Thursday, June 28, 2012

Team Photo

Here is a team photo (minus Tiffany) at the last team meeting before their departure next week.  May God do abundantly more, through each one of them, than they could ever ask or imagine.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Information on the Dar El Awlad Children's Home

The Dar El Awlad Children’s Home provides a home for up to 40 boys, ages three to twenty, who have been orphaned or are from very poor families who are unable to care for them. The boys come from Christian, Muslim and Druze backgrounds, though our staff members are Christians and our main goal is to teach the children the Christian faith and disciple those who make commitments. Kids Alive gives the boys shelter, food, clothing, medical care, education, a ‘mother’ to love them and care for their day-to-day needs, and a living example of Christ’s love. Each child lives in one of five family apartments and is cared for by a houseparent. The apartments have bedrooms, sitting room, bathroom, and kitchen, while the Home also has a central kitchen, chapel, multi-purpose hall, and outdoor play facilities.
Our older boys, aged 16-plus years, live in one apartment on campus called the ‘Bell House,’ which provides them with more freedom and responsibility while still receiving the love and support of a family as they transition to independence.

We consider it vital that we provide the boys with educational and technical training skills to equip them for future employment. Unfortunately, many of the boys arrive several years behind in education, while some have learning difficulties that made them unable to cope with the stress of studying in a ‘mainstream’ government school – which is one reason Dar El Awlad School was started.

Information about the Learning Center

S K I L D is a specialized center in Lebanon dedicated to providing individualized support in special needs, counseling and community awareness: a transformational approach to families, children/teenagers, and even professionals in Lebanon who struggle with learning differences. We believe our professionals can help every child and person receive a quality education through various languages (english, french, arabic) and approaches depending on the beneficiaries need, in order to build on their strengths and to address their individual learning needs.We have been asked why do we refer to the term “Learning Differences instead of Learning Difficulties”. A young friend of ours explains it best:
“When you say someone has a learning disability, you are focusing on what they can’t do. When you talk, instead, about a learning difference, you talk about someone who can do anything, so long as they approach it in the right way.”
- Tony, Age 11

2011 Lebanon Trip

All the posts below are from Calvary's 2011 trip to Lebanon.  Please enjoy reading all about our trip and seeing the pictures from our time there.