Central Bekaa Development Program

This Development Program aims to improve the well-being of children, especially the most vulnerable, using an approach that is long term (15-20 years), holistic, focused on children, and seeks to enable their families, local communities and partners to address the underlying causes of poverty. These root causes are not just lack of access to the basic necessities of life like water, food or health care, but also include inequities like gender or ethnic discrimination, or abusive practices like exploitation or domestic violence that affect a child’s well-being.

Activities

31 mothers attended our training sessions on maternal and child health and nutrition, so they could improve their family's health. We offered training sessions for healthcare workers on providing maternal and child healthcare coverage during disasters and emergencies. In partnership with Red Cross youth members, we organized an awareness campaign for young people on adolescent health and nutrition issues and prevention of substance abuse. To ensure that students have opportunities to go to school, we conducted education sessions for parents on early childhood development and the importance of school attendance. Emergency response committee members were trained to put disaster preparedness plans in place to mitigate the impact of natural disasters such as droughts. 1,210 children and 187 youth attended our summer camps where they enjoyed time with their peers and learned about leadership, teamwork, and child rights. So that children would feel safe and valued in the community, World Vision conducted awareness sessions for children, parents, and teachers on child rights and child protection.

Cross-cutting issues

Gender, Environment, Advocacy

Locations

  • Lebanon>Beqaa

Sectors

  • Disaster Prevention and Preparedness
  • Education
  • Health
  • Protection

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