Working With Children in Lebanon

Lebanon currently hosts more than one million Syrians who have fled their homes, half of whom are children. World Vision’s Syria Crisis Response has reached approximately 1.1 million people, including more than 374,000 in Lebanon who are assisted with food, cash, access to improved water and sanitation and child protection services.

Shortages of food and medicine, coupled with little or no family income, force young Syrian girls into early marriage and cause other children to beg in the streets. Native-born children in Lebanon are also vulnerable to the effects of poverty including violence, dropping out of school, and abuse. World Vision promotes child rights while improving job opportunities for parents so they can better meet the needs of their children.

Your impact in Lebanon

Together, we’re making real change in the lives of children, families and communities. Just some of what was achieved with Canadian support in the past year:

Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared-for by their families and participating in their communities as agents of transformation. 

  • We trained teachers in life skills courses on topics of character development, drug abuse, bullying prevention and positive communication across ethnic and religious barriers.
  • 13,014 people learned about child rights and protection issues, helping ensure children's safety and participation
  • 109 young people are leading or attending child parliaments to advocate for their rights and influence local decisions
  • 160 people learned how to work with local authorities and influence decisions to improve services and child well-being

Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease and have access to essential health services.

  • We partnered with local organizations and teachers to educate children and adolescents with age-appropriate material on reproductive health and substance abuse, helping them to make well-informed decisions.
  • 441 children and adults learned about the importance of water safety, proper sanitation and hygiene to stay healthy
  • 6,114 children affected by disaster or displacement were protected and cared for at child friendly spaces

Children learn and develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future and families support children's education.

  • We expanded learning opportunities for youth by providing computer and English language classes, and training teachers in career counseling.
  • 6,314 children and youth were trained in essential life skills such as critical thinking, self-esteem and communication
  • 7,319 children in Lebanon received the resources they need to learn including school fees, supplies, books and uniforms
  • 61 teachers and volunteers learned child-friendly teaching methods to improve the quality of education for children in Lebanon

Adults and youth acquire knowledge and skills, and gain access to resources, to help them increase their family income.

  • 4,209 people received daily essentials like shelter, cooking sets and hygiene kits, protecting families during emergencies
  • 371 people impacted by disaster or displacement received counselling to help them cope with trauma and stress

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