Together with the local NGO partners Akkarouna, Mouvement Social, Abaad and AFEL Liban, online sessions on psycho-social support (PSS) are provided to children and adults through group discussions, as well as awareness-raising sessions on protection risks and on COVID-19.
For instance, the interactive e-sessions conducted by AFEL aimed at providing psychos-social support to vulnerable Syrian and Lebanese children, focusing on boosting their self-confidence and self-esteem during these challenging times of lock down and social instability. When children are prone to negative feelings, the PSS session supports them to strengthen their resilience and build the right mindset, through naturalizing the feeling of happiness in their daily lives. The activities used with children were based on storytelling, drawing and constructive visual content.
Educators of Abaad facilitated emotional support groups through phone calls with parents. The aim was to strengthen their emotional resilience during the challenging times of COVID-19.
Akkarouna continued to provide vulnerable children and women remotely with psycho-social support, COVID-19 awareness and positive parenting e-sessions to support the families build their resilience and cope with the current situation. The Covid-19 awareness sessions were used to disseminate relevant information and offer the beneficiaries a platform where they can discuss and learn and also debunk myths around the subject. Mothers who participated in positive parenting sessions showed high levels of participation and enthusiasm. They felt comfortable at home, as they were saved the anxiety of leaving their families and their shores unattended.
The e-sessions conducted by Mouvement Social supported parents with positive parenting, using audio visual materials, like videos, imagery and informative posters to increase their knowledge and strengthen their resilience and help them cope with the COVID-19 challenging times. Mouvement Social supported as well vulnerable children with online psychos-social sessions to ease the stress created by the lockdown, focusing as well on important topics like the bullying faced by many children during the outbreak.
April – June 2020
More than 1300 children and 3,200 adults are reached
through online PSS and awareness-raising sessions on
Protection, Child Protection and COVID-19