Category Archives for Empowerment

Volunteer your time and skills to give hope

Volunteer your time and skills to give hope

First published in Brussels Express Why do we help other people? Of course, most will say that we help our family and close friends because we love them and want the best for them. But…
Looking back on a year of activities empowering refugee women and youth

Looking back on a year of activities empowering refugee women and youth

First published on Brussels Express As the summer officially starts, so does it mark the end of another cycle of activities In the SB Espoir project. So, we take this opportunity to reflect on the…
Looking back on a year of activities empowering refugee women and youth

Looking back on a year of activities empowering refugee women and youth

As the summer officially starts, so does it mark the end of another cycle of activities In the SB Espoir project. So, we take this opportunity to reflect on the year, and thank everyone who…
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…
Confronting realities in Mini-Europe

Confronting realities in Mini-Europe

Blog post by Brussels Volunteer Evelin A few weeks ago, we took some of the youth from the WSP/Uccle centers to Mini-Europe. For those not familiar, Mini-Europe is kind of an outdoor museum, housing replicas…
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…
Breaking Ramadan fast together to support refugee women & girls

Breaking Ramadan fast together to support refugee women & girls

With the theme “Son Choix, Son Avenir,” the night was doused in shades of pink and purple, and highlighted the work we do with women and girls. On Saturday evening, 280 members of SB OverSeas’…
I arrived in Lebanon a single broken woman with a son

I arrived in Lebanon a single broken woman with a son

I arrived in Lebanon a single broken woman. I had nothing. I did not know what will happen to my future.
The effects of a simple sewing machine

The effects of a simple sewing machine

Through our recent Thread of Hope campaign, we were able to fundraise enough money to purchase new sewing machines for our empowerment centers and replace the old machines. As the previous machines were not broken…
Celebrating education, empowerment and the people that support SB OverSeas’ work

Celebrating education, empowerment and the people that support SB OverSeas’ work

From the 5th to the 26th of April we had our annual Give Hope campaign, It is the time to show our community and supporters the ways in which we have been working towards a…