October 2006 - September 2007
PARTNERS IN CHILD RIGHTS AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT
Who We Are 3
Our Location 4
Naba'a Programs 5
Child Rights Program 6
Community Development Program 14
The Volunteer 18
Naba'a and Networks 20
Naher EI Barid Crisis 22
Financial Highlights 2006-2007 25
Naba'a Key Achievements 27
Naba'a Beneficiaries 28
Naba'a published materials in 2006-2007 28
Special Thanks 29
Our Core Values 30
Naba'a Management Team 31
Production Notes 31 DEAR FRIENDS
It has been another eventful year in Lebanon, and it has been an eventful year for Nabaa. We thank you for supporting us in all that we have achieved as we've strived to meet both the challenges presented by war and the long term needs of our stakeholders children, youth, parents, teachers, municipalities, and all who share our vision for child rights and community development.
We work in a very "hands on" way to empower the most marginalized parts of society: our vision is that communities should have the capacity to take control of their lives and to make decisions based on the needs of all their members.
We are very pleased to once again be able to put into your hands our annual report, which will hopefully give a flavor of what we have been doing in the last year. The content is based on what our stakeholders those who we serve have told us is most important to them about Naba'a: we held focus groups across Lebanon with the aim of making the report a participatory exercise.
Finally great thanks to the children, staff, volunteers and communities, and all those who support Nabaa programs.
Qassem Sa ad Director
WHO WE ARE ?
Naba'a is a Lebanese organization that works in Palestinian camps and
gatherings in Lebanon and with Lebanese communities. We work in an
integrated way, involving a wide range of individuals and organizations
within the community to build and shared approach to achieving our
vision, mission and aims.
Our vision is that communities should have the capacity to take control
of their lives and to make decisions based on the needs of all their
Our mission is to empower those communities so they uphold the rights
of the children, and so enable children and young people to playa
healthy and active role in their communities.
We are operating in Lebanon from North to South with both Palestinian and Lebanese communities
TRIPOLI: Nahr Elbared Camp - Beddawi Camp - Bebnin - Mhammara. SAIDA: Old Saida - Ein Elhelweh Camp.
TYRE: EI-buss Camp - Rashidyeh Camp - Borj AI-Shamali Camp.
Villages: Siddikin - Zebkin - Maarakeh - Maaroub - Wadi Jilo - Gowaya - Toura - Teir debba - Shahabiah - Barish - Bafliyeh - Majadel - Debaal - Albayad - Tair harfa - Yarine - Majdalzoon - Dhaira - Hanaweh - Almansouri - Dair Kanoun alnaher - Alsamaayeh - Nakoura.
Gatherings: Adloun - Albaysaria - Alboroghlyeh - Itanyeh - Jal elbahar - Jimjim - Kfar badda - Almaashouq - Alqasmyeh - Aishabriha - Alwasta - Almasaken.
Naba'a has 6 main programs as shown in the following chart:
• Child rights Program
• Community Development program
• Inclusive Education program
• Advocacy Program
• Capacity Building Program
• Emergency Program
As you brows through our report, we hope you can see how our six main programs interlink and compliment to each other reflecting our holistic approach to child rights and community development.
CHILD RIGHTS PROGRAM
"Naba'a cares about our rights and helps us to achieve them" Fatmeh al Ali, 11 years old, EI Buss camp
Everything we do in Naba'a is informed by our focus on child rights. We monitor and report violations and advocate for child rights wherever we work, but we go a lot further than this: in our educational, psychosocial, empowerment, entertainment, awareness raising and community activities inside and outside schools we provide children with rights they are otherwise denied, and give children the capacity to push for more
Through our networks across Lebanon (pp 20-21) we strive to establish strong systems for monitoring violations of child rights. Sometimes we find it effective to launch independent monitoring projects; a good example this year has been our 4 month (and ongoing) effort to document the violations of child rights among children displaced from Nahr el Bared to Beddawi camp in north Lebanon.
We made this a participatory exercise, establishing children's committees to conduct interviews made up of displaced children many of who were themselves suffering from trauma or otherwise in very difficult circumstances: the journey of personal growth these children took during the project was an inspiration to our staff who worked alongside them. Our report, published in September, found at least 16 key articles of the Child Rights Convention to have been violated, including rights to family, privacy and home, to protection from violence, to basic standards of health, to education, play, and to recovery from armed conflict. Advocacy crosscuts
all our programs: Naba'a made a series of recommendations in the national press to NGOs, UNRWA, political parties and to the Lebanese government, who were also sent copies of the report.
