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 our Scottish founder tony 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 our Scottish founder tony 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 our Scottish founder tony 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.

even though we love what we do, our goal is to become obsolete. We dream of one day handing over everything we’ve built to our community so that they can sustainably support themselves and their families. we’re proud to say we now have a local team of fifteen incredible staff, all Lebanese workers and Syrian and Palestinian refugees who live in the communities we work with, and because of them, we’re closer than ever to achieving our goal.

We’re ready to sit back and let our team create their own dreams, because after all, nobody knows the needs of their communities like they do. And so, while we voluntarily finish tying up some loose ends in the background, we’d like to ask you all to be part of this with us, to help us raise more funds and grow our supporters, so that together, we can continue to pay our team’s wages, we can finance their collective needs and wants, and watch their magic unfold.

even though we love what we do, our goal is to become obsolete. We dream of one day handing over everything we’ve built to our community so that they can sustainably support themselves and their families. we’re proud to say we now have a local team of fifteen incredible staff, all Lebanese workers and Syrian and Palestinian refugees who live in the communities we work with, and because of them, we’re closer than ever to achieving our goal.

We’re ready to sit back and let our team create their own dreams, because after all, nobody knows the needs of their communities like they do. And so, while we voluntarily finish tying up some loose ends in the background, we’d like to ask you all to be part of this with us, to help us raise more funds and grow our supporters, so that together, we can continue to pay our team’s wages, we can finance their collective needs and wants, and watch their magic unfold.

even though we love what we do, our goal is to become obsolete. We dream of one day handing over everything we’ve built to our community so that they can sustainably support themselves and their families. we’re proud to say we now have a local team of fifteen incredible staff, all Lebanese workers and Syrian and Palestinian refugees who live in the communities we work with, and because of them, we’re closer than ever to achieving our goal.

We’re ready to sit back and let our team create their own dreams, because after all, nobody knows the needs of their communities like they do. And so, while we voluntarily finish tying up some loose ends in the background, we’d like to ask you all to be part of this with us, to help us raise more funds and grow our supporters, so that together, we can continue to pay our team’s wages, we can finance their collective needs and wants, and watch their magic unfold.

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.

Mishwar amal- trips of hope
bank of scotland
sort code: 80-22-60
account number: 14908361
bic: bofsgbs1sdp

let’s build playgrounds in refugee camps

We've been working with local Syrian carpenter, Abo Mo, to build a workshop and buy tools for his camp so we can be ready to help kids, their communities and provide jobs. for each $100 raised we will be able to visit a different camp and abo mo can setup one large piece of play equipment. The more we raise, the more we can do for these kids and their communities!