As it is for communities around the world, for people living in refugee camps, education is the key to a better life. With your help, Anera is working to open doors and create new opportunities for refugees in Palestine and Lebanon.
Aya, a young woman living in Sidon, Lebanon, was able to access free sewing classes through Anera’s non-formal education and job skills program, a partnership with UNICEF. The program also connected her with an internship with a seamstress in her community, which ultimately led to a position at a local workshop. Thanks to this progress, Aya and her family are now able to live comfortably.
Aya’s story isn’t unique. She’s one of more than 4,100 people who have found hope and opportunity through the program, and that’s just one of our initiatives. A scholarship from Anera, for example, helped Rayan graduate from the top of her nursing class at Sidoon University College.
Your support has also helped us improve infrastructure and install solar power in schools in Hatta and Jalqamous, West Bank. Our Early Childhood Development program has donated books and educational games to preschools in Palestine.
From preschool to higher education, formal training to informal skills-building, Anera’s programs are succeeding in some of the world’s most vulnerable places thanks to your support. Read more stories below.