In 2020, despite the fact of what crucial situation the world was facing as a result of covid19, Lebanon was facing it with more pressure because of economical break down, on one hand, and the effects of the explosion in Lebanon and the lack of political stability, on the other.
Adding to that, the landlord of Ouzaii shelter took a decision to evacuate the shelter ignoring the fact that this decision will make 400 families homeless. Due to this decision and with huge sadness, we shut down our center there since there is no beneficiaries anymore.
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Minutes away from the Lebanese coast in Saida, in an incomplete construction once destined to become a university, it became a shelter that serves some small village residents who fled the war back in Syria. They took this building as a shelter. Expecting to spend one or two weeks before heading back to there homeland since they are close to their hometown, they sadly had to stay for years while trying to adapt inside this incomplete construction.
To meet the needs of those displaced people, we inaugurate our center in Saïda which offers educational and empowerment classes for children and women. As for education, most of shelter students are registered in the public schools. Therefore, we deliver our non-formal education program and supports students in their school work by utilizing the Lebanese curriculum in all classes, including Arabic, English language, mathematics and homework support, as well as weekly science classes, PSS activities, and life skills classes.
The Empowerment program targets the youth and women by providing courses in Arabic and English languages to improve their communication skills, as well as computer courses on how to use the computer basics, internet, Microsoft office, and software skills.
Along a side with these programs there is always a psychological support offered by a full time psychologist located in the center during working hours to support any need.
- Support children aged between 4-14 yrs old to enhance their chance to be accepted in public school or accelerated learning program
- Empower youth and women to improve their skills and economic situation by teaching them academic and professional skills
- Psychological support for all beneficiaries by classroom activities, individual and group session
- Educated generation striving for a successful future
- Independent pioneer women who know their rights
- A community with high mental health