Who Are We
At the end of the year 2011, the youth initiative Sawa4Syria was founded as a reaction to the dire gap in fulfilling the needs of Syrian refugees in Lebanon. Sawa was among the first initiatives on the ground, encompassing a big number of students, individuals, professionals, academics, and business men, Syrian, Lebanese, and of diverse nationalities and multiple backgrounds, united by a common aim: that humanitarian relief and development is a matter of social justice, and to raise the living standards of Syrian refugees particularly, and the families in need from all nationalities more generally, to the basic standards of a dignified life.
All efforts done by volunteers and those who supported the initiative (both materially and morally) helped Sawa4Syria to expand and become a non profit organization (Sawa for Development and Aid), to work in different areas, including but beyond relief, in projects that transform the individual from beneficiary to an independent agent in society.
Contribute in building an integrated society through developing the capacities of individuals and providing them with material and psychosocial support.
Improve the living conditions of families in need and the help individuals in the community change from beneficiaries to independent agents through developing their expertise. In addition, our vision is to provide them with material, logistical, and psychological support for them in order to live a dignified life with minimum standards, through diverse complementary programs (relief, development and educational, among others).
• Provide full relief programs to the beneficiaries
• Set up community centers where needed
• Provide developmental projects
• Finance small projects
• Provide a supportive educational program for children not benefiting from schooling