Flying Gardens - مساحات التبانة الخضراء

Summary
Creating green social spaces for children & youth on rooftops of Tabbaneh buildings in Tripoli.
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Campaign successfully funded on: 25 Jul,2015

This project has been successfully funded with $12,745 (127%)

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Short Summary
The project entitles gardening rooftops of buildings in the most underprivileged areas of Tripoli, Tabbaneh. The rooftops will be planted with edible plants and vegetables in order to make residents of the building self-sufficient. It will also include a safe playing space for children of the building instead of having them spend times on the streets and in unsafe surroundings. Environment-friendly and recycled materials will used to rehabilitate the rooftop. The rehabilitated rooftop will also allow us to hold regular cultural, youth dialogue and social inclusion programs as well as self-motivation workshops.

A glimpse of the rooftop before we undertook rehabilitating works

Our team painting and conducting drawings on walls of the rooftop

Our team placing the final touches on this masterpiece

Planting the edible plants, fruits and vegetables in the upcycled planting pots!

Tabbaneh rooftops as we wish to see them

What We Need & What You Get

We already started with a pilot whereby we rehabilitated a building rooftop in Tabbaneh. The residents’ feedback was overwhelmingly welcoming, but unfortunately we could not continue for financial reasons. After doing the necessary needs assessment and financial feasibility, we concluded that we are in need of $30,000 to fully equip 6 rooftops in the neighborhood with children games, books, a reading/cultural space made from recycled and reused material, painting and drawing, planting edible fruits and vegetables that building residents can make use of, and most importantly to implement safety measures such as high fences and roofing.

Your contribution would go to rehabilitating 6 rooftops in Bab Al Tabbaneh, Tripoli, whereby each $5,000 would be enough to fully rehabilitate one rooftop. Rehabilitation on each rooftop includes:

  • Beautifying the rooftop through painting, 
  • Graffiti drawings, 
  • Gardening. 
  • Planting edible plants, fruits and vegetables that can be used by residents of the building. 
  • Creating a social/cultural space that allows children to play in a safe surrounding. 
  • Creating a cultural lounge with tables and chairs from recycled and reused materials for conducting youth activities and discussion groups. 
  • Building safety measures such as high fences and roofing. 

The Impact
Benefits of the project cannot be quantified; the project will provide a safe playing green space for children, a cultural space for youth where regular youth dialogue and social inclusion programs as well as self-motivation workshops will be held, and it will also make building residents self-sufficient by planting edible plants and vegetables. Rooftops will ultimately be turned into green, safe, and cultural open spaces for children, youth and also adults of the buildings. Building committees will be created to ensure sustainability and proper maintenance of the newly rehabilitated green space.

By donating to this project, you will contribute to saving childhood in the most deprived places of Lebanon. You would have a hand in channeling youth energy and capabilities in the right direction. And you would help in diminishing visual pollution by gardening all rooftops of this highly neglected community, giving them by this a sense of security, ownership and hope that they are not left entirely alone in their misfortune.. Donate Now!


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Meelad Mattar
15 Jul,2015
$3

Nada Sehnaoui
18 Jun,2015
$100

Joshua Fine
18 Jun,2015
$50

Rania Mohamed
14 Jun,2015
$11

Rania Mneimneh
12 Jun,2015
$50

Michele
09 Jun,2015
$50

Anonymous
20 May,2015
$1,000

Anonymous
20 May,2015
$2,000

Anonymous
20 May,2015
$1,000

Anonymous
20 May,2015
$3,000

Anonymous
20 May,2015
$5,000

Anonymous
08 May,2015
$20

Bachir Ghalayini
01 May,2015
$300

Anonymous
21 Apr,2015
$50

Layal Jebran
17 Apr,2015
$1

Anonymous
09 Apr,2015
$50

Anonymous
04 Apr,2015
$2

Anonymous
04 Apr,2015
$1

Anonymous
04 Apr,2015
$2

Anonymous
04 Apr,2015
$5

Anonymous
03 Apr,2015
$50

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We are a group of youth volunteers from UTOPIA Organization in Tripoli, Lebanon. UTOPIA Organization is a non-governmental, non-profit organization dedicated to abolishing all types of social discrepancies through specialized projects and programs that rely on voluntary work, in hopes…

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You have generously contributed to our cause and we would like to recognize your generosity by putting your picture in our Hall of Fame for a whole month!
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