In line with the Child Protection Program’s continuous efforts to create and find unique ways that can bring happiness and joy to the hearts of underprivileged children during these difficult times in Lebanon where the majority is impacted by home isolation and economic struggles, we collaborated with Laurence Quetel, a humanitarian clown from the Netherlands who chose to invest her talent and skills in supporting underserved children by conducting remote entertainment sessions.
The first batch of sessions was conducted for children in Beqaa and Mount Lebanon, while the second batch will be conducted soon to include children in Akkar and Aarsal.
“Their giggles were loud and their excitement was all over the place.” A social worker commented on the children’s interaction during the sessions. In turn, Laurence said: “It makes me so happy to see children interactively playing with me despite being thousands of kilometers apart! They gave me tons of energy.”
Safety measures and social distancing were taken into consideration to make sure the safety of children and social workers.