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“Her appetite for food increased, she started to eat more and started to drink milk something she refused to do before. She has also become less shy, she used to cry if someone bothered her but now she tells me right away" says the mother of the 7-year-old Maya, Peace Education Program.

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“When I worked on my self- portrait, I felt that all the bad things inside me went out. I wish that the sessions never ended.” 

Hayat, 32 years old mother, Protection Program/Expressive Art Therapy Project.

"When I come to Basmeh and Zeitooneh, I forget about my worries"

- Fatima, 14 years old, from the Non-Formal Education program.

Basmeh & Zeitooneh

Basmeh and Zeitooneh BY THE NUMBERS

6Centers established
across Lebanon
15 Programs running
in Lebanon
250 employees & volunteers
working with us
25,347 People served
through our programs in 2017

With your support, we have been able to set up and deliver over 15 different programs

Our journey began in 2012, when five volunteers started working to serve Syrian refugees residing in Shatila camp in Beirut. The main goal of these visits was to assess the needs and to fill the gaps left by other aid agencies. This effort has since developed into the establishment of an NGO that runs six community centers in Lebanon and two in Turkey.

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