We work day in day out with communities and in schools to prevent violence against children, hence the World Day Against Violence (19th November 2006) was a big day for Naba'a and a great opportunity to advocate for the protection of children against all forms of physical or mental violence. This year 300 Palestinian children (males and females) from the camps in the north went with Naba'a to Beirut, to run alongside Lebanese children in a marathon organized to mark the day: they bore messages defending their right to be protected from violence. In camps across Lebanon Naba'a organized different activities: the community development project in Ein EI Helweh camp, for example, held a series of activities under the title "protection of children against violence: their right, our duty", while in EI Buss camp children designed, printed and distributed posters and led an "express your opinion" campaign.
Our study of violence against children in Ein EI Helweh camp was published in October 2007, with statistics which show the extent of the problem: 96% of children interviewed talk about their exposure to violence in school and 61 % of school dropouts state that they left school because of violence inside the classroom. The study showed that violence against children in the home and on the streets is widespread, and through interviewing doctors highlighted the
"Naba'a educates and entertains us" Sarah Zaidani, 12 years old, EI Buss camp
Naba'a's formal and non formal education programmes are consistent with our aim to improve the standards of education for all children, Palestinian and Lebanese; these programmes are based on our fundamental principle of inclusion.
In 4 camps across Lebanon (Rashydieh, EI Buss, Ein EI Helweh, Nahr el Bared) Naba'a has been running supportive lessons for children who are struggling at school. 965 children aged 6-16 participated in these supportive lessons, held daily inside Naba'a centres. These lessons focus on the 3 core subjects Science, English and Mathematics and have been implemented by teachers and volunteers. The children attending have been both with and without disability, and the groups include children who are already dropped out of school. On average, children who enrolled in our supportive lessons improved their school grades by 82%.
Daily illiteracy lessons were offered to those who need them and all enrolled children benefited from Computer Training in our 4 centres and in UNRWA schools. 1032 children were trained in the last year on MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, educational games and the internet.
Nabaa conducted some testing and exercises with the children to evaluate the success of these courses, and the results showed a high level of success. In Rashydieh camp, for example, 80% of children trained became able work on MS Power POint, MS Excel and MS Word well a big achievement and a great boost to their self-confidence.
One UNRWA school teacher in Rashydieh camp commented: "Because Naba'a activities make the school a child friendly environment, the children interact really well with the community workers; this has a knock on effect on how they think about school and increases their participation in the classroom".
This is really one of Naba'a's central aims when we work in schools and with children who feel excluded by the educational system.
Incorporating non-formal activities into the daily schedule in UNRWA and Lebanese government schools has been crucial to achieving this aim.
Naba'a has organized the election of children's committees in all the schools in which we work, and has trained these committees on child to child methodology and on child rights, as well as giving each committee special responsibilities. We create channels for
these committees to communicate with their schools' administrations, hence involving them in the running of the schools. Committees in the last year have planned and implemented awareness raising campaigns about child rights, health and hygiene, water pollution, violence, and in south and north Lebanon, about landmines and UXOs. Committees in Ein EI Helweh camp were particularly active in transferring what they had learnt about child to child methodology into practice: through interviews with parents and teachers and through internet searches they collected information and opinions about hygiene and violence and passed on advice to their peers.
Our activities program inside UNRWA schools across the country and in governmental schools in the south involves Art, Music, Sport, and Drama and Home Economics sessions, activities often supported by the leadership of the children's committees. We implement our activities with mixed groups of girls and boys, including children with disabilities. In 6 UNRWA schools in Saida, for example, 540 children aged 9-13 were taught how to cook rice, spaghetti, Taboli, Mjadarha, Sfouf, salad, Chocolate Balls and custard. Classes included learning about what constitutes a healthy balanced diet. Encouragingly, more than 350 children from the 6 schools practiced cooking at home what they had learnt in these classes, and 11 children (girls and boys) participated in cooking some truly delicious dishes for the Iftar held for 250 children inside the Naba'a center.
Art teachers focused in the UNRWA school activities on the technical aspects of painting, such as mixing colors, and encouraged the children to paint new images using their imagination (instead of simply drawing the Palestinian flag, as they often do initially). We reached agreements with the schools for children to paint murals on the schools walls, with impressive results.
