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Support Al Naqab a self-organized, self-funded, grassroots community center in Burj al Barajneh
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Campaign successfully funded on: 30 Apr,2016

This project has been successfully funded with $13,135 (102%)

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Who we are

In early 2013, a group of independent Palestinian and Lebanese youth in Beirut came together to address the urgent needs affecting our communities: as the war in Syria continued and the living conditions continued to deteriorate, thousands of families (Syrian and Palestinian) were displaced from their homes and sought refuge in the camps of Lebanon.

Our group visited the homes of newly arrived displaced families in the Shatila and Burj al Barajneh camps. Most displaced families live in homes or shelters with limited living space and few resources. During the visits, many people expressed interest in schooling, computer and internet access, kitchen use, and other activities. Moreover, many families reported that their children were not attending schools. Responding to these needs, we established Al Naqab Center for Youth Activities. 

Al-Naqab is striving to maintain our financial independence. We are determined to continue to organize as a community center that relies on the voluntary participation from our community. The support of our community is something that allows us to sustain ourselves without relying on short-term funding from international organizations. We started this project in response to the needs of our community and we are determined to continue with the support of our community. We urge you to consider making a financial contribution to support our work and allow us to continue to grow. 


Know how your money will be spent:

Our long standing education program, which started in August 2013, teaches children living in the camp (who are unable to register in Lebanese schools) basic English, Arabic and Arithmetic classes.

The Education Program (including Center Administrator, teachers, stationary, and materials) running costs are $14 per child per month.

It costs $30 per child to provide text and work books for all three subjects.

A photocopy machine, which will facilitate the education program, costs $2,400.

Our football program, which started in March 2015, has a team of coaches who are guiding the children to develop athletic skills and will eventually form a Palestinian football team.

The football program (including field rental, head coach fees, and snacks) costs $15 per child per month.

It will cost $22 per child to provide the players with uniforms and proper shoes for playing football.

There is $200 of equipment still required for the football practices (flags, cones, small goals, and rings).

Every year during Ramadan we host iftars inviting the children from our programs as well as volunteers of the center to participate in the communal act of breaking the fast. Each iftar (including a full meal) costs $200.

As part of our mission to enhance the capacities of our youth we plan to hold Photoshop, photography, video making, and creative writing workshops. Each workshop (including equipment, facilitation, and exhibition) will cost approximately $475


Milestones:

$5,000: Will allow us to fund the education program for 6 months.

$6,800: Will allow us to fund the education program for 6 months and also provide textbooks for all students in all subjects.

$10,500: Will allow us also to fund the football program for 6 months, buy the necessary equipment, and provide uniforms and shoes to all players.

$12,900: Will allow us to also purchase the photocopy machine for the center.

$16,000: Will allow us to also host 6 iftars during the upcoming month of Ramadan and carry out the creative workshops for the center’s youth.






