Rights Now Foundation

Children in Camp Bourj El Barajneh – Lebanon

Rights Now supports Palestinian Women’s Humanitarian Organization (PWHO), which aim is to empower women through awareness raising sessions and create job opportunities by providing vocational training and a child day care center. Furthermore, they promote literacy and strengthen the personalities and confidence of children and youth through an after school tutoring program, and also educational, art and sport activities. PWHO also works to reduce health problems and complications for the elderly and to provide a better life for disabled and integrating them to the society by providing physiotherapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and assistive devices, and also through raising awareness sessions for caregivers.

Rights Now supports a PWHO program for education and psychosocial support to Palestinian refugee children from Syria. The children live in the refugee camp of Bourj El Barajneh in Beirut. About 120 children (60 girls and 60 boys between 6 to 12 years of age) benefit from educational and psychosocial assistance. The aim is for the children to be able to continue living life as normal as possible, including studies and being able to play. Parental training is also provided, to strengthen parents’ abilities to communicate and support their children during very tough and challenging times.