BETH ALEF

2021-06-01

Inauguration of a kindergarten playground in the Beth Alef educational center

Within the framework of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) project, to "support Lebanese efforts to confront the threat of human trafficking and migrant smuggling in the wake of the Beirut explosion and the Corona pandemic", funded by the State of Austria in cooperation with Caritas Lebanon, the new Austrian ambassador to Lebanon, Dr. Rene Paul Amery A new summer playground for kindergarten classes in the "Beth Aleph" educational center at the Lazarus Parents School in Ashrafieh, which was equipped with various games necessary to develop children's skills, to be a safe and friendly place for them, after it was destroyed in the explosion of the port of Beirut.

The inauguration was attended by the founder of the project, Father Ziad Haddad, the Regional President of the Lazarus Fathers in the East, the President of Caritas Lebanon, Father Michel Abboud, the representative of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, Ms. Renee Sabbagh, and the responsible directors of the Association.

In this context, Ambassador Amery expressed his great gratitude for the positive impact of the project and its role in protecting the rights of foreign workers and their presence in Lebanon, and praised the association's active work in this direction.

In addition, personal hygiene and home hygiene classes were distributed to the families of foreign workers.

It is noteworthy that the “Beth Alef” school project has 130 students, and was established in 2010, in cooperation with Caritas Austria, Caritas Lebanon and the Office of Social Services for Lazarus Parents, so that it continues to provide school education for the children of migrant foreign workers, even during the Covid-19 pandemic.