PROTECTION AND SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES
One of Tearfund's partners works with local Lebanese and Syrian families in a particularly vulnerable area. Children from these families not only are vulnerable to hunger and health problems, but to child labour, early marriage, neglect and abuse too.
This project aims to support vulnerable families by providing counselling and therapy for children and holiday clubs that incorporate social support. Parents will support to help them deal with their own trauma and support their children. There will also be direct social support for families in need.
340 people (including 240 children) will benefit directly from this project. More than 500 people will benefit indirectly from this work.
FORGIVENESS AND RECONCILIATION
Tearfund is also working to address tensions that exist between the different communities in Lebanon. Anger and resentment caused by previous conflicts can turn into violence and vengeful acts. Tearfund’s partner is addressing this using a ‘Forgiveness Journey’ that helps young people connect with those they see as ‘others’, leading to lasting peace and reconciliation.
This project will also train 12 external teachers to lead the course helping the partner reach more communities across Lebanon.
Over the course of the project, at least 780 young people and 12 teachers will benefit directly. A further 2,030 people will benefit indirectly from this work.
HELPING MEN HEAL
Another Tearfund’s partner in Jordan is running fitness classes for refugee men. Alongside workouts, the men learn about leading healthier lives and discuss topics like coping with stress or anger and healthy community values. The ethos of this 12 week programme is one of teamwork, camaraderie and encouragement.
Now men from different countries call each other brothers and talk about their challenges together. They open up about their fears and goals and hold each other accountable, taking their relationships to an even deeper level.
320 refugee men will benefit from this project during 2019 and 2020. While their families - further 1,300 people - will benefit indirectly.
WHAT WILL IT COST?
Your gifts will help allow our partners in Jordan and Lebanon to support refugees as they face up to the challenges of life away from home.
- A gift of £5,500 per year would pay for a group of young people to go on the ‘Forgiveness Journey’ and become Peacemakers in their communities.
- A gift of £1,500 per year could help a group of 5 refugee men build new relationships and begin dealing with the trauma they have experienced.
- A gift of £415 per year help provide psychological or educational support for a vulnerable family in Lebanon.
- A gift of £250 per year could train a teacher to lead the ‘Forgiveness Journey’ and help bring peace to young people in their school.