What is The Place For Childhood in The Midst for Survival?

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, 4.8 million Syrians have fled to Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, and Iraq since the Syrian Civil War began five years ago. More than half are under the age of 18. The average stay of refugees is 17 years–an entire childhood. Global displacement has surpassed that witnessed in the wake of World War II, and children remain its most impacted victims.

The BSA Syria Initiative aims to address a need for child-focused public space facilities to help improve the quality of life for Syrian refugee families in Lebanon, as well as their local counterparts. The project will allow for the design and construction of the public space adjacent to the Dalhamyieh Learning Center in the Bekaa Valley. The initiative will establish a collaboration with design professionals in Beirut and the Boston area, in partnership with the Karam Foundation and Sawa for Development and Aid.


Fundraising Goal: $50,000 

progress: $25,000 of the $50,000 has been raised 

This project is only made possible by reaching the fundraising goal.