Home for Syrian Orphans & Widows
Help us set up a orphanage in Lebanon which will provide for 66 Syrian Orphans and 22 widows with food, shelter, healthcare, safety and psycho-social support.
The conflict in Syria has forced many children to flee their homes and turn to places like Lebanon to find a secure place to lead their life, even if it means a safe place to live under the sky between the rubble and rocks.
We need to prevent losing a whole generation of children from Syria. Safeguarding them and giving them opportunities to learn, developing their skills and healing the wounds of the conflict. This is vital for the future of these children and for Syria. Children who have fled Syria to Lebanon have witnessed and experienced things no child should bear. But despite the suffering, children have an amazing ability to recover and heal. They want to learn and have a better future.
Over 1.3 million refugees reside in Lebanon. Syria’s civil war is trampling on its’ children as easily as it is killing its’ adults. The 400,000 child refugees now in Lebanon represent a lost generation. Poverty is not their only constraint they have to suffer the consequences of finding a safe home to live in and find food and healthcare. Many of these Children are vulnerable and face exploitation not only through traffickers but also from people who look to sexually exploit them particularly females.
Many orphan children are forced to work on the streets to survive; with others left to roam around the streets by themselves to find shelter, food and water; all in appalling and traumatising situations.
We have acquired a disused building in the city of Saida which is located in southern Lebanon and we are in the process of converting it into a home for 66 orphans and 22 widows. We have calculated the costs of the Orphanage to be in the region of approximately £98,000 annually after the first year.
The orphanage is intended to provide not only the basic necessities but also deliver a Psychosocial Support Programme, which will help the children overcome the trauma that they have suffered.
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