106 children participated in our kindergarten activities in the last year, which aim to provide children with reading and writing skills, as well as self-confidence, in preparation for elementary school.
In our groups of children dropped out of school, 25 out of 100 returned back to school as a result of the Naba'a program.
Lian Ghainim (15 years old) in EI Buss camp commented: "Nabaa is a special organization because it teaches us what is right and wrong in a good way". In Naba'a's sports activities children are introduced to concepts of good sporting behavior - teamwork, cooperation and participation.
In Saida 340 out of 450 children involved in our sports teams participated in competition days, and most showed a good grasp of how to behave on the field of play.
We continue to implement our advocacy plan for quality education and inclusive education in UNRWA and government schools. This year we have been meeting regularly with representatives from the Ministry of Education and the UNRWA department of education, explaining the purposes and demonstrating the successes of our inclusive education projects. We have been pleased with the support they have offered us and continue to push these decision makers to provide education which conforms at least to minimum standards.
The children have participated in our advocacy efforts, engaging in letter writing campaigns to key decision
makers in education.
Naba'a activity programs outside of schools this year have included both psychosocial and entertainment activities. It is worth defining exactly what we mean when we use the term "psychosocial". Nabaa considers psychosocial activities as serving two purposes: 1. As tools for our psychologists to identify children suffering from trauma or other psychological disorders and in need of referral for collective and (occasionally) individual sessions with a psychologist. 2. To equip children with coping strategies (for problems such as stress and anxiety or trauma), relaxation and to increase self-confidence and participation. Often a single activity will serve both purposes.
Although children with disabilities are included in all Naba'a activities, one Naba'a project in Rashydieh camp in the last year formed a group of children deliberately made of a balance of children with (40) and children without (40) disabilities. This group of 80 children was suffering from stress and anxiety, and participated in a range of activities held weekly: drama and self-expression, mobile cinema, opinion podium, music show, handicrafts, and sports activities. The mobile cinema showed some films featuring inventors and geniuses with disabilities. At the outset of the project, the children participating in music activities used instruments violently and discordantly it was good to see that by the end of the project most played the instruments in a better way, as a result of the music training but also because of the overall effect of the project activities.
For an account of the psychosocial program launched by Naba'a in Beddawi with children displaced from Nahr el Bared, (pp. 22-24).
Naba'a worked in the last year in 10 Lebanese villages in the south, and after noticing an absence of any NGOs working on the psychosocial wellbeing of children offered a program of psychosocial activities to children still suffering from fear and anxiety after the July war. Sally Ailsa (12 years old) told us "we had a great trip with Nabaa; we spent a day planning what activities to do on the trip Nabaa really listened to us and showed us that our opinions are worth a lot". Almost all our programs in the last year included trips for children, and we always make sure children participate in deciding where to go and what to do. In April 2006 we were able to take 70 children from Nahr el Bared to the Faraya Mountains, where many experienced snow for the first time and were able to tryout skiing a real escape from life inside the camp.
"Naba'a helps us not by imposing ideas on us, but by encouraging us to participate, and by working with all parts of the community" Moh'd al Musri (16)
Naba'a understands that the best way to improve the lives and prospects of children and young people and to achieve our vision is to work in a holistic way, empowering communities. Thus in the last year we have implemented a program of capacity building which has crosscut all our projects, working with teachers, municipalities and NGOs and giving young people, parents and women the skills they need to realize their potential.
Deputy Head teacher Hosen in Rashydieh camp said to us "Nabaa training has a good impact on the teachers: they are given new ideas about how to deliver lessons, how to keep things interesting and varied, keeping the children's attention."
In both UNRWA and Lebanese government schools we have provided capacity building for teachers. In schools in 10 Lebanese villages Naba'a held 6 day workshops for 144 teachers on child rights and communication with children in difficult circumstances, developing (with the participation of teachers) minimum standards of education aimed at tackling the specific problems of each school. The level of knowledge about child rights or quality education amongst teachers was initially very low; teachers participated enthusiastically though, and were very pleased with their own professional development in the course of the workshops, asking for further similar trainings.
