by Sean Carroll
Om Ahmed is a role model for the women in her community. Not only is she highly influential, but she’s called the leader by her neighbors.
It’s not hard to see why—this grandmother never stops. Each morning, she slips on her sneakers and her traditional embroidered dress and goes for a walk on the seashore. In the afternoons, she spends time with her grandsons. And in between, she’s leading a women’s initiative to bring health and hygiene to her water-scarce community.
To encourage youth in rural areas of Lebanon to contribute to their communities and address social problems, ANERA is giving teens the chance to take charge.
The aim is to help youth bring their own innovative solutions to life, by providing financial as well as logistical support. These initiatives positively affect youth by sharpening their job and life skills and offering platforms to prove themselves.
A new kidney dialysis unit has been installed at Safad Hospital in Beddawi Palestinian refugee camp.
This marks an achievement in health care services for Palestinian refugees in Lebanon.
In response to this crisis, ANERA is reaching refugees and impoverished host communities through a variety of job skills training courses that boost employability among the most vulnerable segments of the population.