Campaign successfully funded on: 24 May,2015
Short Summary: Najda Now International (NNI) is a Syrian NGO, established in 2012 in response to the Syria crisis, with the aim of providing humanitarian aid and assistance to the millions of affected individuals. The Lebanese branch of NNI is committed to alleviating the suffering of Syrian refugees throughout Lebanon, in order that they can improve their lives whilst maintaining their dignity.
There are currently around 410,000 Syrian refugees in the Beka’a region of Lebanon, of which about 50% are children. UNICEF estimates that 70% of these children do not have access to education.
NNI believes that EVERY child has the right to a proper education, and as part of this commitment, NNI has established a school in the Dal-Amieh region of the Bekaa valley. This school has the capacity to accommodate around 500 disadvantaged Syrian children every year, aged between five and 12 years old.
The construction of the school is close to completion, and is expected to open in the coming months.
NNI is in need of $18,200 (around 10% of the total project budget), with which to purchase books, desks, and other necessary school equipment.
The primary financiers of the project who cover the remaining 90 % are:
What we need & What you get: NNI is requesting $18,200 (around 10% of the total project budget), with which to purchase books, desks, and other necessary school equipment including:
-Whiteboards for every classroom
-Books and exercise books
-School bags for every student
-Tables and chairs for teachers
The school will embrace the Lebanese curriculum, teaching Arabic, English, mathematics and science, as well as providing valuable lessons in computer literacy. A psychosocial counsellor will also work at the school in order to limit dropout rates, communicate with parents about the progress of children, and identify cases of children who should be referred to further psychological attention.
The Impact: The children who benefit from the NNI school will be drawn primarily from the informal tented settlements surrounding the school building. Due to the remote location of many of these ITS, most of the children have not attended school since arriving in Lebanon, and many have never received an education of any kind.
Furthermore, recent and restrictive new measures put in place by the Lebanese Ministry for Education have further limited the educational opportunities available to these highly disadvantaged children.
UNICEF warns that the Syrian child refugee population risks becoming a ‘lost generation’, due to lack of facilities for education and psychosocial development. For many of the children attending the NNI school, this will be their first experience of a proper education, as well as allowing them the opportunity to play and interact with other children of their own age in a valuable child friendly space.
The deeper impact of our work:
In building this school we are targeting the entire local community as well as the kids, so the school building will also function as a community center, with services provided to adults in addition to the children. Particularly useful for adults will be the fully stocked library (in English and Arabic) that will contain various kinds of books, available all times to encourage reading and learning. Furthermore, the fact that the school building is the largest building in the nearby area, means it can act as a center from which to launch a variety of activities such as theatrical and cinematic days. Activities such as these are vital for community cohesion and a sense of 'togetherness', and provide adults and children alike with a much needed break from the monotony of everyday life. The school is also centrally located between a number of camps, which means it can act as a 'hub' for other partner NGOs to provide services to the community, such as women's empowerment programs, personal hygiene awareness initiatives, health programs, and education programs. Our large network of partner NGOs will be able to coordinate with us in order to make the best use of the fantastic school building, including after-school activities.
Importantly, this is not the first project that NNI has implemented for the benefit of Syrian refugee children. NNI also runs a highly successful psychosocial support centre in Shatila refugee camp in Beirut, which has been running since 2012, and has benefitted hundred of Syrian and Palestinian children residing inside the camp.
Other ways you can help: If you feel passionately about the need for educational provisions for Syrian refugee children, but are unable to contribute financially, NNI would hugely appreciate your action in other ways. You can volunteer to teach with us as at the Beka’a school or the Shatila centre; you can spread the word to friends and family about this valuable project, and the lack of funding provisions from other avenues; or you can make an in-kind donation of books, school equipment or otherwise. If you would like to be involved with the work of NNI please feel free to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
These kids need us, and every little helps.
وصلنا ل78% من قيمة المبلغ المطلوب لفتح مدرسة الدلهمية، باقي 18 يوم لجمع كامل المبلغ مع العلم انه بحال لم يتم جمع كامل المبلغ يعني فشل حملة التبرعات وعدم حصولنا على أي شيء.
يمكنك المساعدة من خلال التبرع نشر الحملة على صفحتك وإخبار معارفك عنها.
with your help we reach 78% and we still have 18 day to reach our goal, but it we didn't reach it we will have nothing (its all or nothing) please help us to reach our goal and open the school, you can help by donating share the link and spread the word about us.
we sure with your support we can do it .
with your help we reach 90% and we still have 13 day to reach our goal, but it we didn't reach it we will have nothing (its all or nothing) please help us to reach our goal and open the school, you can help by donating share the link and spread the word about us.
we sure with your support we can do it .
now we reach our goal all the extra donation will be used for literacy courses for adult .
The Syrian Humanitarian Relief and Development Institute Najda-Now was established to support the displaced Syrian society in this overwhelming crisis. The crisis is all encompassing, and includes massive threats to development, health, education and civil society. Najda Now International works…Full biography