Category Archives for Education

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…
Festival of the Sacrifice

Festival of the Sacrifice

by Becca Hovland, Beirut ESL Officer “Sometimes those who have less give more.” – Pradyumna Kalita  It is with this mindset that teachers at SB worked to inspire their students in preparation for Eid al-Adha…
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…
Final exams, Labour day & Iftar in the park – updates from Saida

Final exams, Labour day & Iftar in the park – updates from Saida

Final exam preparation At the end of May, our students from the Ouzai shelter in Saida will have their final exams in public school. These exams are extremely important and will help determine whether students…
Kids raise money support refugee kids’ education

Kids raise money support refugee kids’ education

Children in Amsterdam spent this past Saturday, May 18 participating in a charity  walk, or “sponsorloop”  as it’s called in Dutch, to support SB OverSeas’ Bukra Ahla centre in Lebanon. Organized by Erika van Hove…
Meet Ahmad

Meet Ahmad

Originally published on WorldWide Tribe 17 May 2019 Every morning of the working week I am greeted by sixteen exuberant five year olds, which is the best way to start the day. This is my…
Mouna and SB Espoir

Mouna and SB Espoir

I am of Syrian origin, and I have been able to see the hardships my people have experienced leaving their daily lives and arriving in an unknown place. I was emotionally moved when I saw…
Reflecting on hardship – Blog by Bayan

Reflecting on hardship – Blog by Bayan

I started volunteering with SB OverSeas in March, at the centre within the Ouzai refugee camp located in Saida. Even before receiving an answer for my application, I knew that I was getting myself into…
“To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to”

“To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to”

In the rush of everyday life, we often forget to celebrate the little (or big) things that people do. Crises, refugees, terrorism are always the three words kept in mind when we look at the…