Lebanon – Social Inclusion, Education and Reproductive Health for Women and Children in the District of Naba’a, Bourj Hammoud
Social Inclusion, Education and Reproductive Health for Women and Children in the District of Naba’a, Bourj Hammoud
Period: 2015-2018 Location: Naba’a, Bourj Hammoud – Beirut (Lebanon) Beneficiaries: 400 children and 90 women Donor: AICS (Italian Agency for Development and Cooperation) General info: The project aims at improving vulnerable women ‘s and children’s living conditions in the Beirut suburbs.
The activities implemented are various: literacy courses, English language, computer and life skills courses; embroidery and textile workshops for women; catch up classes and recreational activities for vulnerable children. In addition, the creation of an info-hub about sexual and reproductive healthcare for the prevention of gender-based violence.
The local partner, which coordinates the activities in the Community Center, is Basmeh w Zeitooneh, a Lebanese NGO established in 2012 by Syrians and Lebanese. Among the activities offered at the Community Center, Peace Education and Psycho-social support are particularly relevant; as well as a Community Based Group of 40 women, targeting the sensibilization of the local community.