LSESD (Lebanese Society for Educational and Social Development)

Where are they?: 

Beirut

What do they do?: 

LSESD seeks to serve the church in Lebanon and the Arab World through spiritual, educational and social development.

Who benefits?: 

The church and vulnerable communities throughout Lebanon and the wider region.

Activities: 

Health and education services for vulnerable groups: The Tahaddi community centre in southern Beirut offers help and hope to underserved and impoverished communities in the area, including many refugees and the Lebanese Dom community. The two centres, housed a short walk apart, include a community health centre to welcome families, and a learning centre to offer education to unschooled children.

Income and savings scheme for Syrian refugees: This project aims to build the financial resilience and coping capacities of vulnerable refugee and Lebanese families who are faced with growing debts as a result of the protracted crisis. Through the formation of community savings groups, households will receive training in financial management and be supported to save small amounts on a monthly basis.

Smart Kids with Individual Learning Differences (SKILD): a centre for children and teenagers with special education needs.

Winterisation project among Syrian refugees: Meeting urgent needs of those who are in temporary accommodation and with no source of income.