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The Lebanese Union for Child Welfare

Address: Hamra St., Rbez Bldg., Ground floor.
Tel/fax: 01 345150

Founded in 1949 and registered under the number 585/AD, the Lebanese Union for ChildWelfare was initially affiliated to the International Union for Child Welfare. First of its kind in the Arab world, its activities are spread through out the Lebanese territory.

Main Objectives

  • To implement the Convention on the Rights of the Child ratified by Lebanon in 1991.
  • To implement the Lebanese laws concerning children
  • To implement the Charter on the Rights of the Arab child
  • To conduct research and studies on the state of the child in Lebanon
  • To disseminate the principles, resolutions and recommendations adopted at international and regional conferences.
  • To help NGOs, members of the Union, in their activities

Activities

  • Organizing training courses, workshops, conferences on the state of children, and the promotion of their rights

Publications

For all Arabic publications, please refer to The Lebanese Union for Child Welfare (Arabic)

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The Lebanese Association for the Protection of Juvenile Delinquents

P.O. Box: 116/2423
Tel/fax: 01 427973

Since its foundation in 1939 under decree no 29/E.B., this association has been committed to providing effective answers to the many problems encountered by juvenild delinquents. Its activities are devined by decree-law no 119, September 16, 1983, as amended by law no 182, December 22, 1992.

Main objectives

  • To take appropriate prevention and control measures for delinquents under 12 years old
  • To ensure follow-up investigation on how delinquents with prison sentences are admitted, confined, released and transferred to their communities
  • To issue specific reports on deention conditions liable to necessary changes
  • To ensure proper counselling for a delinquent’s parents or guardian

Activities

  • Providing institutions or foster homes ensuring the placement of formerly sentenced juvenile delinquents with necessary help and support
  • Setting up surveillance and follow-up programs for paroled delinquents and subsequently issue appropriate reports for legal examination
  • Organizing rehabilitation, counselling, vocational training and treatment programs for delinquents
  • Providing proper health services for the treatment of juvenile delinquents

Publications

  • For all Arabic publications please refer to The Lebanese Association for the Protection of Juvenile Delinquents (Arabic)

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The Lebanese Child Home Association (AFEL)

Tel/fax: 01 481690 - 01494411

This non-governmental organization was founded in 1976 at the beginning of the war in Lebanon. Its purpose is to serve orphaned children or social cases and their families. AFEL is a lay, non-political and non-confessional organization. Authorized in 1977, it has been declared of public interest by the Lebanese government in 1987 by decree no 3872

Main objectives

  • Take care of needy children and children with social problems
  • Ensure the education and training of the children with social problems
  • Help the children in their social and economic rehabilitation
  • Contribute to the well-being and development of the child and his family in their environment and to the rehabilitation of the family

Activities

  • Providing socioeducational services to children from families with social problems such as drugs, alcoholism and child abuse
  • Establishing centers that provide secure and stimulating environment for pre-deliquent children
  • Organizing pre-professional workshops, manual and artistici workshops as well as animation programs for children
  • Providing children not attending school, with remedial courses for at least one academic year

Publications

  • For all Arabic publications, please refer to The Lebanese Child Home Association (Arabic)

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The National Institution of Social Care & Vocational Training

Address: Abu Shaker - Essaha Bldg. 3rd floor
P.O. Box: 135/621
Tel/fax: 01 816115 - 1704831

This institution was established in 1976 and registered under the number 135/AD, mainly through the initiative of the Secretariat of the General Union of Palestinian Women.

Main objectives

  • To help needy families by providing monthly financial support, through a special sponsorship program
  • To provide cultural, recreational, educational and health services for children and their families, through special programs directed to women and youth
  • To focus on preserving the Palestinian identity by reviving Palestinian culture and heritage

Activities

  • Establishing centers inside Palestinian camps
  • Providing educational and cultural activities to children living within the camps
  • Providing vocational training to women and the youth
  • Establishing dental clinics, general poly-clinic and kindergartens

Publications

  • For all Arabic publications please refer to The National Institution of Social Care & Vocational Training (Arabic)

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