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Basmeh & Zeitooneh Fundraiser

$272 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 4 people in 3 months
http://www.basmeh-zeitooneh.org/
English version


The principle of humanity is about how to preserve and maintain life and dignity of population affected by armed conflict. I am encouraging you to read this message entirely from a human perspective, without any geopolitical, religious, economic context or other, think human to human.
"Basmeh & Zeitooneh" ("smile and olive") is a non-governmental organisation, since its foundation in 2012, it has helped 100,000 people living between 7 camps in Lebanon and 2 in Turkey. to help  Syrian refugees.
It has been seven years since 5 million Syrians have been forced to live far from their loved ones, their homes and everything they care about.
Without electricity, without water, without ventilation, they thank God every day to exist and be part of this world.
The living conditions on the camps are shocking and very difficult.
For having seen it, I cannot remain silent. We do not have sufficient funds to support the costs of the necessary needs for their survival and well-being. If you want to help them, a little something is worth all the gold in the world for them.


Non-Formal Education Program

More than 50 % of all Syrian refugees are children and more than 50% of those are without education, according to UNHCR. Imagine spending five years of your childhood living in such nightmare. Watching your loved ones, family, home and school being apart by conflicts. School is the one thing that can bring the stability and security children so desperately needed in such times of conflict.

Basmeh and Zeitooneh has established Learning Centers for Syrian students aged between six and fifteen years old. It was specifically designated for those students whose education was disrupted by the conflict, and who are not able to be enroll in Lebanese public schools. Our Learning Center provides these children access to the Lebanese educational curriculum, teaching English, French, Arabic, Science and Mathematics, with a particular focus on language learning, in order to enable students to readily adapt to Lebanese public schools.
The education program runs alongside the organization’s Peace Education Program in Shatila, which provides recreational and creative activities to improve the children psychological well-being. 
The Learning Center has served over 700 students in the past year and is the only educational program of its scale available for Syrian children in Shatila refugee camp.

Peace Education Program

Many of Syrian refugee children in Lebanon and Turkey are living in extreme conditions and have little access to treatment for the trauma they experience during war and displacement.  As a matter of fact, their psychological state has been worsened by the social and educational exclusion they have been through. Our Peace Education program was launched in response to this situation, and it seeks to provide recreational and creative activities to refugee children.
The sessions help the children to express themselves creatively, release stress, and enhance their cooperation with their peers, aiming to increase their resilience. These sessions are also based on particular themes, including: self-expression and self-confidence, personal identity, personal boundaries, social identities, communication and dialogue, conflict, the rights of the child, and gender equality. The curriculum was designed by Basmeh & Zeitooneh and is based on a wealth of on-the-ground experience in this area.


The funds will be dedicated to those programs especially for furniture, books, social workers, psychologists, teachers and the rent of facilities. All the while, we aspire to live up to our name by bringing smiles and peace to those we serve. In Arabic “basmeh” means smile and “zeitonneh” means olive: symbol of peace and nourishment.

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French version

Le principe d'humanité est de savoir comment préserver et maintenir la vie et dignité de la population touchée par un conflit armé. Je vous demande de lire la fin de ce texte d’un regard solidaire ou ne serait-ce qu’humain, outre le contexte géopolitique, religieux, économique etc. Pensez d’humain à humain.
« Basmeh & Zeitooneh » (« sourire et olive ») est un organisme non gouvernemental crée en 2012 pour venir en aide aux réfugiés syriens. Cela fait maintenant 7 ans que 5 million de syriens sont forcés de vivre loin de leurs proches, de leur maison et de tout ce qui leur tient à cœur.
Basmeh & Zeitooneh est venu en aide à 100,000 personnes qui vivent entre 7 camps au Liban et 2 en Turquie. Sans électricité, sans eau, sans ventilation, ils ne demandent qu'à vivre  et faire partis de ce monde. Les conditions de vie sur les camps sont choquantes et très difficiles.
Pour l’avoir vu, je ne peux me permettre de rester muette. Nous n’avons pas assez de moyens pour supporter les coûts des besoins nécessaires à leur survie et leur bien-être.
Pour leur venir en aide, un petit quelque chose vaut tout l’or du monde pour eux.


Selon l'UNHCR, plus de 50% de tous les réfugiés syriens sont des enfants et plus de 50% d'entre eux sont sans éducation. Imaginez-vous passer cinq ans de votre enfance à vivre dans ce cauchemar. Voir vos amis, votre famille, votre maison et votre école déchirés par les conflits. L'école est la seule chose qui peut apporter la stabilité et la sécurité; ce dont les enfants ont désespérément besoin en période de conflit.

Programme Educatif et Soutien Psychologique 

Cette page est destinée à récolter des fonds monétaires qui iront directement dans le programme éducatif ainsi que le soutien psychologique des enfants.
L’argent récolté sera principalement dédié à l’ameublement de l’école, les livres et fournitures scolaires, l’emploi de professeurs et psychologues ainsi que le loyer de l’établissement lui-même.
Basmeh & Zeitooneh a réussi à créer deux écoles sur le camp de Shatila (Beyrouth) et de Bar Elias (Vallée de la Bekaa) destinées aux enfants syriens âgés de 6 à 15 ans, n’ayant pas accès aux écoles publiques libanaises.
Ce programme scolaire est le même que le système éducatif libanais : ils apprennent l’anglais, le français, l’arabe, les sciences et mathématiques. Etablit sur le camp de Shatila, cette école  a permis de scolariser 700 étudiants bénéficiant du système éducatif libanais.
Par ailleurs, Basmeh & Zeitooneh offre, grâce au programme “Peace Education”, un soutien moral et psychologique élémentaire pour ces enfants ayant vécu des traumatismes durant la guerre en Syrie.
Comment ?
Par le biais de sessions encadrées et groupées, basées sur différents thèmes : s’exprimer librement, confiance en soi, communication & dialogue, conflits, droits des enfants, égalité entre homme et femme, identité sociale…
Ces sessions ont lieu dans les centres communautaires aménagé avec théâtre, peinture, et créativité, ce qui aide les enfants sur l’aspect psychologique et émotionnel.
 
En arabe “basmeh” signifie sourire, et “zeitooneh” signifie olivier ; un symbole de paix et de réconciliation.
Grâce à votre soutien nous espérons honorer le nom de Basmeh & Zeitooneh en apportant paix et sourire à ceux qui en ont besoin.


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Raised by 4 people in 3 months
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Smile & Olive Foundation
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