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Ecole du Saint Enfant Jésus - Besançon Baabdath
Notre école, École du Saint Enfant Jésus - Besançon Baabdath, est un établissement catholique, francophone, qui appartient à la Congrégation des Sœurs de la Charité de Sainte Jeanne-Antide Thouret (Besançon). Notre école est une ONG qui compte environ 700 élèves, encadrés par près de 70 enseignants et membres du personnel administratif. C’est un lieu qui offre un espace d’apprentissage dans un climat positif, et dont le but est de répandre le savoir, de développer le savoir-faire, et de cultiver le savoir – être, le tout dans le rayonnement de la charité et du Charisme de sa fondatrice. Dotée d’un historique riche et fécond, notre école est ancrée dans l’histoire de Baabdath et a su manifestement évoluer au fil des années. Depuis 1906 et jusqu’à nos jours, elle accueille les élèves, les « trésors » comme les appelle Ste Jeanne-Antide, de la maternelle jusqu’aux classes terminales. Filles et garçons sont formés aux valeurs humaines, spirituelles, sociales et religieuses. Ils suivent le programme libanais, bénéficient d’un enseignement trilingue à partir de la Petite Section, et tirent profit de l’enseignement des nouvelles technologies sans pour autant négliger le sport et les arts qu’ils pratiquent au quotidien. À l’école du Saint Enfant Jésus – Besançon Baabdath, nous veillons à garder un esprit évangélique marqué par la joie d’apprendre, de découvrir, et de développer la créativité et les activités pour que chaque élève puisse faire fructifier au mieux son potentiel et ses dons. Par-dessus tout, nos élèves appartiennent à une grande famille qui les aide à s’épanouir et surtout à vivre. Or, depuis octobre 2019, notre école, tout comme notre pays, vit au rythme des crises. Nous nous trouvons dans l’incapacité de pourvoir aux besoins croissants du fonctionnement de l’établissement, d’alléger le fardeau qui pèse sur les parents des élèves d’une part, et de continuer à respecter nos engagements vis-à-vis du personnel éducatif qui s’investit à merveille dans l’enseignement à distance d’autre part. En effet, dans cette situation inédite que traverse le Liban, 50% des parents de nos élèves deviennent chômeurs, ou mi- chômeurs avec un demi- traitement, et se trouvent dans l’impossibilité de verser la totalité de l’écolage. C’est pour ces raisons-ci que notre école se tourne vers les amis et les bienfaiteurs, pour solliciter leur solidarité de façon à poursuivre ensemble la mission d’éducation qui est celle de Besançon-Baabdath et que le flambeau de la connaissance, de la vie et de la foi continue à éclairer les yeux de nos élèves, de tous nos élèves sans exception. Une vidéo qui présente l’école avant le Covid-19 est disponible sur le lien suivant : https://youtu.be/O3I0_OFoP-I -------------------------------------------------------------------------- Our school, Saint Enfant Jésus - Besançon Baabdath, is a Catholic, French-speaking school, which belongs to the Congregation of the Sisters of Charity of Saint Jeanne-Antide Thouret (Besançon). It is an NGO that counts around 700 students, guided by 70 teachers and administrative staff approximately. The school is a place that offers a learning environment in a positive climate. It aims at spreading knowledge, developing the know-how and encouraging life skills under the influence of charity and the charisma of its founder. The rich and fruitful history of our school is deeply rooted in the history of Baabdath and it has visibly evolved through the years. Since 1906 to this day, it has welcomed students, « treasures » as St Jeanne Antide calls them, who fill the classes from Kindergarten to the senior classes. Boys and girls are acquainted with human, spiritual, social and religious values. They follow the Lebanese programme, benefit from a trilingual education since KG1, and take advantage of the instruction of the new technologies, not to mention all kinds of sports and arts they practice on a regular basis. At Saint Enfant Jésus - Besançon Baabdath, we remain vigilant in maintaining an evangelical spirit, characterised by the joy of learning, discovering, and developing creativity and activities, so each student can best grow and further his potential and his skills. Above all, our students belong to one big family that helps them flourish, and most of all, live. However, since 2019, our school, just like our country, has been living by the rhythm of the different crises. We find ourselves unable to provide for the growing needs that the running of the school requires, lighten the load on the parents’ shoulders on the one hand, and fulfil our commitments towards the teaching staff, who are doing wonders in distance learning, on the other hand. Actually, in this unprecedented situation that Lebanon is going through, 50% of our students’ parents have become unemployed or are just earning half pay, which makes it impossible for them to cover their children’s school fees. Those are the reasons that drive our school to seek the help of its friends and benefactors. We appeal to their solidarity, to pursue together the educational mission of Besançon- Baabdath, so the torch of knowledge, life and faith will always light the eyes of our students, all of our students without exception. A video presenting the school before Covid-19 is available at the following link: https://youtu.be/O3I0_OFoP-I

