SUPPORT TO THE EDUCATION AND HEALTH OF
LEBANESE CHILDREN AND SYRIAN REFUGEES
Lebanon, is at the moment in the heart of the Syrian conflict, as it has been welcoming over 2 million refugees on its ground, who survive in intolerable conditions as no camps have been organized for these populations. The political impact of the neighbouring war is disastrous for the fragile economy of this country. Many poor Lebanese families, have nonetheless welcomed these refugees in their own homes. The Syrians accept jobs for 70% of Lebanese minimum wage accelerating the Lebanese population’s unemployment…
Since 2012, Mission Enfance has supported the Syrian refugees via our Deir Al Ahmar Centre in the Bekaa Valley where live over a thousand families. We professionally train 400 Lebanese and Syrian women to technical crafts (sewing, computer, electricity, English). 100 women of the village and refugee camps will also attend sessions to health and education awareness… Also, we are finishing the construction of an extra storey to our centre in order to allow 500 children (350 Syrians, 150 Lebanese) to attend animations and training sessions. The school founded within our centre offers a better teaching than the Lebanese schools of the region, according to the region’s schools’ teachers… The refugee children which cannot apply in the Lebanese schools therefore have the chance to pursue a normal education. In this centre are attached a psychologist, a social assistant and a speech therapist. In 2018, we will be building a water tank redo the playground of our centre.
Aim of project
Allow a better assimilation of the Syrian refugee children and their families but also to the Lebanese children. Ensure the children of the centre with drinking water in a desert area.
Charles el Hayek.
Our project in 2018
- Professional training of young Syrian refugees and Lebanese children,
- Construction of water tank of Deir Al Ahmar,
- Construction of school playground,
- Awareness sessions for Syrian refugees and Lebanese women,
- School sponsorship for 202 children (autofinancing).
Number of beneficiaries : 1.000 people per year