Chatila camp, what a beautiful way to end the holy month of Ramadan.
We thought that by giving clothes, shoes, food and toys we were helping others. It was the other way round. They helped us in understanding the real meaning of life, to appreciate the little things and stop being blinded by the dominant superficial environment.
They took the gifts with dignity and gratitude, they were content and appreciative of every small deed. It was a mission where we were the main beneficiaries. We learnt from these beautiful people; courage, dignity and hope. We learned about bravery and tolerance. I learned from the 7 year old child who preferred a small ball to a large spider man. I fell in love with the little girl who was delighted with the skipping rope and refused a second present to give a chance to others. I loved, learned and was humbled by today experience.
Every camp is a lesson and every mission is a thank you to all the kind donors.
Special thanks to all the beautiful teenagers who chose to be with us today ( Karma Salloum, Maya Salloum, tayma Salloum, Tia Abbas, Tia Sleiman, Rawad Assaf, Wadad Assaf). Thanks to the regular devoted remarkable team: Margaret Warren, Irene Hodges-Abdallah,Gloria Cattafesta Zeidan, Rayya Chaaban Barakat, Riwa Riwa, tala dalal, Ziad Daouk, fadi salaheddine.
Thanks Bilal Oweine for joining us again.
Wish you a blessed happy Eid and thank you all for your trust in us. We need you to keep learning and to make joy a main ingredient in people life. Happy Eid to all.