Children Incorporated works in collaboration with the Father Andeweg Institute for the Deaf in Riad El Solh Beirut, Lebanon. Among the students who attend this school are many Syrian child refugees who have been hearing-impaired since birth. Not only have their families had to face the enormous challenge of adequately accommodating the special needs of a deaf child, but they have also had no choice but to flee their home country in search of safety.
These refugee households are particularly lacking, as without any support from the Lebanese government because of their immigration status, it is incredibly difficult for them to supply their children with the equipment, care, and nutrition they require in order to get an education. More and more child refugees continue to be enrolled in the Children Incorporated program at the school, so your support is very desperately needed.
Through our association with the Father Andeweg Institute for the Deaf and the generosity of our sponsors and donors, provisions have been made so that many youngsters are already receiving medical and psychological care, food, speech therapy lessons, and clothing. The need continues to be great for so many others, however – who, if sponsored, would experience a dramatic positive change in their lives.
You may also contribute to supply the thirteen children currently without hearing aids with the equipment they require in order to have the opportunity to grow academically and emotionally. Without your help, the odds against them will continue to be stunting, and they will miss a chance to overcome what at present appear to them to be insurmountable obstacles.
Powerful hearing aids alone cost between $400 and $600 each, and they are essential for a deaf child to have – especially in school. Hearing today will give these kids the promise of a brighter, more vibrant tomorrow – a tomorrow in which they have the potential to succeed, even as refugees.
Additionally, the school requires a generator, equipment for the science lab and for making ear molds, materials for the speech and language departments, and school supplies. The estimated cost of fulfilling all of these needs exceeds $15,000.
HOW DO I SPONSOR A CHILD IN LEBANON?
You can sponsor a child in Lebanon in one of three ways – call our office and speak with one of our sponsorship specialists at 1-800-538-5381, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or go online to our donation portal, create and account, and search for a child in India that is available for sponsorship.