UIC Barcelona, aware of the situation facing Middle Eastern countries, has, in cooperation with the Gausac Cultural Association, decided to organise a work camp to help the Lebanese people.
Lebanon is one of the countries with the highest number of Syrian refugees. Yet it is still recovering both functionally and economically from its own civil war and therefore lacks the resources necessary to provide assistance to all disadvantaged people. That is why we at UIC Barcelona want to help them help others.
What do we do?
The Lebanon Project is divided into two areas: a health-related work camp, which takes place in December, and multidisciplinary work camp, which is organised during the summer holidays.
In both instances, the objective is to promote the Middle East’s current situation, raise people's awareness and provide participating volunteers comprehensive training. Below you will see a video the students made about their experience.
Summer Work Camp
Volunteers will have the opportunity to work with:
Refugee children (summer school) and their mothers (health education)
Low-income individuals (in cooperation with a social restaurant)
Drug addicts (in a joint effort to build a specialised centre)
Information session at UIC Barcelona at 2 p.m. in room A-14 on the Sant Cugat Campus and in room B-210 on the Barcelona Campus.
Any female student interested in participating should send the CV and the letter of motivation to firstname.lastname@example.org
Once the application has been received, the candidate will be interviewed by the person in charge of organisation. Places are limited (20 places).
December Work Camp
In December 2017, a group of students from UIC Barcelona travelled to Lebanon to attend to the needs of people with physical and intellectual disabilities in cooperation with the Order of Malta. During the week, they had the chance to live with and show these people how important and deserving they are of love and a dignified life.
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. The University Students for Solidarity Service is involved in organising the work camp thanks to an agreement signed by UIC Barcelona and Gausac in 2013.