with this first report we would like to update you about the situation that is facing Lebanon and about all the activities that have been organized during these months in Don Bosco School in Hadath Baalbeck. The compound crisis in Lebanon is ongoing rather worsening at a very quick rate weighing very heavy on most of the population, especially on the poor and the middle class. Prices of basic commodities have increased by around 15 folds while salaries remain unchanged. The basic salary is today equal to around 20$. Meanwhile, in May the black-market value of the Lebanese pound fell to an all-time low of 35,600 against the US dollar (a drop from 26,800 in the space of just two weeks), a sign that Lebanon’s economic crisis is set to continue to cripple the country.
Despite this difficult situation, the activities of Don Bosco School are going on without a rest in favor of all the children supported. At the beginning of May the high school students took part in a Zoom call with French high school colleagues of Don Bosco School in France. The students have presented their country, the current situation of Lebanon and the crisis that it is living. They also told about their life in Don Bosco School with the purpose of sharing experiences and cultures.
Moreover, the students of the 7th, 8th and 9th class have joined a school trip to Khenchara and Deir Taanayel, spending quality time together. The journey has been full of activities and fun. At the end of May the school also celebrated the students that obtained the middle-class diploma. We are really proud of the goals that they have reached!
In June the students of the primary and middle school took part in a school camp that allowed them to live playful days in a safe place. Thanks to your support we will be able to guarantee a quality education to the most fragile students of Don Bosco School covering their school taxes, supporting the expansion of the building of the middle and of the high school and promoting the energetic independence through the installation of solar panels.
We hope that you will support our project and all the children in need!
Zoom call with French students
Our students during the lessons