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Khayar: To empower Lebanese students
We aim to support Lebanese students, all around the world, during these devastating times. Khayar is a community-based platform that engages with students in a global network, bringing together bright minds for a brighter future. How did Khayar come about? In 2019 political instability, wide-spread corruption, and an orchestrated Ponzi scheme caused Lebanon’s fragile economy to collapse. Today between a plummeting Lira and unlawful capital controls set by banks, thousands of Lebanese students pursuing degrees around the globe and at home are at risk of having to terminate or forfeit their education. Even though Lebanon is a signatory to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Lebanon is far from any form of proper application with regard to Article 26; the universal right to education and human development. In a social culture where the youth find their education deeply intertwined with political clientelism, most parents and students say “Ma ma’ae Khayar tene” meaning “I have no other Choice”. Khayar was organized with the intent of empowering a generation growing up in Lebanon’s most devastating economic period and liberating their right to education from the shackles of political influence . Khayar, a choice, is what each and every student needs right now. Ambitious dreams, proper education, and the achievement of one's highest ambitions are only found once the required assets are in place to ensure that equal opportunity is available to all citizens of the state. “When you educate one person, you can change a life; when you educate many, you can change the world” Please visit the Khayar website for more information: https://khayar.me/

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Empower Lebanon's Children & Youth
Hello dear reader, As we're all aware by now, Lebanon is overwhelmed with problems and corruption on top of the pandemic. The only way to inspire positive social change and raise back again is through educating and empowering the Lebanese children and youth. Yet, the education system has always been in great need of upgrades and the sudden online learning shift has made matters worse. Lebanese parents are not able to afford quality education for their children who are left confused and frustrated with extremely low hopes for the future along with severe socio-emotional wellbeing levels. Scorehub is an innovative social and emotional learning and capacity-building hub focusing on education and entrepreneurship matrix. We serve students, educators, parents, schools, NGOs, and forward-thinking business leaders across MENA with a wide range of programs, resources and empowerment. • We create future change champions through our Very own academic reinforcement and not an ‘afterschool’ concept: (high-dosage tutoring (HDT)) with over 50 subscribed, happy, and empowered learners from across the Middle East who we not only help ACE in academics but develop character, skills, confidence, and independence to SUCCEED IN LIFE too! Check out our latest Role-play video on Instagram! • We are known for our innovation and holistic approach and treatment to education, our edupreneurship and eduployment programs help individuals realize their full potentials with (psycho-social support), capacity building (social entrepreneurship and career path), home family coaching, and (languages center) among other incredibly innovative and powerful technologically integrated programs and activities. See what our interCHAMPs talk about us! • We are launching a groundbreaking online school concept across MENA in partnership with Finnish Schools International; the most creative, personalized, and real-life world education as featured on world-famous, Forbes Magazine, based on a global Finnish curriculum inspired by Finland’s renowned #1 education system in the world by Spring 2021. Watch this video created by the students and teachers of the Finnish International School of Kosovo! • We reiterate our commitment towards advancing the progress in the 2030 agenda of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and we spare no opportunity #infavor of supporting initiatives toward advancing the stand of Lebanon vise vise sustainable and economic development! It breaks our hearts and burdens our souls every time we get in touch with Lebanese parents or children who are not being able to receive education of high quality and to be able to pursue their potentials in life; and ultimately, grow up into confident, self-aware, independent, and empowered change champions. We believe it's our responsibility to make a positive impact and allow as many Lebanese children as possible to receive the personalized academic, interpersonal, social, emotional, psychological, cognitive, and intellectual support they need. We wish to enroll more Lebanese children and youth in our innovative eduployment and edupreneurial programs to allow them adopt the entrepreneur and business mindset and advocate for social entrepreneurship; developing problem-solving and leadership skills to lead their Lebanese peers into prosperity. More importantly, the Lebanese children and youth now more than ever are in great need for someone who gets them and helps them be more aware of the situation we're all going through so that they'd be able to rise above anything they might encounter throughout their lives. We also like to keep learning fun, fun, and proactive. Let's do this! For that dear reader, any amount no matter how small or big it may be to donate for our cause. It surely will make a difference in our children and youth's lives. We will be sharing the progress and stories of inspiration and hope as we move further in this journey. Thank you for your support. Please share this donation page with your contacts. Stay safe. With lots of passion, love, and purpose, Scorehub team

