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Iftar 2017 – Breaking the fast with SB OverSeas

Iftar 2017 – Breaking the fast with SB OverSeas

BRUSSELS – On June 16, SB OverSeas invited its supporters to break the Ramadan fast at the Birmingham Palace on Rue de Birmingham, Anderlecht. Among the hundreds of guests were volunteers of the SB Event…
Exhibition at La Monnaie event tells stories of Syrian refugees in Lebanon

Exhibition at La Monnaie event tells stories of Syrian refugees in Lebanon

BRUSSELS, 24th May 2017 A selection of paintings drawn by Syrian refugee girls participating in SB Overseas’ programmes in Lebanon were exhibited at the “Sounds of Longing” variety show organised by La Monnaie, the Belgian…
SB Overseas and PwC employees make difference for young refugees in Brussels

SB Overseas and PwC employees make difference for young refugees in Brussels

BRUSSELS, 13 May 2017 A highly motivated group of employees from PricewaterhouseCoopers offered their time on a sunny Saturday afternoon to volunteer with SB OverSeas and the young refugees of the Centre d’Uccle Croix-Rouge. PwC…
SB Overseas volunteer hosts photography exhibition in Graz

SB Overseas volunteer hosts photography exhibition in Graz

GRAZ, Austria, 8th May 2017   Fabian Rogatschnig, a former SB Overseas volunteer, organized a unique and powerful photo exhibition, Changing Perspectives: Seeing through the eyes of Syrian refugees, which illustrates the reality of Syrian…
Brussels hosts conference on Syria’s future

Brussels hosts conference on Syria’s future

The “Brussels Conference on Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region” took place last week on the 4th and 5th of April 2017. The European Union, the United Nations, as well as the governments…
SB Overseas launches Give Hope campaign

SB Overseas launches Give Hope campaign

On the International Day of Hope, Soutien Belge Overseas has launched an awareness campaign called #GiveHope to promote the importance of education for refugee children. Since the beginning of the Syrian crisis in 2011, nearly…
Volunteering with SB Overseas: how one smile can change the world

Volunteering with SB Overseas: how one smile can change the world

One fact about war Every morning, I read the news about armed conflicts worldwide. It is very hard to form an objective viewpoint due to the complexity of the problems and the often-contradictory reports.  But…
My experience with the children of Bukra Ahla

My experience with the children of Bukra Ahla

My experience as a teacher at Bukra Ahla can be described in three words: challenging, exciting and full of new insights. During my time as a teacher, I had to learn the basics of informal…
Our Christmas campaign brings presents to 510 refugee children in Lebanon

Our Christmas campaign brings presents to 510 refugee children in Lebanon

Every day, one hundred children from the Shatila refugee camp go to school at the Bukra Ahla center in Beirut where they are taught by SB Overseas staff from Syria and international volunteers from all…
Between the school and the sea: a visit to the Shatila camp

Between the school and the sea: a visit to the Shatila camp

From the west-facing windows of SB Overseas’ apartment for Lebanon volunteers in Beirut, you can survey the jumbled sprawl of the Shatila refugee camp, between the school and the sea. Its storeys and terraces are…