UIC Barcelona, deeply touched by the needs and grave situation facing those affected by the Syrian Civil War (2011-present), has co-organised a work camp alongside the Gausac Cultural Association in efforts to help the refugees.
One of the primary destinations for Syrian refugees is Lebanon. In this country, one out of every five people is a refugee; this means there are some 1.1 million people living in this situation.
When we visited the country prior to organising the work camp, we saw the extent to which the Lebanese people are in need of help. Lebanon had been wracked by a civil war that officially ended in 1991, though it was not until 2005 that Syrian troops were withdrawn from the country’s eastern and northern regions. The consequences are still clearly visible not only in the country’s buildings, but in its economy and how it is run. As a result, we ultimately decided to organise the work camp to provide help to the Lebanese population.
From 2-10 December 2017, a group of students from the University will travel to Lebanon to, in cooperation with the Order of Malta, address the needs of people with physical and intellectual disabilities. They will spend a week living with these individuals, making them feel important and worthy of being loved and reminding them that life should be lived in dignity.
The Gausac Cultural Association for Women (hereinafter, Gausac) is a university association created to promote culture and enhance the education of university students in Sant Cugat. Since 2013, the University has held an agreement with Gausac whereby the University Students for Solidarity Service has played a role in developing the work camp.
To attend to people with disabilities in cooperation with the Order of Malta in Lebanon.
To understand the situation currently facing the Middle East and raise social awareness.
To train work camp participants.
Information session at UIC Barcelona (form), at 2 p.m. in room A-05 on the Sant Cugat Campus (formerly room 25).
Until 13 October
Enrolment period. Any female student interested in participating should send the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Letter of motivation
Once the application has been received, the candidate will be interviewed by the person in charge of organisation. Places are limited (20 places).