Good news from Lebanon – Nov 2016

Dublin and Zurich, Nov 1st, 2016

Dear friends,

the Lebanon Trust volunteers just returned from Lebanon this past weekend. We visited, and donated to (USD 4000 in total), two kindergartens in refugee camps, and stayed at FAID, the school for deaf children that we have been supporting since 2008.

There, we received a visit by a Symantec delegation headed by Marcel Nasser, Commercial Manager for Egypt and the Levant. Symantec Ireland supports us generously. We also spent one entire morning at the school with Matthew Saltmarsh, spokesman of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Beirut, and his colleagues, who interviewed us, the school staff and some parents.

In addition to a donating USD 8000 to finance FAID’s much-needed speech therapist & school operations, we financed and built for them a brand-new playground and a garden area with benches and plants: see the difference that two weeks – and your continued great generosity – made for these disadvantaged kids!

So, on behalf of Lebanon Trust and especially of the kids, a very big THANK YOU!!!!

A proper financial report for our donors will follow.

Before Lebanon Trust’s intervention:

2014_playground_01 .. and it was definitely not a welcoming place for FAID's children
2014_playground_02 The former garden had been abandoned and was completely overgrown ...

and after:

2016_new_area_04 2016_new_area_06