The Latest Updates from Safe Spaces

Update from Lebanon

Apr 16, 2020

“Martial law in Lebanon has been put in place and people are thankfully respectful of the new laws enforced to ensure everybody’s safety. Henceforth we have been more successful in our path to flatten the curve. However, the situation is still risky & so we are still in quarantine. We have a curfew and rules…

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Response to COVID-19 at Safe Spaces Lebanon Center

Apr 2, 2020

Alongside the rest of the world, we are ever vigilant about keeping the children, families, staff and faculty safe at our center. As such, we wanted to provide you an update on how they’re doing and what they’re doing in the midst of the pandemic. Please read below for a wonderful update as provided by…

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Dalia’s school essay about Safe Spaces Lebanon

Jan 30, 2020

by Dalia Chaif I often reflect on my resistance and parents’ persistence to connect us to our heritage, as I now realize they know it is best for us. My parents knew the endless opportunities that come from respecting cultures and being able to communicate in multiple languages. For example, my family built a school…

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Our family Christmas in Lebanon

Jan 30, 2020

by Mona Charif My family and I spent our Christmas vacation in Lebanon. On Christmas day, it was cold and rainy, but we still wanted the kids to have a good day. We took the Safe Spaces students to an indoor sports pavilion that Ghaleb booked for them. There, we played soccer, basketball, volleyball, and…

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Christmas in Lebanon

Dec 22, 2019

We recently began a new computer technology program for the students at Safe Spaces Lebanon. Thanks to our generous donors, we were able to provide the first set of laptops last month. They had an immediate impact upon the children. It was amazing to see their eyes light up when seeing a computer for the…

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Reflection

Oct 28, 2019

This past Saturday night, our team (Rachel Griffin Baughman, Gus Charif, Beaux Wellborn, Mara Morhouse, James Michael Williams, David Griffin and Bridgette Griffin) was packed and ready to go to Lebanon to check in on our school. We had prepared our hearts and minds to connect with the country, the kids and the families we love. Because of the demonstrations in…

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Safe Spaces Lebanon’s Summer School work with Syrian Refugees: Update #1

Aug 10, 2019

#KeepGoing Introduction Summer is almost over, and we can’t believe we are starting year 2 for our students at Safe Spaces Center!  Even though it’s summer, our kiddos haven’t really stopped attending school. Rather, they’ve been attending our summer program and have made some incredible strides that we want to share and celebrate with you…

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Oct 1, 2018

A Day of Hope Today was a wonderful, hope-filled day. We set up and decorated the classrooms for tomorrow’s opening, thanked our instrumental partners and support team who made this possible, and watched the dreams, prayers, fundraising, regrouping, and listening come to culmination. From vision and ideas to a dream that opens tomorrow, may we…

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