Category Archives for Lebanon

REPORT: Not Just a School – The case for prioritising the educational space for refugee support in Lebanon

REPORT: Not Just a School – The case for prioritising the educational space for refugee support in Lebanon

After working with displaced Syrians for over seven years, this report is a collection of field notes from our three educational centres that describe not only the context of and why we operate our projects…
Help Our Chiledren In Arsal

Help Our Chiledren In Arsal

Please Help Us Provide Emergency Support to Refugee Families in Arsal During this Unusually Cold Winter: In the past few days the temperature in Arsal, located at the Syrian-Lebanese border, has dropped to below zero,…
Giving Hope 4 Ways on Giving Tuesday

Giving Hope 4 Ways on Giving Tuesday

Looking for ways to give back during this holiday season?! On #GivingTuesday, consider helping us #GiveHope to refugees in Lebanon and Belgium. Not sure of the best way to help? Try one of these great…
How far would you go to Give Hope? Volunteering in Lebanon

How far would you go to Give Hope? Volunteering in Lebanon

For many, volunteering is an activity that habitually takes place throughout the years. For some individuals, volunteering begins at a young age with bake sales, helping at local churches or leading sports activities in community…
Bukra Ahla through Alex’s eyes

Bukra Ahla through Alex’s eyes

by Alex Hart, Beirut volunteer The Bukra Ahla center where we live and work is situated in between the Shatila camp and the most intensive military checkpoint that I have seen in Lebanon. If you…
Carpentry workshop for youth in Saida

Carpentry workshop for youth in Saida

The shelter in Saida in which our center is located houses around 1500 people. This places us in a unique position to help an entire community. While we mainly offer academic support and skills development…
Building relationships, trust & hope

Building relationships, trust & hope

SB’s Teambuilding Day Beirut, Saida and Arsal joined forces for a rare full-team of SB OverSeas staff teambuilding day at the Awaly Park in Saida in the last weekend of July. The day focused on…
Being Syrian in Lebanon, working with a refugee NGO

Being Syrian in Lebanon, working with a refugee NGO

by Joudy, Beirut Volunteer You know how sometimes your emotions take over, and no matter how many times you tell yourself that your surrounded by strangers and should not cry, you just can’t help it?…
New professional development workshops  in Lebanon

New professional development workshops in Lebanon

Written by Becca Our Education Coordinator, Karla Bedggood, has introduced two professional development initiatives that have already begun enhancing the teaching and learning experiences at SB.  First, Karla is working with the full-time teaching staff…
Learning how to use your physical & mental strengh through self-defense courses

Learning how to use your physical & mental strengh through self-defense courses

Written by Ciara (Beirut volunteer leading the classes) When I started teaching self-defence with SB I didn’t realise the full extent of the impact it would have on the women and girls. I knew from…