Following the Non-Formal Education matrix designed by the Lebanese Ministry of Education and the education sector partners (UN Agencies, NGO, and experts), Amel implements retention activities that aim to help the most vulnerable children between 7 and 14 years old to access, retain and succeed in the formal education system. These children are the most at risk of drop-outs and school failures. Activities also aim at restoring children’s self-confidence, arouse their creativity and foster their ability and will to learn. This programme is implemented in Amel centers located in Ain el Remanneh and Haret Hreik, where more than 300 children are enrolled. Three to four times per week, children benefit from homework support, thematic remedial sessions, reading support, but also recreational activities (drawing, theatre, sport, etc.) and psychosocial activities. The latter, led by professional social workers and psychologists, consist in case identifications (in-class observations, focus groups), case management (individual or collective consultations, home visits, PSS activities) or case referrals (to Amel Health or Child Protection programmes, other NGOs or partners) for the children in need of support.
Finally, in addition to daily activities, community events aiming at strengthening ties with families and to encourage social cohesion are regularly organized for the members of the community, as well as awareness raising sessions on various themes (violence, group behavior, hygiene, self-esteem, etc.).
In Ain el Remanneh center, the project is supported by Kinder not Hilfe. In Haret Hreik, the project is supported by donations thanks to our partnership with Fondation du Protestantisme. An online donation campaign was launched in 2018 to support the activities: http://bit.ly/AmelEnsemble
Fédération Protestante de France
Kinder Not Hilfe