Project Education and social support
Enhancing literacy knowledge, educational achievement, and psychosocial well-being of the most disadvantaged and marginalised social classes. This project has been developed with the evolution of the association’s programs and vision, as well as with the needs of the Palestinian community in Lebanon. Since its establishment, the project has worked with literacy groups by adopting a plethora of popular education approaches.
Furthermore, Association Najdeh started launching projects and opening psychosocial support centres in 1993, and psycho-social intervention approaches were developed and expanded geographically during, and after the July 2006 war, and again during the war of Nahr al-Bared camp in the year 2007. In 2012, the Department of Education and People and the Psychological Intervention Division were merged, in response to the urgent needs that worsened with the deterioration of, economic and social conditions, as well as the decline in the quality of education and the high rate of school dropouts, in correlation with the continuing wars and conflicts and their demising impact on Palestinian refugee children in Lebanon, at all psychological, social and educational levels.
The project targets children and adolescents aged 6 to 24 years of both sexes, with 60% female and 40% male. The project works through 11 centers distributed in Palestinian refugee camps and gatherings in Lebanon in Beirut – Saida – Tyre – North and Bekaa.
The Social Education and Support Project aims to enhance literacy, educational achievement, and psychosocial well-being of the most disadvantaged and marginalized social classes.
Field Psychosocial Support
The project works to raise awareness among children, adolescents and parents about the rights of children and various issues related to mental health and its importance in the lives of children and adolescents.
The department also works by providing specialised consultations and services to enable children, girls and adolescents at risk, and survivors of, violence and sexual harassment to overcome psychological, social and behavioural problems.
The department actively participates in establishing and activating child protection networks in Palestinian refugee camps and gatherings in Lebanon to secure the necessary services and interventions, and raising community awareness of children’s rights.
The two-year learning and education program, within the pre-school education system and the psychosocial support centre, carries out awareness campaigns on children’s rights based on the Convention on the Rights of the Child through various activities in all regions and reviving events for these rights.
The program works to strengthen the national attachment and the national identity of adolescent children through activities interspersed with the definition of the history and geography of Palestine and the national and human rights of Palestinian refugees.
The department creates groups to enable beneficiaries to gain sufficient literacy skills.
The project works to provide academic support for students at risk of dropping out and dropouts from schools who have learning difficulties.
The library located in Ain El-Hilweh camp welcomes children and adolescents to encourage them to study and research, and to participate in activities of a cultural and educational nature.