In the last year 128 UN RWA school teachers participated in Naba'a workshops similar to those in the Lebanese villages, but addressing the different challenges presented by the Palestinian context. In questionnaires filled by teachers before workshops both in Lebanese villages and UNRWA schools, the main need put forward was for training on communication with children this was therefore a strong common aspect. Other key training topics this year have been learning through play (educational games), understanding the Child Rights Convention, participation, and behavioral control though reward rather than corporal punishment. We have monitored the progress of teachers following Nabaa workshops and have been pleased to note positive and lasting impacts, particularly in improved classroom relationships between teachers and pupils.
Naba'a sees a key role for municipalities in improving the lives of Lebanese children, especially in poorer areas. This year we worked with the Federation of Municipalities and launched a program of trainings with municipality representatives, with the aim of promoting children's issues to be taken into consideration during planning at local government level. The trainings included child rights and conflict resolution. We are happy to have now established very good and productive relationships with these municipalities, who actively supported out program of summer activities, providing venues and volunteers and encouraging children to take part.
In the last year we supported parents through home visits, workshops, awareness raising sessions, and in establishing parents' committees. A particularly success this year was joint training of teachers and parents on child rights, behavioral problems and communication in Ein el Helweh camp. This had the added benefit of improving relations between Parents and teachers and involving parents more in school life. Eight workshops with parents were held on child development and how to deal with the psychological problems of children. 200 parents participated in these workshops and a number requested follow up home visits. 180 parents participated in Naba'a workshops about domestic violence these are being followed up to establish how much this has actually impacted on the way they deal with their children in the home. In camps across the country Naba'a organized toy-making groups, where mothers learnt to make toys for their children (particularly appreciated by those unable to afford toys in shops) and used the opportunity to debrief about the problems they are facing. Further workshops were held on diet, in which 675 women participated.
Naba'a does not believe that we can be effective by staying inside our centres waiting for members of the community to come to us. As such, we set up "home stations" in the houses of active members of the community in different parts of Nahr el Bared,
Ein el Helweh, Rashydieh and EI Buss camps, where we held discussion groups and
-....~-II bring doctors, UNRWA managers and social workers for question and answer sessions about topics concerning adults, such as sexual health or eligibility for special hardship support. We have found this highly effective, as many adults are far more comfortable discussing these kinds of sensitive problems inside homes.
Especially for mothers, we set up "counseling corners" in our centres in Nahr el Bared, Ein el Helweh, Rashydieh and EI Buss camps. Over the course of the year these have become places mothers come to discuss with our community workers (and with each others) their problems such as stress and domestic violence. In our evaluation of the initiative in Ein EI Helweh camp, 80% of mothers said that the corner had helped them to deal with their stress and had improved their marital relationships.
Confidential sessions on depression (including post natal depression) were held this year in Jal EI Bahar, AI Maashouq and EI Buss with women living in very difficult conditions. We worked hard to build the trust of women participating in these sessions, which were followed up by home visits. More than 80 women participated.
Naba'a in the south (Saida and Tyre areas) held a program of activities specifically targeting adolescent girls. 350 girls participated in these activities, which covered topics such as sexual health, puberty, sexually transmitted diseases, pregnancy prevention and communication skills. These were held with small groups inside and outside UNRWA schools. The activities inside schools included groups of boys. For many participants this was the first time they had been offered comprehensive information on these topics and both girls and boys took part enthusiastically, asking our community workers many questions.
In March Naba'a launched a project in south Lebanon camps and gatherings to empower 250 adolescent girls dropped out of school by arranging their enrollment in vocational training centres, and by running a program of activities to support them.
The courses on which the first 55 girls chose to enroll, financed and advised by Nabaa, were the following: hairdressing (36%); nursery (11%); X-ray photography, pharmacy assistant; Nursing (26%); accountancy (26%).
The girls are visited on a weekly basis by Naba'a community workers and councilors to follow up on any personal problems or difficulties related to the vocational training.
In Saida and Tyre, Naba'a arranged for free regular health check ups for 170 children, and for their medical files to be updated and stored in a proper way (which they were not previously).
Naba'a believes in volunteer ability; we invest a lot of time in our volunteers and expect a lot from them. We are lucky to have amazing volunteers who are really dedicated to the Naba'a vision
they are the building blocks of our organization. So we decided that in this year's report we should include a section on "the volunteer."
