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