With Bait al-Shams, just.childhood is offering the children of Shatila Refugee Camp a safe space for learning and simply being a child on a continuous, reliable basis and prepare them for school. We are working with an alternative, reformatory educational approach based on internationally developed Child Protection regulations.
For us it is important to teach children from an early age that they don’t need to limit themselves. The kindergarten aims at providing a vital creative outlet which often cannot be provided by parents, and is traditionally abandoned in favor of more academic subjects by the chronically underfunded schools.
Furthermore we aim at creating a network of support in cooperation with other NGOs in order to make sure the children are being well supported even after leaving our kindergarten.