When I was evacuated from Nahr el Bared with my injured father, two weeks after
the other families left, I was without hope. I found myself angry with the situation, not accepting the idea of sleeping in the same room as twenty others, even if they were from my family. Many times I felt that I needed to be alone in a private place, but this was impossible. The situation damaged my mother's health: my brother stayed in Nahr el Bared, and the worry affected my mother's blood pressure, causing her to pass out sometimes. She did not eat, and spent the day sleeping and sad. Because of this I became responsible for the younger members my family. For a week we remained in this situation until I found out about Naba'a: I volunteered with my sister and cousin, starting work on the 17th June 2007. We were able to leave the crowded room, and the situation improved in two ways: firstly, my mother was obliged to look after the family, which distracted her from the problems of the crisis and with her son; secondly, my work in Naba'a let me forget the difficult situation I was living in. We were cushioned from the daily troubles normal in crowded situations. I loved the experience of working with children and making new friends. This was the first time for me for me to hold an official post and to have colleagues, with proper responsibilities, meeting new people every day. I was being trained and writing reports, as well as working with the children. During this period I developed my skills (translating, typing, working with people from other countries), which made me happy and increased my self esteem. Before, I was shy and always sat by myself, avoiding mixing with people too much. The workshops gave me many new abilities, which I hope to use when we return to Nahr el Bared, where I will continue to be part of the Naba'a family.
We asked our volunteers what being a volunteer for Nabaa had meantforthem:
a Mariana Dawoud (17): "I was shy before joining Nabaa; now I am confident and proactive, dealing with my problems instead of trying to run away from them" a Kholoud al Shaar (16): "I was a volunteer with Nabaa in Nahr al Bared, and was Ir-~displaced to the south now I'm volunteering with Nabaa in Rashidieh and I love
a Manal AI Saadi (18): "I've really discovered my talents volunteering with Nabaa; each day is a fresh adventure and a chance to learn something new"
a Manal Lutfi (18): "When I started to give literacy classes to school dropouts I faced many challenges including problems from students' parents but in the end the classes have been big success"
a "I love to volunteer for Nabaa because of the leadership of the managers; they really support me in my work"
a "Working for Nabaa has pushed me to learn a lot, and to achieve more with my life and has increased my confidence"
a "Working on distribution projects during the emergency was very stressful, but they were worthwhile in the end"
a "I love to work with the children, and Nabaa gives me the chance to make a difference to their lives"
Naba'a believes that coordinating and actively cooperating with other organizations which share our vision will help us in reaching our strategic objectives. As such we are a member of a number
of networks, some local, some regional and some international, some which benefit from
capacity building efforts from the Nabaa training unit, and some which help us to build our own capacity.
In Lebanon, we are the founding member of 2 main networks:
A Child Protection network for Saida was established in January 2006 and has been followed in 2007 with the establishment of a Child Protection Network for north Lebanon. These networks
consist of 22 Palestinian and Lebanese NGOs and continue to grow. The aim is that the member NGOs will jointly monitor and report on violations of child rights, and will develop the advocacy skills needed to influence policy and attitudes at local, national and regional levels. The networks also provide member organizations with the chance to coordinate their activities and projects in their local area, avoiding overlap and ensuring that their work is complimentary. For some members, an initial step has been to receive thorough training on the Child Rights Convention and how it should be implemented.
We are taking a leading role in the Youth Network for Development, founded in 2005. The network's aim is that youth in Lebanon will take an active role in their communities, influencing the decisions at local and national levels which affect their lives. In the Palestinian camps and gatherings, the main aim of the network is to increase youth participation in community structures by establishing and supporting youth committees to advocate for the inclusion of youth in the social, economic and political life of the refugee communities.
Following the initial displacement of 28,000 refugees from Nahr el Bared camp to Baddawi camp in May, Naba'a held a series of coordination meetings with other NGOs working with children.
This became the Baddawi / Nahr el Bared Child Protection Network, which like the networks founded by Nabaa in Saida and in the wider north area, aims to monitor and report on violations of child rights and to build the capacity of member organizations in implementing projects related to children.
We are a member of the Palestinian Forum, the Palestinian Disability Forum and the Lebanese Union for Childhood.
