How IOCC is helping in Lebanon:
Lebanon is a small Arab country bordering the Mediterranean Sea, Israel and Syria. Most children in Lebanon attend private schools because the public schools receive very little money from the government to buy supplies and books. IOCC has been helping Lebanon’s public school children since 2001 by providing nutritious school snacks, installing new computer and science labs, and continues to help with repairing worn out school roofs and bathrooms. Violence in the neighboring country, Syria, is forcing many families to leave their homes with nothing just to find safety in Lebanon. IOCC is providing these families with emergency supplies of diapers and blankets for babies, and health kits filled with soap, towels, toothbrushes and bandages.
Click here to learn about an IOCC project that is helping kids in Lebanon.
Thirteen-year-old Rana and her 8-year-old brother, Ali, are students in Al Shiyyah Public School in Beirut, one of 181 schools being served by IOCC’s education program in Lebanon. As they speak, their eyes tell a sad story of neglect and loneliness.
How you can help:
1) Pray for the children of Lebanon, and their families.
2) Pack a School or Health kit for children in need.
3) Ask an adult to send a special donation on your behalf to help provide food, shelter and clothing for people served by IOCC.
(Adults: click here to make a donation online).
Ancient Lebanon was famous for its large forests of cedar trees which are mostly no longer in existence today. King Solomon even built his house out of these trees (1 Kings 7: 2-7).