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Lebanese Special Olympics 2017

Lebanese Special Olympics 2017

In collaboration with The Lebanese Special Olympics, Orphan Welfare Society organized a sports day for children with special needs . Around 200 athletes from different Lebanese NGOs competed in various sports including putchi, basketball, ping pong, football, and cycling. In addition to a group of volunteers: Lebanese University students, Lions Club members, Audi Bank employees, doctors, LIU volun...
In collaboration with The Lebanese Special Olympics, Orphan Welfare Society organized a sports day for children with special needs . Around 200 athletes from different Lebanese NGOs competed in various sports including putchi, basketball, ping pong, football, and cycling. In addition to a group of volunteers: Lebanese University students, Lions Club members, Audi Bank employees, doctors, LIU volunteers, Lebanese Red Cross and Lebanese Army judges. The board member of OWS, Mr. Walid Makkawi,  said while addressing the audience at the event on behalf of President, Dr. Said El-Makkaoui, “today special need children are proving that they can challenge their capabilities and to be active citiz...
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Spring Autism Carnival

Spring Autism Carnival

On the first of May, Orphan Welfare Society Saida concluded its Autism Awareness Campaign with the fundraising Spring Autism Carnival. The carnival took place at the Mohammad Al Saudi garden and was attended by PM Bahia Hariri, Mr. Tarek Baasiri on behalf of PM Fouad Siniora, Mayor of Saida Eng. Mohammad Al Saudi, Austrian ambassador HE Marian Wrba, Miss Lebanon Sandy Tabet, the Lebanese actor Wis...
On the first of May, Orphan Welfare Society Saida concluded its Autism Awareness Campaign with the fundraising Spring Autism Carnival. The carnival took place at the Mohammad Al Saudi garden and was attended by PM Bahia Hariri, Mr. Tarek Baasiri on behalf of PM Fouad Siniora, Mayor of Saida Eng. Mohammad Al Saudi, Austrian ambassador HE Marian Wrba, Miss Lebanon Sandy Tabet, the Lebanese actor Wissam Saad “Abou Talal”, Mrs. Lebanon Asia-USA Rima Irani and hundreds of Sidonian families and attendees from all over Lebanon who greatly support the cause. The carnival boasted many children’s activities which included face painting, darts, inflatables, archery, mandala, tattooing, stamping, ...
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Orphan Welfare society received an in kind do...

Orphan Welfare society received an in kind donation of IT resources from USAID

USAID has equipped two educational centers “The School of Deaf” and “Center for Communication Disorders” with Computer Lab and  Digital Learning Tools in addition to other office equipment. This in-kind assistance shall enhance the quality of  IT lessons provided by teachers and improve students’ information and technology skills required in their future academic and career endeavors. ...
USAID has equipped two educational centers “The School of Deaf” and “Center for Communication Disorders” with Computer Lab and  Digital Learning Tools in addition to other office equipment. This in-kind assistance shall enhance the quality of  IT lessons provided by teachers and improve students’ information and technology skills required in their future academic and career endeavors. It shall also accelerate the development of skills of over 150 children with audio problems and communication difficulties.
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Saida Lit It Up in Blue in Support of Childre...

Saida Lit It Up in Blue in Support of Children with Autism

Orphan Welfare Society - Saida in collaboration with Saida Municipality launched the “Light it Up Blue” event as part of its ongoing Autism Awareness Campaign - initiated a month ago- by lighting up Saida Sea Castle in blue and reflecting the campaign’s hash tag in support of children with autism on March 30th at 7:00 p.m. This initiative was also adopted by a group of organizations who lit ...
Orphan Welfare Society - Saida in collaboration with Saida Municipality launched the “Light it Up Blue” event as part of its ongoing Autism Awareness Campaign - initiated a month ago- by lighting up Saida Sea Castle in blue and reflecting the campaign’s hash tag in support of children with autism on March 30th at 7:00 p.m. This initiative was also adopted by a group of organizations who lit their buildings up in blue at the same time. These Light-it-up-in-Blue buildings include Raee Hospital, Hammoud Hospital, Labib Medical Center, The Spot Mall-Saida, Abou Merhi Foundation , Al Bassam Store, Abra Church and all OWS buildings. The event was attended by the city’s public figures, spo...
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Game Show to Support Autism

Game Show to Support Autism

Orphan Welfare Society- Saida organized an awareness-raising entertainment event at The Spot Mall - Saida as part of its ongoing Autism Awareness Campaign which was launched a month ago. Former Mr. Lebanon and Lebanese actor, Wissam Hanna, made a special appearance at the event during which he expressed his great delight in supporting such a campaign. The event started with a game show, in collabo...
Orphan Welfare Society- Saida organized an awareness-raising entertainment event at The Spot Mall - Saida as part of its ongoing Autism Awareness Campaign which was launched a month ago. Former Mr. Lebanon and Lebanese actor, Wissam Hanna, made a special appearance at the event during which he expressed his great delight in supporting such a campaign. The event started with a game show, in collaboration with media presenter Ms. Dina Attallah and Radio Orient’s Hadith Al Janoob program. Ms. Attallah asked the audience questions about autism and prizes were awarded to the winners. In addition, the team at The Center for Children with Autism explained to the audience the importance of spreadi...
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Who am I?” A presentation on Autism at OWS

Who am I?” A presentation on Autism at OWS

Orphan Welfare Society- Saida held an awareness symposium titled “Who am I?” about the causes, symptoms and the therapies of autism. Parents, teachers, education specialists and other interested people attended the symposium which was the first event in a series of activities planned within the autism awareness campaign which OWS is organizing and carrying out. The event commenced with a the v...
Orphan Welfare Society- Saida held an awareness symposium titled “Who am I?” about the causes, symptoms and the therapies of autism. Parents, teachers, education specialists and other interested people attended the symposium which was the first event in a series of activities planned within the autism awareness campaign which OWS is organizing and carrying out. The event commenced with a the video of the national anthem performed by our students from the School of the Deaf with the soprano Hiba Kawas, followed by the song “Let me Hear your Voice” dedicated to children with autism performed by the famous Lebanese singer, Ghassan Saliba.  Dr. Said Makkaoui, president of OWS, then welc...
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Robotics Experience

The robotics club operates a car

Dar Boutique

A collaboration between different dedicated individuals and special children to create and sell quality handmade gift items to help support the Orphan Welfare Society in Saida.

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Our volunteers are integral partners in the achievement of our mission, and the greatest support to our dedicated staff in providing different services to a marginalized group of young people.

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60 Years of Dedication

٦٠ سنة من التفاني

A brief history of the Orphan Welfare Society's key moments

نبذة من أهم الأحداث في تاريخ جمعية رعاية اليتيم

1952

Inception

1958

Constructing a new Building for Residential Unit

1978

Establishment of a Center for Children with Special Needs, including a School for Deaf and...

1982

Development of a specialized center for artificial limbs, the second in Lebanon under the ...

1991

Establishment of a pre-Vocational Center

2004

Establishment of a Specialized Unit for the treatment of Deaf

2005

Constructing a new Building for Girls Dormitory

2007

Rehabilitation of an existing Building for Boys Dormitory

2009

Establishment of Saida Generation School (100% free tuition, and teaching material)

2012

Rehabilitation and development of the center for Children with special needs. A new buildi...

2013

Establishment of a Center for Children with Communication difficulties and early stages of...

2014

A new building is constructed for “Accelerated” Vocational Training