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Sponsor a Family in need with Bassma
Bassma is a Lebanese non-profit association for social development, founded in 2002 (178A/D), which aims to empower deprived families and help them become self-sufficient. Families are recruited based on their needs, without any political or religious discrimination. The association works closely with the families in need, puts in place a Personalized Reintegration Plan for each family, and follows-up thoroughly on the development of each Plan. The family Reintegration Plan covers basic needs (e.g., food, clothing), education support (e.g., tutoring, a Night School Program), medical and mental health assistance (e.g., hospitalization, psychological counseling), and housing assistance (e.g., rental fees support, home renovations). BASSMA has supported 400,000 persons over the last 18 years, and has received several awards for its good governance and transparency. Bassma supports destitute families in need all over Lebanon, through the following services: - Serving daily hot meals in the Smile Resto which opens 7 days a week (4,500 hot meals per month) - Distributing weekly hot meals to sick and elderly people in their homes (500 hot meals per month) - Distributing monthly packs of food and hygiene products (1,000 packs per month) - Supporting the education of children in need through assistance in the school tuition and supplies (to 600 children per year) - Operating a Night School (to 100 children per year) - Renovating, restoring, and furnishing houses (300 houses per year, since 2008) - Organizing family activities including educational, sporting, musical and recreational outings - Helping parents seek employment through a platform that connects job seekers with potential employers - Ensuring the payment of medical and dental expenses when needed - Offering psychological counseling More information about Bassma can be found on the website: www.bassma.org

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Beit El Baraka
Beit el Baraka is a Lebanon based charity with a support program that assists decent Lebanese families living in strong financial distress. We are trying to restrain the fall into poverty of a disappearing middle class. Our Mission is to ensure dignity to hard working Lebanese citizens by assisting them in their struggle with the increasing cost of living. In a spirit of respect and support, we give them access to food, decent livelihood, medical services and education. Our Vision is a Lebanon where families can live a secure, valued and respectable life with access to social security, education and retirement pensions for all. Due to the lack of measures and lack of government support addressing this alarming situation, we felt the dire need to step in, and protect the lebanese family, all the while empowering youth, and women. To date, our database of beneficiaries comprises 226,000 people in need A glance at our 4 services: 1. Decent housing: We refurbish the homes of our beneficiaries in order to provide decent living standards. We also settle unpaid bills (rent, electricity and water) for families of retirees. Our impact: We are rehabilitating 3,011 homes and 320 small businesses devastated by the explosion. Our level our intervention covers the complete rehabilitation of structurally damaged homes and is done in very close collaboration with the Lebanese Army and the United Nations. 2. Medical support: Our medical support program fully covers treatment and medicine needs for our members. Our impact: We have 682 patients being treated for cancer, dialysis, diabetes, arthritis, glaucoma, osteoporosis, cataract, macular degeneration, and cardiovascular diseases; we also cover dental, hearing aids and prosthesis surgeries. 3. A free supermarket: In February 2019, we opened an elegant free supermarket based on a system of points which makes our members feel they are "shopping", not seeking charity. Giving someone the freedom of choice means giving them dignity. Our impact: We put food on the table of 226,000 people in need from all over Lebanon. And we have been vetted by international FMCG corporations such as P&G, Unilever, Nestlé, Henkel, Pepsi, Danone... And in order to sustain our food aid program, we decided to launch our agrofarming project. The sequential governments that impoverished Lebanon had no vision of a sustainable productive nation. Lebanon imports 80% of its food, and produces less than 10% of its needs in grains. And with no access to foreign currency, the risk of food shortage is now very high. Therefore, we have invested in agriculture and we are growing grains, vegetables and fruits. We also built a farm of sheep, cows and chickens, and 100 beehives for organic honey. Our impact: We are able to launch our own line of food products, create jobs that empower women in rural areas, cater to thousands of beneficiaries, and offer them healthy fresh produce. By offering fresh organic produce, our beneficiaries's health improves and consequently, our medical fees are reduced. In all our food bags and food boxes distributed all across Lebanon, we insert leaflets on which is written in arabic: "Nutrition is a human right, and should never be used as a tool to yield votes". 4. Education We want to instill hope in children so they know it is possible to achieve what and who they aspire to become. We are paying tuitions, buying laptops and installing internet in students' homes. Our impact: supporting 3,095 families to allow their children to continue their education. We have set up a micro loans program to assist the most talented graduates in launching their own start ups in Lebanon, and thus create jobs. We've also set up a psychological support unit for adults and children by partnering with specialised Swiss therapists. Some affected people are particularly unable to cope with the scope of the tragedy and can easily develop PTSD and bad coping mechanisms. We cover the entire lebanese territory: 42% Greater Beirut, 28% South Lebanon, 30% North Lebanon. Our major achievement remains our ability to keep our overheads at 2% of the total budget, proving how keen we are on optimizing every donation. We are regularly audited and our numbers are published on our website. Beit el Baraka is a Lebanon based charity registered in Beirut by decree number 2277 and a 501(c)3 status- Beit el Baraka USA, handled by the global law firm Morgan Lewis.

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