The Dreamers - Sawa's Education Program
from Wednesday, March 14, 2018 13:00 to Monday, December 31, 2018 23:55
We believe in choices, and we choose to be responsible for our future.The actions we take today, will determine the outcome of tomorrow! We at Sawa for Development and Aid, work to provide education for around 700 refugee children, across 3 centers, in Lebanon. Through educators and facilitators from within the refugee community, we provide a holistic approach to education for children, youth, and adults, through the sharing of skills to provide basic literacy and alternative ways of education and education support, as well as to facilitate access to formal education. The children of today are the leaders of tomorrow, investing in them to provide quality education that will benefit them later on in their journey to realizing their own dreams. To put words into action, on March 19 Naoum Sayegh will be kicking off the campaign by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest peak in Africa, standing at 5895 meters. The challenge will take around 10 days to complete.
Sawa for Development and Aid initially founded in December 2011 as a spontaneous response to the arrival of the first 40 Syrian families displaced from Syria into the North of Lebanon.
This initiative then grew to include both local and international activists who worked together (Sawa in Arabic), united by their belief in Syrians’ right to live in dignity and freedom, and to be active individuals in their communities, and wherever they are. In order to better support Syrians, from those internally displaced within Syria to Syrian refugees in neighboring countries, Sawa’s activists focused on sharing their knowledge and exchanging their experiences.
At Sawa we see ourselves as part and parcel of society as a whole. We are on a continuous learning journey based on a participatory relationship at all levels with the communities that we work with, whether host or displaced, as well as with local and international partners.
We believe that humanitarian, development, and community-based work must always strive to promote social justice. To that end, Sawa aims to work with individuals and communities through holistic interventions towards a society based on democracy, pluralism, and values of citizenship and human rights.