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American Friends of SESOBEL
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Montrose, AL 36559-2000

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SESOBEL is an award-winning institution in Lebanon serving approximately 1,000 physically and or mentally challenged children since 1976. These children are challenged by Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Muscular Dystrophy, degenerative diseases, and other severe disabilities.

SESOBEL’s mission is to transform the lives of SESOBEL’s children by giving them the best care, education, tools, and love to achieve their potential. SESOBEL seeks to educate the public that these children are God’s gifts who deserve respect, acceptance, and the sheer joy of life. SESOBEL has a day program at their headquarters in Aintoura, Kesrwan. The children live at home to be part of their family’s life. SESOBEL uses a holistic, family focused approach to assess and customize each physically and or mentally challenged child’s needs and care. Early intervention is essential for the best outcome for the child.

Academic, diagnostic, rehabilitative, therapeutic, medical, social, and physiological services, and vocational training are all part of the program. Supportive counseling, education, transportation, sibling groups, adaptive devices and protected workshops provide resources to the children and their entire family. Many of SESOBEL’s children come from economically challenged families. Many of the parents have their own health issues. SESOBEL also provides services in Beirut to children with special needs who do not attend their school, such as evaluations, and referrals. They have created an inclusion program with a school in Jezzine. SESOBEL’s staff utilize the latest available methods of treatment, which are supported by doctors and hospitals, and have connections with international researchers and organizations.

“It is not easy to find the right words to express our gratitude towards your concern, your generosity, your hard work and continuous support to the children and youth with disability at SESOBEL. Since 2006, You have given us so many reasons to continue to believe in our mission and go to the utmost no matter the circumstances we are facing in Lebanon. From the bottom of our hearts, thank you and may God bless you forever!”

This video was created by two supporters – Roger Ferris and Alvar Esinal

Testimony from parents and volunteers