A school for Syrian refugee children living in Lebanon
Welcome to Gharsah Sweden!
(Gharsah is the Arabic word for sprout)
Gharsah Sweden is is a non-governmental organization founded to financially support the Gharsah School – a refugee school in Lebanon.
The school was founded and is run by Mohamad Aljounde and his family, now living in Älmhult.
For his work Mohamad received the International Children’s peace price in 2017.
Welcome to learn more about us and be part of making a change.
Gharsah school was established in 2014 in the Bekaa region of Lebanon by a group of Syrian activists and multidisciplinary professionals wishing to contribute to alleviating the multiple hardships of Syrian refugees through educational, Psychosocial, and civil empowerment for children, adolescent, and women. And it is located in Bekaa Valley – Al Marj – Lebanon.
Mohamad and his family contacted Syrian activists and education professionals in Lebanon and Germany. They gathered donations and started the school in a tent. By winning a prize and with grants from Molham Volunteering Team they were able to build a real school in May 2014. Further funding was supplied for a year by Trócaire and Cafod.
Now we are in dear need for new support to keep the school open.
Movie about the school
Empower Syrian Refugee Women, Children, and Adolescent girls in Bekaa, Lebanon to actively engage in improving their own capacities; and to strengthen women’s roles within their own families and beyond in an environment free of gender based and domestic violence while both women and children are equipped with the potential of contributing to building a future.
Syrian Refugee Women, Children and Adolescent girls in Bekaa, Lebanon enjoy equal opportunities enabling them to achieve their maximum potential in life with appropriate educational and personnel capacities, and support from their communities.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
DONATE The school is run exclusively by project funds and donations made by non-governmental organizations and private persons.
In order to secure the children’s schooling we need continuity in the economy situation.
Monthly donations are the best way to support.
300 SEK (approximately 30 €) secures schooling of a child for one month – all donations are welcome.
Make monthly donations via autogiro. Simply go into your bank account, in autogiro look for the receiver Gharsah Sweden. Once asked for a giver number fill in your Swedish personal number.
One time donations via your bank & bankgironumber 5043-4620