Makeup training helps an Iraqi refugee in Lebanon learn new skillsNovember 6, 2018
Restoring hope and dignityDecember 5, 2018
“We are originally from a small village near Aleppo. We had a big family who loved us and took care of my son Ahmad, who has a physical disability.
Life in Lebanon has been very harsh. We lived at my brother-in-law’s house but Ahmad’s cousins kept making fun of him and beating him. Thankfully, we heard about MERATH’s partner, which has been helping us tremendously for more than a year.
Ahmad now receives many health services like physical therapy twice a week. The center helped us pay for neurologist and orthopedist consultations, many tests, glasses, and a wheelchair. We would never have been able to afford any of this!
But the best part is that here, Ahmad has become so popular! Everyone looks at him like he’s important, like he is a normal child. He even started going to the center’s education program!
I used to feel like we were just some “poor refugees.” The people in this center showed me that we are humans who deserve support and respect. They don’t just hand out money and send us away. They give us dignity.
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