There are over 1.5 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon, living in over 2,000 informal makeshift camps. One of these camps in Ketermaya, Lebanon shelters 350 refugees including 140 children and 25 orphans. All of these refugees come from the poorest communities in Syria, a country they dearly love but had to flee to survive.

 

Our Mission

To help Syria's Kids in a Ketermaya, Lebanon refugee camp to reclaim their lives by providing food and basic needs, a healthy environment, plus the education to help them realize their greatest potential.

 

food and basic needs 

Food, water, fuel and medicine are in serious deficit for the families and children in Ketermaya. Currently vats of water are delivered each day but the quantity does not meet their daily needs and the water must be boiled before drinking. Food is not plentiful or balanced making the coping skills of the children and families living in a refugee camp even more challenging. Lack of fuel means light and heat are not available in evenings, during the most critical times of need. Medicine and medical aid is sparse and administered for only the most desperate of needs.

A monthly $29 donation supports the cost of food, water, fuel and hygiene, per refugee. $145 per family per month provides food and basic needs for a family of 5. When we combine your donation with support from other donors, all the children and families benefit because their whole environment is being transformed.

 

A HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT

Sanitation, sewage management and pest control are in dire need to support a healthy environment. Lack of rodent control results in children being bitten at night exposing them to the risk of disease and infection. Risk of cholera and other life threatening illnesses are prevalent as a result of the poor conditions of the camp.

We are raising funds for long-term initiatives to help solve these issues. We can transform Ketermaya into a healthy living environment for these deserving human beings. Donations at any level does make a difference.

 

Education

Without education, there is high threat of creating a "lost generation" among Syrian children.

The children living in Ketermaya crave education. To address this need, Help Syria's Kids is organizing non-formal education courses in English, Arabic and Math. This enables the Syrian Ketermaya children a chance to catch up to their peers in formal Lebanese classrooms. Our objective is to help the children improve aptitude so they can attend local school programs at appropriate grade levels. This includes addressing fees, supplies and transport costs for school programs. We have partnered with organizations to provide art and music programs that nurture psychosocial support for the children who have all experienced tremendous trauma.

We are raising funds for these ongoing initiatives and improved school facilities. Donations at any level combined with the support from other donors helps to realize transformation and possibilities in Education for these refugees.