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Ramadan Kareem! Join us on May 25 for our 7th Annual Iftar Dinner

Celebrate with us breaking the fast of Ramadan by enjoying a selection of Syrian dishes prepared by those who have found a home here in Brussels.
We invite you to take part in this wonderful event and share it with your friends and family members. You can buy your tickets by clicking here.
If you have any questions, please send an email to info@sboverseas.org

WHAT WE DO

SB OverSeas is a non-profit organisation based in Belgium dedicated to providing humanitarian aid to refugees and victims of conflict.
Our operations are divided into the following three activities: education, emergency aid and empowerment.
SB OverSeas works with refugees in two geographical focus areas: Lebanon and Belgium. In Lebanon, we distribute emergency aid and run educational and empowerment programs in our three centres based in Arsal, Beirut and Saida. In Belgium, we work with unaccompanied minors in order to foster integration in three reception and transit centres.

BECOME A VOLUNTEER

Interested in joining our team?

Fill out the form on our volunteer page and we will contact you as soon as possible.

LATEST NEWS

Having time away from my responsibilities and worries

Leading up to our 7th Annual Iftar Dinner on May 25th, we will be sharing our ##StoriesofHope written by the refugees in our centres in Lebanon. Reserve your place now for the iftar: https://sboverseas.org/…/even…/7th-annual-iftar-dinner-2019/ Français en bas 25-year-old woman Before the war in Syria, our life was great. We had everything we could ask for. […]

#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 of their impact on climate change, gathered together and took part in the #trashtag challenge by cleaning up their beaches, […]

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 but merely not suitable anymore for training the women, we decided to donate them to our best and most dedicated […]

‘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 I love anymore. Read Faïza’s story through the incredible artwork and storytelling of Félix Brassier. Since the beginning of 2018, we […]

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 UN University, of what could happen when women are given leadership roles in post-conflict situations and what can happen when […]

“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 alone twenty kids who didn’t speak the same language as me. However, one of the senior volunteers quickly reassured me […]

OUR STORY

SB OverSeas began as community effort amongst concerned citizens in Brussels who decided to intervene in the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Syria.

As these efforts grew in involvement and impact, something became increasingly obvious: providing a safe environment for children was a short-term solution, but there was no long term hope for a generation of kids who had had their education interrupted by the war. It became clear that an entire generation of children were being left on the sidelines of society not equipped with the skills or opportunities to regain control of their lives. With this in mind, SB OverSeas opened its first school in Lebanon, home to over 1,5 million Syrian refugees.  Since opening our first school, we have expanded to having three schools in Shatila, Arsal and Saida. We have also expanded our programs to provide vocational courses to adults as well as empowerment courses to combat the increasingly prevalent practice of child marriage. Our headquarters are located in Brussels, Belgium where we coordinate these activities as well as running our SB Espoir project, a weekend integration program with unaccompanied minors living in asylum-seeker accommodation centres.Soutien Belge OverSeas asbl is a non-governmental, non-profit organisation registered in Belgium on 8th May 2013.

Registration Number: BE 0533.981.634

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