| Apr 19, 2023
Spring 2023 report
Christmas party at Insan's safe house
Marhaba from Insan,
The emergency relief project Insan implemented in 2022 in the South of Lebanon is now finished. However, Insan has been collaborating with the main donor in the last few months for the purpose of evaluating the project impact. It is clear that the assistance was highly needed by the beneficiaries. Yet, it was also apparent that in such an emergency situation where Lebanon is right now, this assistance was alleviating the problems for the vulnerable communities only short term. It was also clear that there are, in fact, way more people in need of such assistance compared to the number of households Insan was able to assist. Therefore, Insan is hoping to bring more assistance to this geographical area.
One of the ways how Insan is bringing more assistance to the South of Lebanon, includes nonviolent communication (NVC) trainings. Insan’s team has noticed that due to the severe socioeconomic crisis situation, number of violent incidents are on the rise, especially among the most vulnerable communities. Therefore, Insan felt the need to provide NVC trainings to local community-based organisations (CBOs) who will then in their turn implement the trainings in their communities and help to ensure that the NVC principles will be implemented in their communities as much as possible. The trainings follow the approach developed by the American psychologist and the developer of NVC, Marshall Rosenberg. The first training took place in Borj Chamali Palestinian refugee settlement in Tyre during the second weekend of April and more trainings are to follow soon.
Going back in time a little bit, the children staying at Insan’s safe house celebrated Christmas with a Christmas tree, some good food and presents. They have all been placed under Insan’s care by the Juvenile court and are staying there until a solution is found for their case. At the safe house they receive legal and mental health support, they receive schooling and are provided with daily meals. During their free time they can play and participate in the leisure activities organized for them. On a case-by-case basis they may benefit also from other services. Case management services continue to be provided also to vulnerable families and individuals who are not staying at the safe house.
Thank you for supporting us and the vulnerable communities. Until the next time!
The INSAN team
First NVC training at Borj Chamali