Connect Children Now/Defence for Children

The organization empowers vulnerable children in Lebanon through education, mental health aid and legal support aiming for a brighter more equitable future.


Issue AreaEducation

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Our Mission

All children must be respected and that their basic human rights –civil, political, economic, social and cultural– be guaranteed without any discrimination, regardless of their background or circumstances.

The Need

Lebanon hosts 1.5M refugees, 35% children, almost half of them are out of school. Limited resources hinder education, leading to high dropout rates. Girls face violence, exploitation, early marriage. Legal protection and support are insufficient, compounding trauma and hindering well-being.

The Solution

CCN/DCI supports vulnerable children affected by violence and exploitation, emphasizing quality education, mental health services and legal aid. "Incredible ME" method aids through movement and art therapy, while "She Leads" program empowers young girls fostering a future of equality and leadership.

Our Impact

(1) 18 centers offering hope for vulnerable children (refugees and working children) (2) 9 Early Childhood Education Centers established (3) Serving 21000 children annually (4) Empowering 100+ individuals through capacity-building (5) Successful integration of 9000 out-of-school children in a decade

About this Organization

Issue AreaEducation

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