The construction works in Mar Elias have been completed!

On the 5th of October 2016, another important activity of the project “Strenghtening of social and educational services for minors in Palestinian refugees camps of Mar Elias, Burj el Barajneh and Rashidieh in Lebanon”, co-financed by the Italian Cooperation, has been completed.

In Mar Elias, the Center of the local counterpart Ghassan Kanafani Cultural Foundation (GKCF) has been renovated with the building of a new floor, also realized with the funding of the Waldensian community in Italy. The floor will host a multifunctional room, a storage room provided with a toilet and a kitchenette, as well as a terrace. Now, the 60 children enrolled in the kindergarten and their families will benefit from brighter and more wholesome spaces for the educational activities included in the GKCF program. In fact, during autumn and winter frequent rains and the wind made the small courtyard of the center unusable for whatever activity.

Furthermore, all the external walls of the center have been repainted according to the former chromatic model, yellow and blue, two nice colors that make GKCF center stand out in the Mar Elias surrounding.