Women, youth and children are amongst the most vulnerable groups in a humanitarian crisis. Our empowerment programs are designed to provide secure livelihood opportunities, increase self-development and encourage these groups to become active and engaged members of their communities.

SB OverSeas has established 3 centers in lebanon ( Beirut, Saida and Arsal) dedicated women’s training centres in or near refugee camps.
Our programmes in the women’s centres are designed to empower them in an economical, psychological and social sense. we offer literacy programsfor younger and older refugee women as well as vocational training in marketable skills to offer them with a means of earning an income in a new country. SB OverSeas also offers a program of psychological and social support to women. Through several creative and social activities, we provide a safe space for them to engage in discussion with each other. This creates a network of mutual support, a key to rebuilding community network.
In our flagship Bukra Ahla centre in Beirut, we began a new programme for young refugee women in September 2016The focus is to provide education and social support, as well as to protect them against the particular threats they face, such as child marriageThrough our empowerment programs, we aim to develop their sense of selves and allow them to regain their voice in the community and societyAdditionally, we engage with families and communities to raise awareness of the affects of child marriage.

Through our SB Espoir project, we  support unaccompanied asylum-seeking minors and women in their inclusion in Belgian society by bringing together the youth, women and volunteers from the community. The activities and workshops, and more generally the time spent together with the volunteers and asyulm seekers, allows them to broaden their view on what a future life in Belgium could look like. Through experiencing Belgian culture together, learning new skills and engaging with potential opportunities we give them the tools to build their life.







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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 at all three of our centers in Lebanon to create a unified, organization-wide philosophy of teaching and learning. She is […]

Breaking Ramadan fast together to support refugee women & girls

With the theme “Son Choix, Son Avenir,” the night was doused in shades of pink and purple, and highlighted the work we do with women and girls. On Saturday evening, 280 members of SB OverSeas’ community in Belgium attended a traditional iftar dinner, to break the Ramadan fast together and to show support and appreciation […]

I arrived in Lebanon a single broken woman with a son

I arrived in Lebanon a single broken woman. I had nothing. I did not know what will happen to my future.

SB OverSeas: A Belgian non-profit organisation