Lebanon

SUPPORT TO THE EDUCATION AND HEALTH OF
LEBANESE CHILDREN AND SYRIAN REFUGEES

Context

Lebanon, is at the moment in the heart of the Syrian conflict, as it has been welcoming no less then 2 million refugees on its ground, who survive in intolerable conditions as no camps have been organised 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 welcome 500 children (350 Syrians, 150 Lebanese) to attend animations and training sessions. The school founded within our centre offers better teaching than the Lebanese schools of the region, according to the local teachers… The refugee children who 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 (too rare in this dry country) and redo the playground of our centre.

Aim of project

Allow an educational and professional training to Syrian refugee children and their families but also to the Lebanese children. Ensure the children drinking water in a desert area.

Coordination

Charles el Hayek.

Our project in 2018

  • Professional training of young Syrian refugees and Lebanese children (400 people).
  • Construction of water tank and school playground of Deir Al Ahmar.
  • Awareness sessions for Syrian refugees and Lebanese women (100 people).
  • School sponsorship for 202 children (auto-financing).
  • Operating cost of Lebanon mission.

Number of beneficiaries : 1.202 people per year