Internationally we are a member of:
a The Child Rights Information Network, which empowers the global child rights community through the exchange of information and the promotion of children's rights. The network has 1,930 member organizations.
on child rights abuses in Lebanon.
a The Idealist Group: connects people, organizations, and resources to help build a world where all people can live free and dignified lives. AWB is independent of any government, political ideology, or religious creed. Our work is guided by the common desire of our members and supporters to find practical solutions to social and environmental problems, in a spirit of generosity and mutual respect.
a Euro Med for Youth, which aims at bringing young people from the region together in an environment of tolerance and mutual understanding, facilitating networking between us, assisting in the capacity building of our organizations, increasing our participation, sharing of relevant information, and exchanging good practice.
a The Worldwide Summit Foundation: An international NGO network for the implementation of women's and children's rights and the Millennium Development Goals. Every 19th November we participate with the network in the world day against child abuse, and throughout the year we report to the network
NAHR AL BARED CRISIS
The fighting that broke out between the Lebanese army and the Fatieh al Islam group in and around Nahr el Bared camp on 20th May 2007 caused the displacement of all the camp's population a disaster. The nearby Baddawi camp received around 28,000 of the displaced people, who sheltered in schools, public centres and garages, in shared apartments or with relatives. Baddawi was already an overcrowded camp with a population of around 16,000. As the summer passed, it became clear to the people who had fled their homes with almost nothing, thinking (as in 1948) to return after a few weeks, that no such return was imminent. Our own centre in the old camp has been completely destroyed by the fighting.
The first days of the crisis were confused and presented many challenges. Naba'a felt it was important to respond quickly (as the displaced were living in awful conditions physically and psychologically). We were the first national NGO to launch a relief effort, and the first to implement a consistent psycho-social intervention program.
On 23'd of May 2008, we began our distribution to the displaced people without forgetting those displaced to other areas in Lebanon The following table shows the services provided by Naba'a for the displaced people from Naher EI Barid Camp during and after the war period, supported by a number of international organizations.
Kids of services & contents
MPDLI NABAAI ECHO
Hygiene Kits ( Bottle Panadol syrup for children, Package of Diaper, Package of Kotex, Bottle of Shampoo of 2 liter,
Package of washing powder, 2gloves for toileting, Plastic Jar, 2 Towels, 4 Soaps, Water Bucket, Bottle of 500ml Ditol) each: 16.13€
MPDLI NABAAI ECHO
Clothes Copun - each: 37.97€
No. of Beneficiaries
2672 Family In Baddawi Camp
MPDLI NABAAI ECHO
1325 Family Heater + Gas BoUie - each set: 99.28€ in Baddawi Camp
MPDLI NABAAI ECHO
Winterization Total 12680€
MPDLI NABAAI ECHO
Winterization Total 22006€
Swiss Development Corporation
Clothes Kit - each: 63$
de Corporation International
Clothes Kit - each: 140$
Save the Children UK
Clothes Kit - each: 50$
9 Collective center
35 Collective house in Baddawi Camp
644 kit in Beirut, Saida, Tyre
337 Family in Saida, Tyre
175 Person in Sebline Camp
NABAA / TDHI ITALIAN CORPORATION
1050 Child, 350 Women
in Baddawi Camp
557 Pajamas, 855 T-shirt, 2248 Jacket
in Naher EI Bared Camp
1657 Children in Baddawi
Clothes Kit - each: 26.50€
NABAA / TDHI ITALIAN CORPORATION
Save The Children - Sweden
Children Kit - each: 38€ (Toys, Drawing Book, Colors and Plasticize 1 time)
Alongside this provision of basic necessities, Naba'a kept a clear focus on our main stakeholders, the children, who as always suffered the most. Although we were without a permanent centre, our most important structure the Naba'a team remained intact. In the absence of any information about numbers of displaced children or their psychological states, Nabaa surveyed some 3,000 children in the Beddawi area, using a questionnaire designed by our psychologist to highlight the warning signs of psychological disorders. Our psychologist held workshops with the team on how to conduct psycho-social activities under these difficult conditions, and how to identify signs of trauma. The final program implemented from May until the present consisted of a mix of psycho-social and entertainment activities: relaxation games, role-playing, sketches and discussions about violence, story-telling, music, art, mobile cinema, "party" games and sports. Children were equipped with coping strategies.
A referral system was established: 344 children were referred to our psychologist for 1 individual session, 70 for continuous individual sessions, 30 for weekly sessions and 10 for weekly collective sessions.
