Provide Education for Refugee Children in Lebanon

by Insan Association
Play Video
Provide Education for Refugee Children in Lebanon
Provide Education for Refugee Children in Lebanon
Provide Education for Refugee Children in Lebanon
Provide Education for Refugee Children in Lebanon
Provide Education for Refugee Children in Lebanon
Provide Education for Refugee Children in Lebanon
Provide Education for Refugee Children in Lebanon
Provide Education for Refugee Children in Lebanon
Provide Education for Refugee Children in Lebanon
Provide Education for Refugee Children in Lebanon
Provide Education for Refugee Children in Lebanon
Provide Education for Refugee Children in Lebanon
Provide Education for Refugee Children in Lebanon
Provide Education for Refugee Children in Lebanon
Provide Education for Refugee Children in Lebanon

 

Insan Association is successfully continuing to provide its different services in Education and psycho-social support in both informal refugee camps in the Bekaa Valley and refugee populations residing in Beirut's suburbs. 

Our project focuses on empowering the children of refugees through providing education and psycho-social support to them and their families. During the summer months (July and August) a Summer camp has been organized for refugee children where they were provided with language classes (in Arabic and English) in addition to activities, such as arts, dance and sports classes. 

Furthermore, we have started a new needs assessment in both Bekaa and Beirut, in order to update our data regarding the most urgent needs in education and vocational trainings among the youth and children of refugees within these regions. The findings of the needs assessment will be compiled in a report, with the aim of utilizing the content in updating our programs and/or building new activities specially in vocational trainings for the refugee youth.

In addition to that, Insan has started conducting positive parenting sessions for the refugee parents in both locations. These sessions have been very well received and are considered as a real need within the community.

 

Thank you,

Lala Arabian

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

During the last quarter of the academic year 2017-2018, the academic progress of the children attending INSAN's education project has been more and more visible. In addition to that, and because of INSAN's holistic approach, the children and their families are much more comfortable in their communities and are coping well with their new situation.

In addition to providing education for refugee children, INSAN with its holistic approach, provides psycho-social support to the family as a whole were the child is at the core, in addition to legal and medical support.

In the last quarter, the children made a significant progress in their schooling and the majority will be ready to integrate regular schools for the academic year 2018-2019. Some children with sever cases have been followed up by INSAN's psychologist and this also assisted them in their schoolwork.

Moreover, several outings and fun activities took place during this period. The children, went to a children theater show, had a pic-nick and were invited by another school for a fun day - filled with games and activities.

Your continuous and generous support in assisting these refugee kids to have a chance for a better future and to be able to break the cycle of misfortune. INSAN also held regular awareness sessions for the parents to stress on the importance of education for their children's future and more and more parents are becoming convinced and want to keep their children at school, even when they are living in great financial difficulties.

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

 

Dear friends, 

December marked the end of the first quarter, and the appropriate moment to evaluate our project and our educational programs.

Since the beginning of the year we have opened five new classes.

Two of them are saved for younger children (between 5 and 6 years old), one for illiterate youth (10 to 15 years old) and two for older children (10 to 15 years old). Those classes welcomed 106 children every day.

Academically, we witnesses a lot of improvement relatively at a fast paste.

However, it’s a little bit too soon to evaluate the psycho-social support. Most of them are refugees and went through a difficult times. Some of them lived or worked on the streets during few months or years. Nevertheless, through individual and group therapy sessions, we noticed some behavior enhancement such as a better concentration, less violence, a better response to the authority, more confidence and ability to trust each other.

We also had to adapt our social support to fit the new beneficiaries’ situations. Due to an insecure and precarious situation, we need to spend a lot of time and attention on them and their parents, we organized different workshops and events that grows the parents' interest in their children's academic life and to promote girls’ education.


Every year we’re able to help more and more people in need, and this is only possible with your support.
On behalf of the entire team, we sincerely thank you for your generosity and for your solidarity with the children.

See you soon at Insan School!

Links:

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

Dear friends,

As you know we were devoting during the past few months to occupy the children during their holidays. We entertained them with various non-scholars activities aiming to develop their personal skills.

But this year, the summer holidays were quite different than usual. We worked a lot with the families and with our school network to integrate the children in the national course.

We organized a lot of exams to prove that despite a long time out of school, our children’s abilities and level are better than necessary to integrate a public school.

Meanwhile, we also spent a lot of time to convince the parent (when considered appropriate) that the time as come for their children to leave Insan to integrate a Lebanese school.

Despite the reservations from most parents, they ended up agreeing with us. However, we are not breaking contact with them and their children and will continue to follow them during the next year to provide a psychosocial and homework support. We also helped the parents to find the best local school, according to their means and needs, case by case.

We managed to integrate 52 children in a local school in 2 months.

When the school started again (in September) we decided to use those 52 places to begin 2 new projects:

-          We opened a class for 32 kindergartens (between 5 and 6 years-old)

-          We opened a class for 22 illiterate youths (10 to 15 years-old)

So far those projects are a success, but it’s still the beginning and we need to remain vigilant.


Every year we’re able to help more and more people in needs, and this is only possible with your support.
On behalf of the entire team, we sincerely thank you for your generosity and for your solidarity with the children.

See you soon at Insan School!

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook

Dear friends,

A new scholastic year ended in June and the summer school started immediately after.

It was also the right moment to evaluate ourselves. As mentioned in the previous report, the last year was a giant step forward for the school. We got more student, a better equipment, a new program more adapted to the children and the psychosocial support gained in importance and shows amazing results, like the student’s success during the final exams.

Despite this great achievement, some parts still need to be improved. The main goal of Insan is to help the children to integrate another school, a public or private one, in Lebanon or abroad. Unfortunately the number of children who joined one of our partner schools decreased this year. It’s not a problem in itself, but it can impact the number of beneficiaries that we can reach each year. With an improvement of the general level at the school and the creation of more partnerships between Insan and other schools, we were expecting the opposite. 

This point will become our priority for the next year, with more focus on the family to convince and help them to find a place in a Lebanese school. 

On a different topic, the summer school started in June and will end in September. As usual, we organize different activities to help the children to stay busy during the holidays. That period of the year is quite important for the kids to reconcile with their (frequently violent) past and learn some life skills. We’re organizing sport competitions, music initiations, dance performances… 

 For the psychosocial team, it’s also a good opportunity to spend more time with the families and create a special bond with the children.

Every year we’re able to help more and more people in needs, and this is only possible with your support.

On behalf of the entire team, we sincerely thank you for your generosity and for your solidarity with the children.


See you soon at Insan School!

Share on Twitter Share on Facebook
 

About Project Reports

Project Reports on GlobalGiving are posted directly to globalgiving.org by Project Leaders as they are completed, generally every 3-4 months. To protect the integrity of these documents, GlobalGiving does not alter them; therefore you may find some language or formatting issues.

If you donate to this project or have donated to this project, you will get an e-mail when this project posts a report. You can also subscribe for reports via e-mail without donating.

Get Reports via Email

We'll only email you new reports and updates about this project.

Organization Information

Insan Association

Location: Beirut - Lebanon
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Lala arabian
Beyrouth, Lebanon
$57,542 raised of $100,000 goal
 
492 donations
$42,458 to go
Donate Now
lock
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. View other ways to donate

Insan Association has earned this recognition on GlobalGiving:

Help raise money!

Support this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.

Start a Fundraiser

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.