How it Began
Recreational facilities are important for a child to develop social and interactive skills from an early age. Appropriate playground facilities and toys allow children to play in a safe manner. The provision of such equipment enhances a child’s ability to make friends and learn how to socialise with others. Furthermore, allowing children to discover their talents and to explore their artistic skills is essential to one’s childhood. Unfortunately, some disadvantaged children from Jounieh do not have access to these vital facilities.
How it Worked
The supply of recreational toys and equipment for a fine arts classroom allowed the kindergarten students to develop an array of new skills.
WHERE: Jounieh, Keserwan
WHO: 1600 students
Paradis d’enfants, is a non-profit primary school, home to over 1600 students from Jounieh and suburbs. The playground of the school was in poor conditions and was not designed to cater for young people needs. It was in need of refurbishment and it included equipment that reached the end of its life. As a result the wellbeing of students was undermined.
As part of this youth development project, Live Lebanon introduced to the school new venues that accommodate sports and entertainment purposes. A tent was put up in an open area to allow the students to practice sports during the summer as well as during the winter. And a theater was built to enhance the students’ access to the artist withing them.
This project was made possible thanks to the special help of our Goodwill Ambassador Mrs. Bouran Bouery
Live Lebanon project in partnership with Tetra Pak took the initiative to rehabilitate part of the school’s playground.
In addition to a generous financial contribution from Tetra Pak, Tetra Pak employees volunteerd to participate in the process of beautifying and redesigning the playground hand in hand with the Paradis d’enfants students.
Through Live Lebanon, companies and individuals have the opportunity to become agents of development by supporting any of the vital projects that Live Lebanon is implementing across the country.