Alma El Shaab, South Lebanon: Holy Family School

Provide new classroom furniture

Located in the extreme south of Lebanon, the village of Alma El Shaab is home to some of the country’s poorest citizens. The Holy Family School enrolls 250 students from the surrounding villages, 150 of whom suffer major financial difficulty. Currently, the population is mostly farmers who depend on the cultivation of tobacco and olives, providing an unstable and low income.

In 2013, EOL provided the school with a new computer lab for the students and the need continues.

We were able to reach our goal and raise $5,230 to provide furnishings for two classrooms – 32 student desks, 2 teachers’ tables with chairs and 2 wooden closets along with bulletin boards. Although the request was not great, it greatly improved the comfort of the children, who previously used decrepit chairs and desks.