A Dream to Help People with Down Syndrome in Lebanon
Wafa Basha, a volunteer with Anera’s peace through sports program, talks about her dream of starting an organization to help children with Down syndrome in Lebanon. Her goal is not only to develop their skills, but also to assist them in entering the job market.
Wafa is an example of the kinds of inspiring young people Anera engages in our youth programing in Lebanon. Their experiences with Anera help them feel empowered to realize dreams beyond what is in front of them.
With funding from Helping Hand for Relief and Development, Anera has rehabilitated 12 homes to make them more resilient against flooding and more habitable in a variety of ways.
This week, Sean Carroll, Anera’s president and chief executive officer, visited sites across Lebanon where Anera works. Here he reports from two locations in Akkar, in the northern part of the country. From the Ritaj El Hayat Medical Center In…