Stories

Bisan Salim, 10 years old, is a beautiful girl from Gaza. She had hearing problems in both ears. Her mother said, “It was a shock for us when we realized our daughter’s problem. We discovered that three years after Bisan’s birth. She couldn’t speak at all.”

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Several libraries in Palestine and Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon are becoming beacons for local community empowerment. These libraries are beneficiaries of the Libraries for Change project funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
 
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There are few things in the world as uplifting and as heartwarming as watching children break out of their shells, to become the

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Jumana is a young girl in Gaza who, despite the challenges and hardships she’s been through, is full of hope, love and curiosity.

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Being member of a big family, five members, in Burj Al Barajne, with her father as the only source of income, in 2010, Rana took the SAT out of her own initiative, studying for it, and passing with scores enabling her to get accepted into AUB.

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This project aimed to improve the living conditions of the most marginalised families and their children in Jal El Baher gathering in south Lebanon through small grants.

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The idea of the project is based on meeting the needs of those children and families who are undergoing difficult conditions. The preschool of Emelson Women Society works with 140 children aged between newly-born to six years.

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In a first of its kind performance, 123 Palestinian refugee children from Jerusalem, Gaza, West Bank, Jordan, Lebanon and Syria sang together as part of one choir.

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Through the Welfare Association’s support of the Amari Camp Women’s project’s training on sewing and embroidery, more than 40 women’s incomes have improved. The women can now work from home and generate an average of 150-200 USD a month.

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A year from its closure, members of marginalized farms from the West Bank still work at the small projects they started through support from Hassad.

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