mishwar means journey in arabic. come + join us on this one.

we’re mishwar, a small children’s charity living and working in north lebanon, near the Syrian border. relying mostly on your generous donations, we work with refugee youth and locals, providing support through community-driven initiatives that are creative, empowering and playful. we started way back in may 2016, when we moved here in response to the ongoing refugee crisis. Over the years, with some voluntary help from many loving hands, our creative projects and grass-roots approach have enabled us to bring together and connect different vulnerable communities across Akkar, Lebanon’s poorest region. The needs are increasing and the way we work is constantly adapting so we’re grateful for your support along the way. we’re excited for mishwar’s next chapter.

mishwar means journey in arabic. come + join us on this one.

we’re mishwar, a small children’s charity living and working in north lebanon, near the Syrian border. relying mostly on your generous donations , we work with refugee youth and locals, providing support through community-driven initiatives that are creative, empowering and playful. we started way back in may 2016, when we moved here in response to the ongoing refugee crisis. Over the years, with some voluntary help from many loving hands, our creative projects and grass-roots approach have enabled us to bring together and connect different vulnerable communities across Akkar, Lebanon’s poorest region. The needs are increasing and the way we work is constantly adapting so we’re grateful for your support along the way. we’re excited for mishwar’s next chapter.we

mishwar means journey in arabic. come + join us on this one.

we’re mishwar, a small children’s charity living and working in north lebanon, near the Syrian border. relying mostly on your generous donations, we work with refugee youth and locals, providing support through community-driven initiatives that are creative, empowering and playful. we started way back in may 2016, when we moved here in response to the ongoing refugee crisis. Over the years, with some voluntary help from many loving hands, our creative projects and grass-roots approach have enabled us to bring together and connect different vulnerable communities across Akkar, Lebanon’s poorest region. The needs are increasing and the way we work is constantly adapting so we’re grateful for your support along the way. we’re excited for mishwar’s next chapter.

we’re not like other organisations. we realised years ago that while ngos have a role to play, the ultimate goal must always be to empower real people and real communities. we’re hyper-conscious of the fact that the wellbeing and progress of local communities are best served by locals themselves, and that’s why everyday we strive to put decisions and power into the hands of our team, led by um hassan, abo mo and abo qosay. nothing makes us prouder than to see our team leading the way.

We are funded and supported by individuals out there like you, not governments or corporations, which means we can be very responsive to needs as they occur and develop daily. We spend no time sitting in fancy offices, instead spending all our time in the tents and local meeting areas of our communities. Your support for us translates to direct support for marginalized yet striving communities. We believe our model of making ourselves accountable to the local community and highlighting and sharing our progress with you out there, is at the heart of a real, sustainable and healthy solution.

we’re not like other organisations. we realised years ago that while ngos have a role to play, the ultimate goal must always be to empower real people and real communities. we’re hyper-conscious of the fact that the wellbeing and progress of local communities are best served by locals themselves, and that’s why everyday we strive to put decisions and power into the hands of our team, led by um hassan, abo mo and abo qosay. nothing makes us prouder than to see our team leading the way.

We are funded and supported by individuals out there like you, not governments or corporations, which means we can be very responsive to needs as they occur and develop daily. We spend no time sitting in fancy offices, instead spending all our time in the tents and local meeting areas of our communities. Your support for us translates to direct support for marginalized yet striving communities. We believe our model of making ourselves accountable to the local community and highlighting and sharing our progress with you out there, is at the heart of a real, sustainable and healthy solution.

we’re not like other organisations. we realised years ago that while ngos have a role to play, the ulti-mate goal must always be to empower real people and real communities. we’re hyper-conscious of the fact that the wellbeing and progress of local communities are best served by locals themselves, and that’s why everyday we strive to put decisions and power into the hands of our team, led by um hassan, abo mo and abo qosay. nothing makes us prouder than to see our team leading the way.

We are funded and supported by individuals out there like you, not governments or corporations, which means we can be very responsive to needs as they occur and develop daily. We spend no time sitting in fancy offices, instead spending all our time in the tents and local meeting areas of our communities. Your support for us translates to direct support for marginalized yet striving communities. We believe our model of making ourselves accountable to the local community and highlighting and sharing our progress with you out there, is at the heart of a real, sustainable and healthy solution.

We’ve got our mama bear Um Hassan, our carpenter Abo Mo, our soap maker and handyman Abo Qosay, our soccer coach Hassan, our janitor Bakr, our jewellery maker Soraya, and our teachers Su-zanne, Ilham, Marwa, Nosaiba, Rowaida, Jana and Alaa.

