…
Mouna and SB Espoir

Mouna and SB Espoir

I am of Syrian origin, and I have been able to see the hardships my people have experienced leaving their daily lives and arriving in an unknown place. I was emotionally moved when I saw…
Reflecting on hardship – Blog by Bayan

Reflecting on hardship – Blog by Bayan

I started volunteering with SB OverSeas in March, at the centre within the Ouzai refugee camp located in Saida. Even before receiving an answer for my application, I knew that I was getting myself into…
“To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to”

“To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to”

In the rush of everyday life, we often forget to celebrate the little (or big) things that people do. Crises, refugees, terrorism are always the three words kept in mind when we look at the…
Education beyond books and classrooms

Education beyond books and classrooms

Having studied human rights as part of my master’s course, I found it frustrating when my classes covered cases of human rights violations and issues with migration but I found I had no real experience…