Campaign successfully funded on: 30 Apr,2016
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.
$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.
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We are a group of local youth that came together in the Burj al Barajneh refugee camp in Beirut. Relying on volunteer and grassroots efforts, we work to improve the lives of refugees in the camp through educational, cultural, and…Full biography