Visit to the kindergarten of the Shatila refugee camp (November 2019)
The Shatila camp hosts more than 10 thousand people on a surface on approximately 1 square kilometre, an exceptionally high population density. Conditions are really very difficult.
Schooling is provided by the United Nations, except for kindergartens. We at Lebanon Trust support a kindergarten run by our partner Association Najdeh.
Like every year, we visited this kindergarten, and – like every year – we experienced the joy of seeing the teachers, exceptionally motivated and resourceful, and meeting the children, aged between 3 and 5. They sang for us (in English!) and were enchanted by soap bubbles.
Thanks to our supporters, we were able to donate USD 3000 to them, towards improvements to the building and the purchase of teaching materials.