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Weather in Zahle Bekaa
2013Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, World Vision was able to work alongside communities to accomplish the following in 2013.
- Partnered with community groups to hold awareness sessions on reproductive health for adolescents in the area.
- Formed a local mothers' group with 17 women, training them in maternal and child health and nutrition topics and equipping them to share their knowledge with other community members.
- The local mothers' group held eight community sessions and events to teach people about healthy cooking, personal hygiene, childhood health, the importance of breastfeeding, and substance abuse prevention.
- Partnered with the Red Cross to hold emergency preparedness sessions for 2,250 children and teachers, including many Syrian refugees, raising awareness on ways to prevent and respond to disasters.
- Trained 50 staff members from all the primary healthcare centers in the area on how to provide emergency care to 125,000 Syrian refugees.
- Established acute malnutrition referral centers within Syrian refugee camps, giving children access to health and rehabilitation services.
- Trained members of 24 youth groups as peer leaders, educating them on life-skills and equipping them to share their knowledge on health and nutrition with over 4,000 other children and teens in their neighborhoods.
- Held summer camps and a fair for 2,000 children, to teach them positive life-skills through interactive games.