An activity highlight was our 4 day clown festival during Eid EI Fiter, which was led by our animators and 55 children; around 5,000 children attended both Nahr al Bared children and usual Beddawi children. Three days after the return to Nahr al Bared new camp began, on 14th October, we held a smaller but similar event inside Nahr al Bared, which brought the sound of songs, drums and games to the scene of misery and destruction, and more importantly brought smiles to the faces of children and parents alike. Around the same ti
me, responding to the tension between Lebanese villagers and Palestinian returnees we held a joint launch of peace balloons by Lebanese and Palestinian children in and around the camp.
A series of awareness activities about hygiene, violence, health and land mines / UXOs was also held from May-November with children and parents. A child rights violation monitoring project was established in June in Beddawi which resulted in the publication of a report in September (see Child Rights section). For the establishment of the Beddawi Child Protection Network, an important achievement, (see the Networks section).
As the slow return to Nahr al Bared finally begins, Nabaa is restarting work in the camp, implementing psychosocial, education, entertainment and relief activities. We hope that Nahr al Bared will be fully constructed as promised by Prime Minister Seniora; we call on all members of the "international community" governments and NGOs to monitor the return and reconstruction closely, protecting the camp's population who have suffered a great deal, especially the most vulnerable group - children.
FINANCIAL HIGHLIGHTS January - December 2007
Amount in USD
Children Activities Expenses for Project Salaries & Related Charges Training fees
General & Administrative Expenses
527,507.00 91,987.00 341,444.00 258,074.00 28,097.00
General & Administrative Expenses 2%
Expenses for Project 7%
7% 27% 21% 2%
Partners & Donors
Save The Children Sweden
Save The Children UK
MPDL / Agencia Espanola De Coorporacion Internacional
Terre Des Hommes Italia
Save The Children Sweden (E. U. Project)
Karim Rida Said Foundation
Terre Des Hommes Italia (South)
Agencia Espanola De Coorporacion Internacional Emergency
People In Need
Swiss Development Corporation
Medical Aids for Palestinian
Palestinian Solidarity Group
World Bank (UNDP)
Norwegian Peoples Aid
* This financial report covers Nabaa' fiscal year which started in January and ended in 31th Dec. * Naba'a financial audit report for the year 2007 which prepared by Abou Ghazali Group
is available for any request.
EMERGENCY AND POST RECOVERY PROJECTS IMPLEMENTED WITH PARTNERS
212,997.00 € 568,114.00 € 317,897.00 €
MPDLI ECHO/ Bait AI Talaba
T D H Italy/ Save The Children Italy/ Italian Cooperation
T D H Italy/ Italian Cooperation
T D H Italy/ Italian Cooperation
All the financial procedures of these implemented projects were the responsibility of our partners at (MPDL & TDH Italy).
a Creating Child Rights Networks
a Direct Respond for the Emergency
a Transferring Emergency Program into Development program
a Work with Both Lebanese & Palestinians Communities
Children 3-5 Years 236
Children 6-12 Year 13750
Children & Adolescents 13-18 Years 7700
Parents in neighborhood & Community 8020
Palestinian Teachers 350
Lebanese Teachers 400
Volunteers & Adults 510
Local NGOs 60 NABA'A PUBLISHED MATERIALS IN 2006 - 2007
a Naba'a Magazine
a Israeli War Violation in children Rights
a Monitoring the Child Rights violation- Training Manual
a Violence Against children and Adolescence inside Old Town of Saida
a AECID a ECHO
a European Union EU a KRSF
a Local Community a MAP
a People In Need
a PGS (Palestinian Group Solidarity) a Save The Children - Sweden a Save The Children - UK
a SDC (Swiss Development Cooperation) a Terre Des Hommes - Italy
Our Core Values
a Participation - Protection a Cooperation
a Transparency and accountability a Neutrality
a Equity and equality a Commitment
Naba'a Management Team
Qassem Saad General Director
Alaa Hourani Financial Manager
Hiba Hamzi Fundraising Coordinator
Vasser Dawoud Program Coordinator
Imad Abdel Raziq Program Coordinator
Ali Salam Program Coordinator
Raed Attaya Advocacy Officer
Samir Sharari Project Manager
Abeer Alaeddinne Project Manager
Aida Qadoura Project Manager
Alia EI Turkey Project Manager
Khaled Othman Project Manager
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This report has been fully financed by the EU co-funded Project of Save the Children - Sweden
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