Lebanon Special Needs Class

What have the children been up to recently in our special needs class in Lebanon, I wonder?

Well, why not watch the following VIDEO put together by our friend Nour and find out. If anyone would be kind enough to donate to this very worthwhile project please follow the link pay.rrym.uk where you will find a variety of payment options. Alternatively, for bank transfer it’s NatWest Bank Account: 71053743, Sort code: 51-61-14 and the name on the account is Refugee Relief Ynys Mon.  Thanks for taking the time to read this post. Refugee children deserve the same right to learn,  to play and  to derive some enjoyment from their lives as any other child. Will you help us to make this possible by making a donation or by sharing this post?

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Here is the latest update on the special needs class in Lebanon.
As usual The report and Accompanying Video have  been produced by our friend Nour.

This week RRYM will be sending funds to further support the class for the next three months. If you would like to make a donation towards supporting this very special initiative,
For PayPal or Card Donations please visit pay.rrym.uk

Or NatWest Bank Account: 71053743, Sort code: 51-61-14.
The name on the bank account is  Refugee Relief Ynys Mon.
Thank you, and over to Nour:

The progress observed among the ten students in the special needs class is remarkable, particularly in their newfound ability to write with ease. Notably, their time at the centre offers them some respite from the stress of their daily lives in cramped tents. The joy radiating from their smiles upon arrival at the centre is heart warming. Yesterday each student received a Ramadan food parcel, further enhancing their sense of care and support.
With improving weather, the children are actively engaging in various outdoor activities, relishing the sunshine in the playground after enduring a harsh, prolonged winter in their camps in  Arsal.

Help this young lad?

Help this young lad?

I’m aware that it’s a huge ask folks, especially as so many of you have recently shown such generosity in enabling us to improve the lot of Gorey and family, but is there anything we can do to help this young lad, his parents and siblings?  Here is Nour to explain a little about their current situation.

On a chilly afternoon, and after a long day at our  school “Dar al amal”, I noticed a young boy wandering the streets  trying to sell stuff to people passing by. I called him over to learn more about him. When he approached, I saw he was wearing thin, dirty clothes and shivering from the cold. In one hand he held some biscuits, and in the other a few pennies he’d earned.

He introduced himself as Julibeeb and said he was just eight years old. It was getting dark, so we offered to take him home. Just like Gory, he hopped into the car without hesitation.

We visited his family in their tent, which looked empty and dark because of recent floods and the lack of electricity in Lebanon.

Julibeeb’s mother explained they had no choice but to send him and his brother Adham  who is ten years old to sell biscuits all day to support the family. She couldn’t work because she had five children to care for, and their father was sick with a nerve disease, unable to work either. None of the kids had ever been to school, missing out on education.

It is a heart breaking story, and I see more like it every single day here in Arsal. All I could do was to register Julibeeb and Adham at our school where they can at least receive education, hygiene care and psychological support. It’s a small step, but it might make a big difference in their lives.

For PayPal or Card Donations, visit pay.rrym.uk

Or NatWest Bank Account: 71053743, Sort code: 51-61-14.

Please know that no amount will be considered too small. Any financial donation you feel able to make will help to provide this family with some of the items they so desperately need.

Thank you for your patience.

Gory and family Update

Last Friday, we at RRYM sent a total of £500 to support Gory and family.  Thanks to donations made by Simone, Christel and another supporter who sadly didn’t include their name, we were able to accumulate over £300 for the family. It was then decided that the charity would make up the sum needed to purchase the items from money in general funds. Heartfelt thanks to everyone who has supported us in this project. Here is a video showing the

family as they receive the items purchased. I don’t think anything can ever rival the happiness and excitement shown in the faces of children at a time like this.

Sharief and Deeb Update

Sharief and Deeb Update

Yesterday turned out to be a very important day in the lives of the two young boys, Sharief and Deeb. It was the day that had been selected for them to undergo their medical tests at the American University Hospital in Beirut. Sadly it was decided at the last minute that only Deeb would be physically well enough to withstand the long journey and undergo the tests. Sharief continues to lose weight and his general condition grows ever more frail. Nour accompanied Deeb and his mum on the eight hour round trip. I include the
video she took during their visit to the hospital, along with pictures of the receipts showing that your donations were paid to the relevant organisation. thanks 1 million for making this possible. We couldn’t do it without the generosity of you our supporters. Now the long wait begins, the weight for the test results. This will take a few weeks. I hope with all my heart that the results will come soon enough to help both boys.

Nine year old girl selling biscuits on the street

Nine year old girl selling biscuits on the street

I’m writing this appeal with a deep sense of injustice and a very heavy heart. Since when was it okay to expect young children to undergo such hardship whilst fighting for their survival and that of their entire family?

Sometimes this world seems way too brutal a place, particularly when we know that there are thousands of children who, through no fault of their own, find themselves in a similar situation.

This afternoon I received the following message from Nour in Lebanon.  It is my fervent hope that with your support we will be  able to help this family improve their situation. Over to you Nour:Today, a young girl named Gory appeared at our school gates, offering biscuits for sale. With a heavy heart, she confided in me that she was just nine years old and unable to read or write. Her words struck a chord, revealing a glimpse of the hardships she endured.

Determined to help, I paid a visit to Gory’s home and spoke with her mother, urging her to cease sending Gory out alone into the unforgiving streets. Recognizing the urgency of the situation, we swiftly enrolled Gory in our school’s upcoming classes, offering her a glimmer of hope for a brighter future.

Gory’s gentle nature and the haunting stories reflected in her eyes spoke volumes about her experiences of suffering and displacement. With her father incapacitated by illness and a large family to support, Gory shoulders the responsibility of providing bread and medication by venturing out each day to sell biscuits.

In the face of adversity, Gory’s resilience shines through, reminding us of the strength found within the most vulnerable among us. Her story serves as a poignant reminder of the importance of compassion and the transformative power of education in shaping lives and breaking the cycle of poverty.

Gory’s narrative represents just one among the myriad accounts of syrian refugee children .

If you feel able to help we and the family would be truly grateful. For PayPal or Card Donations, visit pay.rrym.uk

Or NatWest Bank Account: 71053743, Sort code: 51-61-14. Thank you.

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