The Lebanese Child Home Association
Association du Foyer de l’enfant Libanais
The Lebanese Child Home Association (AFEL) is a non-profit, non-politically affiliated, non-religious civil association which has been founded in 1976, since then AFEL has taken care of more than 5000 children, enhancing the daily lives of countless people giving entire generations the means to be autonomous and responsible adults through a unique holistic approach which incorporates the family in the child’s rehabilitation process. We work to be actors of social change by raising social awareness and assisting children facing abuse, delinquency, and learning difficulties equipping them with the tools to protect themselves, become independent, and build resilience, thereby facilitating their insertion into society.
Mission and Vision
To assist children facing abuse, delinquency, and learning and communication difficulties by tending to their educational development and vocational training as well as equipping them with the tools to protect themselves, become independent, and build resilience, thereby facilitating their insertion into society.
To be the actor of social awareness around the necessity of adopting the principles of the United Nations Convention on the rights of the Child. To become a national reference in protecting and educating underprivileged and abused children.
All AFEL services aim to welcome the child and support him in his social, academic, identity, and emotional development so that he can successfully integrate into his family, environment, and, more broadly, his company.
AFEL follows the procedure outlined below, which revolves around the beneficiary child.
Principles of Work
The following are the general operating principles of the AFEL association.
L’association du foyer de L’enfant Libanais (AFEL) is a non-governmental organization officially recognized as a public benefit in 1987 by Decree No. 3872. It is non-political, and non-sectarian.
In 1976, she entered an orphanage in Bikfaya, El Metn.
Geographically, it reached Abiyeh in the Chouf in 1977, Jewar Al-Boashq in Keserwan and Sin El-Fil in 1979, and Bourj Hammoud in 1988.
Abey and Bikfaya centers are currently out of service.
In Bourj Hammoud and Jouar, a new remedial school was purchased in 2010.