The Shatila refugee camp

Visit and donation to the kindergarten of the refugee camp of Shatila in Beirut

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One day during our trip we went to visit the kindergarten of the refugee camp of Shatila, as we have been doing every year since 2011.Β  We love this place – despite its really bleak surroundings (a dilapidated and overcrowded refugee camp), the kindergarten is full of joy, colours, laughter and songs. The teachers are all super-motvated and full of energy. The children, aged 3 to 5, learn to read and write in Arabic and English. The classrooms are full of drawings; we added great clouds of soap bubbles, which the children adore.

On behalf of our donors, we gave the kindergarten’s director Mariam a donation of USD 2000 towards the purchase of books and material for those children whose families cannot afford them. Thank you friends and supporters!