Archive for March 2021
Children’s Day at the Safe Spaces Center
Nothing is comparable to a child’s smile.
On the occasion of Children’s Day, Safe Spaces Lebanon Center celebrated with the students in the presence of the Lebanon office director Mr. Ghaleb Charif.
The ceremony included entertaining and intellectual activities. In groups, our students participated in several games, and competitions enhancing their teamwork spirit and sportsmanship. Group photos were taken to reserve these happy moments.
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Back to School
Our center reopened its doors after the long lockdown, allowing the students to get back to their Arabic, English, Maths, and computer classes regularly.
Welcome back students, we are happy to have you back in your second home.
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Parent and Teachers meetings
As our center takes off again with in-person learning, parents were invited to an open day where they were updated about the academic performance of their kids. The teachers took the time to discuss the students strengths, skills and possible areas of development. Mr. Ghaleb Charif, Director of the Lebanon Office, held group meetings with the parents during which he emphasized on the essential role of families in supporting and following-up on the students studies, especially during the lockdown and online learning. Mr. Ghaleb also reaffirmed the role of our center and its goals to provide the needed help to our students.We are delighted to have our students back in the center all the while taking all necessary safety precautions.
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Teacher’s Day Celebration
Safe Spaces Lebanon celebrated Teachers’ Day, thanked the team for all its efforts and the teachers for their crucial role in educating and supporting our students.
Safe Spaces Lebanon’s Director Mr. Ghaleb Charif thanked the team on behalf of the Board of Directors, praising its dedication and management skills under the circumstances the world and surely Lebanon are passing through. He saluted their teamwork and solidarity that help in strengthening the supportive environment aimed for at Safe Spaces.
Dear teachers, you are superheroes!
Happy Teachers Day.
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International Women’s Day
“Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength – is so much more than you would ever expect”. G.D Anderson
International Women’s Day.
It has been quite a year at Safe Spaces as we have been challenged by Covid-19 and the devastating bomb explosion in Beirut. In this four minute video, hear Rachel share how our efforts to care for displaced people is expanding as we find creative and meaningful ways to serve and connect during what has been a difficult year. Here are a few highlights:
Support for Beirut
Because Safe Spaces is a trusted NGO, we found ourselves in a position to care for those affected by the explosion in Beirut. Along with other comunity partners, we renovated Karantina Church just in time for Christmas, with plans to renovate and expand the park and playground in the months to come. We also support a community kitchen in the area that is providing weekly meals to those in need. While the explosion is long past, the efforts to rebuild and support Beirut is far from over. Safe Spaces intends to stay faithfully committed to our work in the community.
Serving our Students and Families
We always aim for our students to have holistic care as they grow. This year, that has taken the form of nutrition boxes, which our staff delivers to our school families regularly. By offering these boxes, we provide not only nutritional items but offer much needed financial support in a year that has been especially difficult.
Creative Solutions in an Unprecedented School Year
While our school has had to adjust between periods of quarantine and in-person learning, our teachers have found such creative ways to ensure our students don’t fall behind. And Covid hasn’t stopped us from continuing to improve our offerings! This year, we expanded our curriculum to include STEM boxes, thanks to a generous donation by the Charifs in partnership with Parish Episcopal School. We continue to find ways to make learning fun and help our students pursue their dreams.
Thank you for being part of our Safe Spaces family. Your support allows us to serve faithfully, in ways we know and trust will have a lasting impact.
We are so grateful for you!
Blessings on the journey,
The Board of Safe Spaces