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Volunteering in Lebanon: Sandon’s Story

Volunteering in Lebanon: Sandon’s Story

1. Tell us about yourself My name is Sandon Mims. I am from the United States, and was born in St. Augustine, Florida. I am 23 years old and graduated from the University of Florida…
Volunteering in Lebanon: Madison’s story

Volunteering in Lebanon: Madison’s story

Today we are talking to Madison, who is currently volunteering with us in Lebanon. After having come over in July for two months she deciding to stay a further two months with us. 1. Tell…
Life at Thirteen Years Old – A future stolen

Life at Thirteen Years Old – A future stolen

Written by Nile Watson-Batista, a volunteer in Lebanon, with the help of SB staff. Amara was the girl in the front row of every class, hand always raised begging to answer the teacher’s question. She had little…
Volunteering in Lebanon: Alex’s story

Volunteering in Lebanon: Alex’s story

Tell us about yourself Heya everyone! I am Alex from Romania, I have worked for five years in the cruise industry, mostly organising tours. For the past year, I have been a freelancer. Therefore, I…
Welcome our newest #GiveHope ambassador: Sally Elbassir from Passport and Plates

Welcome our newest #GiveHope ambassador: Sally Elbassir from Passport and Plates

Welcome to our newest ambassador for our annual #GiveHope ambassador, Sally Elbassir from Passport and Plates. Sally, an Arab-American travel blogger. SB OverSeas is currently running its #GiveHope campaign which aims to provide education to 1,400…
Welcome our new Ambassador: Ainsley about the World

Welcome our new Ambassador: Ainsley about the World

We would like to extend a grand welcoming to our first in the series of many #GiveHope ambassador, Ainsley about the World. Ainsley, a travel blogger from New Zealand was in Lebanon back last May and…
The University of Life

The University of Life

The bus from Beirut follows the coastal road south all the way to the town of Saida. If you are looking for the Ouzai refugee settlement you need only get off the bus when the…
How I fell in love with teaching through SB OverSeas

How I fell in love with teaching through SB OverSeas

Last summer, I quit my job and left for the Middle East to learn Arabic and volunteer. It wasn’t an easy choice, and it was one that I mulled over for a long amount of…
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…