LEBANON

Type of mission

22 July – 8 August 2016 (18 days)

Where

Bhamdoun

Partner organization

Healers United Abroad

Beneficiaries

40 female refugees (14 to 21 years old)

Background

The overall purpose of Healers United Abroad is to deliver education and training workshops, seminars, and classes to promote excellence in clinical care. In light of the Syrian crisis, Healers United Abroad is seeking to provide meaningful support through the art making to female Syrian refugees housed in Bhamdoun.

The goals of the mission came in the following:

  1. Empowerment for young women
  2. Offer a safe space for self-exploration and creativity
  3. Help young women to understand that what is happening is not their fault
  4. Emotional regulation and reframing their experiences in order to reintegrate society
  5. From a neuroscience perspective, sensory and expressive process will help in their emotional stabilization

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Type of mission

July – August 2016 (13 days)

Where

Aley

Partner organization

Art4lives

Art Therapist

Lara Kalaf

Beneficiaries

14 war-affected children and refugees (12-14 years old)

Donor

Background

Children in refugee camps on the border of Syria

Type of Mission

17 – 18 December 2015

Where

Bekka Valley and Beruit

Partner organization

Kayany Schools (Al Nahrieh), now under the in-charge of Jesuit Refugee Services (JRS).

Art Therapists

Mona Chebaro, Dania Darwazeh and Myra Saad

Beneficiaries : 

Syrian refugees student, children and families

200 children (5-13 years old)

10 caregivers

23 families

Donor

Background

The goal of the program was to provide children and parents with a means for emotional expression. As well as opportunities to increase their understanding of past experiences, make sense of a challenging present, and build a community by offering personal support in group art therapy settings.

To help them reach that goal, 7 art therapists, one dance/music therapists, and 3 volunteers offered Syrian families a safe place to express thoughts and emotions. They wanted them to work on developing self esteem and positive self regard, reduce stress and anxiety, and develop social and community cohesion in a creative, playful way while promoting sustainability through modeling interventions for teachers – a train-the-trainer model.

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Number of missions: 3

Global impact in Lebanon:  214 children, 40 female refugees 10 caregivers, 23 families

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