Profoundly touched by the harsh living conditions in the refugee camps in Lebanon, the Pastor Pierre Lacoste and his wife, Christine Lacoste, decided to initiate a project in collaboration with Amel Association International in favor of the Syrian refugee children.
30 children in Bourj el Barajneh and Hay ElSellom were sponsored by French families in 2015, benefitting from psychosocial support and medication in particular.
At the beginning of 2016 activities were implemented also in Amel’s HaretHreik Center. Moreover, with 130 more children recently added as beneficiaries, the project has been expanded to include both medical and educational support.
In order to guarantee the durability and a participatory approach, more than 50 benefitting families have contributed with a small amount to the funding of the project.
Whereas the medical support consists in offering psychosocial services and medication, the educational activities focus on school drop-outs and offer a comprehensive panel of awareness sessions, individual counseling and community events with specialized staff, social workers and psychologists.