The Cause for Inclusion Goes Virtual

The Cause for Inclusion Goes Virtual

Over 900 join SKILD for Virtual National Day By Daniella Daou Continuing the Fight for Inclusion Despite Lockdown Nine years ago, an inclusive Lebanon was a dream of many parents with children whose special needs denied them access to educational opportunities, social...
Life on Lockdown

Life on Lockdown

Life on Lockdown By Daniella Daou Special Needs Families in Times of Crisis Household dynamics shifted as we entered new times where social distancing, online learning, and working remotely became the norm. With the new living conditions and constant negative news,...
Night to Shine 2020

Night to Shine 2020

Fifty stars, fifty dreams, fifty chances for a bright future, if we only give them the right spotlight. Just like diamonds in the rough, young men and women with special needs are buried under mountains of neglect, shame, and social segregation, waiting for their light to be revealed and illuminate the world.

For Theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven

For Theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven

Smiles, crowns, genuine tears, and renewed hope: this is what we witnessed this year at SKILD. As our kings and queens were crowned at February’s Night to Shine, they walked down the red carpet into their kingdom, the kingdom that Jesus called them into, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. The peace and joy planted in our hearts by the smiles on the faces of children with special needs and their families was the fuel we needed to continue the year.

One Mom’s Temptation to Deny Her Son

One Mom’s Temptation to Deny Her Son

“‘If you are able? All things are possible for the one who believes’ … Jesus gently took his hand and raised him to his feet, and he stood up.” When the disciples asked Jesus why they could not heal the boy, Jesus answered, “This kind can only be resolved through prayer and fasting” (Mark 9:14-29).

Reflecting the Kingdom

Reflecting the Kingdom

The care we are called to give, the love we are meant to show, the support we should provide are Christ-like characteristics that we are entrusted to live out to the world as a glimpse of the heavenly comfort provided by our Father’s Kingdom.

Echoing the Father’s Love

Echoing the Father’s Love

In a world full of imperfections and hardships, we search for support, for a hand to hold, for someone who will lift us up when we fall. We all seek and long for love, mercy, faithfulness, peace, and joy, all of which are provided by our heavenly father.

Night to Shine: Kings and Queens of our Hearts

They walked in on the red carpet surrounded by a crowd of paparazzi. Amidst the cheers and the camera flashes, a sparkle started to show in their eyes, and a smile began to form on their faces. Surrounded by their parents, who shared the same sparkle and smile, it was...

Night to Shine: Encouragements Along the Way

“What an amazing opportunity and privilege to serve such precious people!” These sincere words of gratitude were voiced by countless young volunteers and celebrities who joined efforts with SKILD team this past week as we organized, in partnership with the Tim Tebow...

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