DIRECT AID PROGRAM (DAP) PROJECTS FUNDED IN 2010-2011
Association for the Rehabilitation of Handicapped and the Ill – The Association operates Happy Home – a centre in Saida for Lebanese and Palestinian children with intellectual disabilities who would otherwise be excluded from education. Australia’s DAP funded the purchase of toys, materials and classroom furniture.
The Autism Learning Institute for Applied Behaviour Analysis (ALI for ABA) – Based in Ain Ounoub, ALI for ABA provides education for children with autism and intellectual disabilities. Australia’s DAP funded the purchase of outdoor playground equipment, which will help enhance the childrens’ social, emotional and cognitive development in a non-threatening environment.
Bcharre Technical School – The Bcharre Technical School is only educational institution of its kind in the Bcharre area that provides vocational training free of charge. Australia’s DAP funded the implementation of a new heating system at the school.
Unite Lebanon Youth Project (ULYP) – Australia’s DAP funded the purchase of playground equipment and educational material for the ULYP kindergarten in Debbieh.
Catharsis – Lebanese Centre for Drama Therapy – Catharsis, which encourages emotional and psychological healing through the use of art and theatre, organised an art and craft workshop in Roumieh Prison. Over 100 inmates have attended the workshop so far, and numbers continue to expand. Australia’s DAP funded the refurbishment of the workshop venue.
Armenian Relief Cross in Lebanon – The Armenian Relief Cross in Lebanon established the Araxy Boulghourdjian Socio-Medical Centre in Bourj Hammoud in 1987. The Centre continues to provide social and medical services to poor and needy people from different religious and ethnic backgrounds. Australia’s DAP funded the purchase of new and much-needed laboratory equipment.
The Association of Social Services – The Association provides care for elderly people with physical and mental disabilities in Tripoli. Australia’s DAP funded the purchase of additional physiotherapy equipment, which will help the Association meet the increasing demand of its patients.