One of the most impoverished communities in Lebanon is now indirectly being helped by LSESD’s special needs ministry SKILD.
There are over 450,000 registered Palestinian refugees in Lebanon, making up around 10% of the population. They have restricted mobility and working rights and many live in abject poverty.
To encourage Palestinian children with learning difficulties, SKILD led a training event in November for support teachers, coordinators and consultants working in refugee camps and employed by the UNRWA. The SKILD team tackled a variety of topics over the five-day course, such as special education, learning disorders, psychomotor or speech therapy, hearing loss, etc.
SKILD’s training will benefit Palestinian refugees in the seven camps which the UNRWA staff who attended work in. Lama Badawi, a psychomotor therapist at SKILD was pleased with how the course went.
“This project was a great learning experience for us,” she says. “We were able to fit in a wide range of topics in a short period of time, as well as adapt to a diverse set of experiences and abilities.”