Educational projects


An IECD initiative in the Sed El-Bouchrieh region, the Janah educational and social center opened its doors in 2006 to support the most needy children, refugees, and underserved Lebanese. The center helps students to continue their studies and to provide the appropriate atmosphere for their personal development.

This is done within the framework of a comprehensive approach that supports all components of the child’s personality and creates strong bonds between them, their family, and their environment.

The Janah Center, which has become a pillar of social ties, aims to transform the neighborhood into a place for all residents in the surrounding area, promoting peace and coexistence.

Janah has four main objectives:

  • Sustain children and adolescent education, and retain them in formal education systems.
  • Provide high-quality psychological and social support for children and youth, and their families, enabling them to face down difficulties and traumas.
  • Conduct self-development activities to enhance students’ psychological comfort, expression skills, and personal growth.
  • Support the residents of surrounding neighborhoods through raising awareness and psychological follow-up, if need be.

In 2019-20 school year, the Janah Center was able to support about 280 children and adolescents and help more than 100 families.

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The activities

children & teenagers
psycho-social monitoring professionals
transportation service
study and academic guidance sessions
parents in the parents' committee


The Mosaik project took shape in 2004 to create a specialized school for children with mental disorders (Down Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Disability, Autism, etc.).

Every year, Mosaik welcomes about 90 children from the age of three at Foyer de la Providence, located in the suburbs of Saida. Thirty-five specialized educators and therapists teach classes of a maximum of six students, and ensure medical follow-up for the children.

Trait d’Union

IECD and Semeurs d’Avenir launched the Trait d’Union (“hyphen”) project in 2010. A team of psychomotor therapists and specialized educators train teachers from different regular schools to detect children with learning disabilities, adapting their pedagogy accordingly.

Trait d’Union also raises awareness among parents and children on the subject of learning disabilities.