We’ve got our mama bear Um Hassan, our carpenter Abo Mo, our soap maker and handyman Abo Qosay, our soccer coach Hassan, our janitor Bakr, our jewellery maker Soraya, and our teachers Su-zanne, Ilham, Marwa, Nosaiba, Rowaida, Jana and Alaa.

We’ve got our mama bear Um Hassan, our carpenter Abo Mo, our soap maker and handyman Abo Qosay, our soccer coach Hassan, our janitor Bakr, our jewellery maker Soraya, and our teachers Su-zanne, Ilham, Marwa, Nosaiba, Rowaida, Jana and Alaa.

we don't have much, and some months we barely scrape by, relying almost entirely on your donations, but we always manage to make the most out of what we do have. whether it's surprising kids with ice cream, or paying for a child's life saving surgery, we always find a way. these are all the things we're doing, and when we say 'we,' we mean all of us, that includes our volunteers, our local team and all of you, our generous supporters. mishwar is a team effort, we can't do it without you. 

we don't have much, and some months we barely scrape by, relying almost entirely on your donations, but we always manage to make the most out of what we do have. whether it's surprising kids with ice cream, or paying for a child's life saving surgery, we always find a way. these are all the things we're doing, and when we say 'we,' we mean all of us, that includes our volunteers, our local team and all of you, our generous supporters. mishwar is a team effort, we can't do it without you. 

We’re supporting local business + providing free haircuts for the kids.

We’re giving recycled ovens + ingredients to rural communities.

We’re letting kids be kids by taking them on adventures + running movie nights.

We’re renting a soccer pitch for the community + training the kids weekly.

We’re providing education in the camps + teaching a range of classes.

We’re providing emergency + life changing medical care.

We’re building playgrounds, classrooms + communal spaces.

We’re supporting young refugee musicians spread their music + their words.

We’re providing food security by growing our own produce.

We’re making unique products by hand + selling them in our beirut shop.

we’re painting + repairing people’s tents + homes to make them safer.

We’re doing creative activities that let the kids imaginations run free.

watch Alexandre Garacotche’s  2018  doco to see us in action. 

watch Alexandre Garacotche’s  2018  documentary to see us in action. 

we don’t have much, and some months we barely scrape by, relying almost entirely on your donations, but we always manage to make the most out of what we do have. whether it’s surprising kids with ice cream, or paying for a child’s life saving surgery, we always find a way. these are all the things we’re doing, and when we say ‘we,’ we mean all of us, that includes our volunteers, our local team and all of you, our generous supporters. mishwar is a team effort, we can’t do it without you. 

watch Alexandre Garacotche’s  2018  doco to see us in action. 

We’re supporting local business + providing free haircuts for the kids.

We’re making + distributing recycled ovens + ingredients to rural communities.

We’re letting kids be kids by taking them on adventures + running movie nights.

We’re renting a soccer pitch for the community + training the kids weekly.

We’re providing education in the camps + teaching a range of classes.

We’re providing emergency + life changing medical care + support.

We’re building playgrounds, classrooms + communal spaces for the camps.

We’re supporting young refugee musicians spread their music + their words.

We’re providing food security by growing our own produce in the camp farm.

We’re making unique products by hand + selling them in our beirut shop.

we’re painting + repairing people’s homes to make them safer + warmer.

We’re doing creative activities + projects that let the kids imaginations run free.

We’re supporting local business + providing free haircuts for the kids.

We’re making + distributing recycled ovens + ingredients to rural communities.

We’re letting kids be kids by taking them on adventures + running movie nights.

We’re renting a soccer pitch for the community + training the kids weekly.

We’re providing education in the camps + teaching a range of classes.

We’re providing emergency + life changing medical care.

We’re building playgrounds, classrooms + communal spaces for the camps.

We’re supporting young refugee musicians spread their music + their words.

We’re providing food security by growing our own produce in the camp farm.

We’re making unique products by hand + selling them in our beirut shop.

We’re painting + repairing people’s tents + homes to make them safer + warmer.

We’re doing creative activities + projects that let the kids imaginations run free.

introducing mishwar’s mindful mandalas

A lovely downloadable colouring book, with drawings from our children to yours! these kids have poured out their hearts here to bring you all something beautiful so let’s show our love and support for them. let’s use this initiative to make the world a little more beautiful and a little less unfair.

mishwar’s mindful mandalas

A lovely downloadable colouring book, with drawings from our children to yours! these kids have poured out their hearts here to bring you all something beautiful so let’s show our love and support for them. let’s use this initiative to make the world a little more beautiful and a little less unfair.

we’d love to hear from you!
email us at: tony@mishwar.org