Nidal Fakhouri
29 Apr,2016
$50

Vicki Gilbert
28 Apr,2016
$15

Anonymous
21 Apr,2016
$700

Zeyad El Omari
19 Apr,2016
$20

Anonymous
16 Apr,2016
$50

Anonymous
14 Apr,2016
$1,000

Anonymous
14 Apr,2016
$50

Dina Mahmood
12 Apr,2016
$50

erin clowes
12 Apr,2016
$20

Anonymous
11 Apr,2016
$550

Anonymous
11 Apr,2016
$50

Anonymous
10 Apr,2016
$36

Nader Hashemi
10 Apr,2016
$100

Walid Afifi
10 Apr,2016
$50

Anonymous
10 Apr,2016
$50

Anonymous
10 Apr,2016
$20

Anonymous
09 Apr,2016
$20

Kerim Kivrak
09 Apr,2016
$20

Anonymous
09 Apr,2016
$10

Anonymous
09 Apr,2016
$2

Yahya Hafez
09 Apr,2016
$60

Jacqueline Husary
08 Apr,2016
$20

Anonymous
08 Apr,2016
$200

Anonymous
08 Apr,2016
$25

Zac Barghouti
08 Apr,2016
$5

jenien b.
07 Apr,2016
$250

Anonymous
07 Apr,2016
$100

Hakam Kharraz
07 Apr,2016
$20

Leila Younes
07 Apr,2016
$50

Sharif
07 Apr,2016
$250

Anonymous
07 Apr,2016
$20

Anonymous
07 Apr,2016
$60

Anonymous
07 Apr,2016
$40

Loubna Qutami
07 Apr,2016
$50

Tareq
06 Apr,2016
$60

Anonymous
06 Apr,2016
$3,000

Anonymous
06 Apr,2016
$100

Anonymous
06 Apr,2016
$20

Anonymous
03 Apr,2016
$10

Anonymous
03 Apr,2016
$10

Layla K. Feghali
31 Mar,2016
$22

Juliano Moro
28 Mar,2016
$20

Michael Bergmeijer
26 Mar,2016
$250

Anonymous
25 Mar,2016
$100

Black4Palestine
25 Mar,2016
$250

Anonymous
25 Mar,2016
$100

Sana Kassem
24 Mar,2016
$50

Anonymous
24 Mar,2016
$50

Anonymous
23 Mar,2016
$50

Thomas R.
22 Mar,2016
$50

Anonymous
22 Mar,2016
$30

Anonymous
22 Mar,2016
$1,600

Linda Calderon
22 Mar,2016
$30

Patrick Hanna
21 Mar,2016
$100

Marie Sharkey
21 Mar,2016
$20

Sana Kassem
20 Mar,2016
$20

Nadia Amad
20 Mar,2016
$20

Anonymous
19 Mar,2016
$5

Anonymous
19 Mar,2016
$350

Anonymous
19 Mar,2016
$50

Anonymous
19 Mar,2016
$35

Anonymous
18 Mar,2016
$50

Anonymous
18 Mar,2016
$10

Anonymous
18 Mar,2016
$100

Anonymous
18 Mar,2016
$100

Anonymous
18 Mar,2016
$20

Jason Dorio
18 Mar,2016
$100

Anonymous
18 Mar,2016
$50

Emily Johanson
18 Mar,2016
$30

Anonymous
18 Mar,2016
$250

Ole Denstad
18 Mar,2016
$100

Anonymous
18 Mar,2016
$10

Anonymous
17 Mar,2016
$20

Sana Kassem
17 Mar,2016
$145

Razan AlSalah
17 Mar,2016
$50

Rania Masri
17 Mar,2016
$150

Anonymous
17 Mar,2016
$10

Calvin Kilby
17 Mar,2016
$50

Anonymous
17 Mar,2016
$20

Anonymous
17 Mar,2016
$45

Anonymous
17 Mar,2016
$50

Hakan atalay
16 Mar,2016
$100

Anonymous
16 Mar,2016
$10

Anonymous
16 Mar,2016
$10

Anonymous
16 Mar,2016
$10

Kareem A Elzein
16 Mar,2016
$250

Anonymous
16 Mar,2016
$20

Anonymous
16 Mar,2016
$50

Zaynah
16 Mar,2016
$100

Susann and Nate
16 Mar,2016
$60

Bevelyn Ukah
16 Mar,2016
$50

Samy El
16 Mar,2016
$10

Nadia Elena
16 Mar,2016
$400

Anonymous
16 Mar,2016
$50

Brian Kehoe
16 Mar,2016
$50

Leila Younes
16 Mar,2016
$10

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  Rewards

$10 or more
→    A WARM FUZZY FEELING

1586 Available

As soon as you contribute you will get the warm fuzzy feeling of satisfaction of having contributed to our meaningful work. [Limited supply]
$20 or more
→    THANK YOU

180 Available

We will write a personalized message on our Facebook page for all contributors.
$50 or more
→    AL NAQAB POSTCARD

76 Available

A personalized thank you photo from Al Naqab volunteers and students.
$100 or more
→    T-SHIRT

38 Available

Custom-made t-shirts from 'Made in the Camp.'
$250 or more
→    MAP OF PALESTINE ON OLIVE BRANCH

4 Available

An olive branch with the map of Palestine engraved on it.
$500 or more
→    HANDMADE CRAFTS

5 Available

Handmade stools from Aman Center in Burj El-Barajneh made by children with special needs.
$1000 or more
→    A VISIT TO AL NAQAB CENTER
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We will host you at our center for the day, where you can see our programs first hand, and learn about the other great work being done in the camp.
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