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Ramadan Al Dar: Your Goodwill continues to gr...

Ramadan Al Dar: Your Goodwill continues to grow

A number of institutions, clubs and individual philanthropists have overwhelmed Orphan Welfare Society children with their generous donations and support during the holy month of Ramadan. The children were invited to various dinners (Iftars) both inside and outside OWS and they gladly attended these iftars experiencing the spirit of this holy month and feeling assured that there are those who are ...
A number of institutions, clubs and individual philanthropists have overwhelmed Orphan Welfare Society children with their generous donations and support during the holy month of Ramadan. The children were invited to various dinners (Iftars) both inside and outside OWS and they gladly attended these iftars experiencing the spirit of this holy month and feeling assured that there are those who are looking out for them despite their rough lives. Each iftar had its own uniqueness; some of them took place at special restaurants in Saida and its neighborhood,   others happened in the OWS garden which has been decorated for the occasion with shining lightings and lanterns so the children would e...
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OWS Annual Sohour & Children’s Choral Amaze...

OWS Annual Sohour & Children’s Choral Amazed the Audience

The Ladies Committee (Sadikat El-Dar) at Orphan Welfare Society organized their annual sohour in the newly revamped Dar garden which embraced over 450 invitees and supporters from Saida and other Lebanese areas. MP Fouad Sanioura, PM Mrs. Bahia Hariri, Dr. Abdul Rahman Bizri and Mayor Eng. Mohammad Saudi attended the sohour in support of OWS. The event began with a show by OWS children (SGS studen...
The Ladies Committee (Sadikat El-Dar) at Orphan Welfare Society organized their annual sohour in the newly revamped Dar garden which embraced over 450 invitees and supporters from Saida and other Lebanese areas. MP Fouad Sanioura, PM Mrs. Bahia Hariri, Dr. Abdul Rahman Bizri and Mayor Eng. Mohammad Saudi attended the sohour in support of OWS. The event began with a show by OWS children (SGS students and our students from the Schools for Special Needs and for the Deaf) inspired by Ramadan traditions. SGS newly formed singing club then sang special  Ramadan songs which highlighted their talents. The program of the evening also included a tombola draw which included expensive gifts ranging fro...
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Robot Novot Joined OWS Children for Iftar

Robot Novot Joined OWS Children for Iftar

Audi Bank employee volunteers joined Orphan Welfare Society’s children for iftar at the DAR where Robot Novot made a very special appearance. Robot Novot is part of the technology and innovation program at Audi Bank. Just before having iftar, Novot talked and danced with the children showing them his fascinating movements and skills. The children were extremely amazed with his extraordinary perf...
Audi Bank employee volunteers joined Orphan Welfare Society’s children for iftar at the DAR where Robot Novot made a very special appearance. Robot Novot is part of the technology and innovation program at Audi Bank. Just before having iftar, Novot talked and danced with the children showing them his fascinating movements and skills. The children were extremely amazed with his extraordinary performance.
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OWS Launches Ramadan Decorations

OWS Launches Ramadan Decorations

President of Orphan Welfare Society, Dr. Said El-Makkaoui, Mayor of Saida Municipality, Eng. Mohammad Saudi and Mr. Ali Koteich, proprietor of Framedia Printing, jointly held a press conference in Saida Municipality to launch the Ramadan decorations that OWS and Framedia initiated to decorate Saida in collaboration with Saida municipality. Dr. El-Makkaoui started his speech by thanking Saida Munic...
President of Orphan Welfare Society, Dr. Said El-Makkaoui, Mayor of Saida Municipality, Eng. Mohammad Saudi and Mr. Ali Koteich, proprietor of Framedia Printing, jointly held a press conference in Saida Municipality to launch the Ramadan decorations that OWS and Framedia initiated to decorate Saida in collaboration with Saida municipality. Dr. El-Makkaoui started his speech by thanking Saida Municipality for its collaboration with OWS for the fourth year and congratulated the Sidonians on the coming on of holy month of Ramadan. Dr. El-Makkaoui said: “For the fourth year in a row, we confirm that Saida is a Ramadan city through the exceptional and eye-catching decorations. I extend my since...
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Orphan Welfare Society Launches “Ramadan Al...

Orphan Welfare Society Launches “Ramadan Al Dar” Campaign

Sixty Five years (65) and your generous support continues to grow. The trust and the support of the Saidonians and all Lebanese who have believed in OWS throughout the years have helped to implement its mission and to achieve its charitable role to educate and embrace underprivileged children, those with special needs and the youth, and set the path of its charitable role in the community and amon...
Sixty Five years (65) and your generous support continues to grow. The trust and the support of the Saidonians and all Lebanese who have believed in OWS throughout the years have helped to implement its mission and to achieve its charitable role to educate and embrace underprivileged children, those with special needs and the youth, and set the path of its charitable role in the community and among its various groups. This year, we’re welcoming the holy month of Ramadan (2017-1438) with a new campaign “Ramadan Al Dar … Your Goodwill Continues to Grow”. Ramadan is about kindness, mercy, goodwill, righteousness and blessings. These are the holy month’s values which OWS has chosen to ...
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Lebanese Special Olympics 2017

Lebanese Special Olympics 2017

In collaboration with The Lebanese Special Olympics, Orphan Welfare Society organized a sports day for children with special needs . Around 200 athletes from different Lebanese NGOs competed in various sports including putchi, basketball, ping pong, football, and cycling. In addition to a group of volunteers: Lebanese University students, Lions Club members, Audi Bank employees, doctors, LIU volun...
In collaboration with The Lebanese Special Olympics, Orphan Welfare Society organized a sports day for children with special needs . Around 200 athletes from different Lebanese NGOs competed in various sports including putchi, basketball, ping pong, football, and cycling. In addition to a group of volunteers: Lebanese University students, Lions Club members, Audi Bank employees, doctors, LIU volunteers, Lebanese Red Cross and Lebanese Army judges. The board member of OWS, Mr. Walid Makkawi,  said while addressing the audience at the event on behalf of President, Dr. Said El-Makkaoui, “today special need children are proving that they can challenge their capabilities and to be active citiz...
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Robotics Experience

The robotics club operates a car

Dar Boutique

A collaboration between different dedicated individuals and special children to create and sell quality handmade gift items to help support the Orphan Welfare Society in Saida.

Volunteer

Our volunteers are integral partners in the achievement of our mission, and the greatest support to our dedicated staff in providing different services to a marginalized group of young people.

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The Orphan Welfare Society relies on your charitable donations to cover the cost of providing the very best care and quality education to the children and young people who rely on us.

60 Years of Dedication

٦٠ سنة من التفاني

A brief history of the Orphan Welfare Society's key moments

نبذة من أهم الأحداث في تاريخ جمعية رعاية اليتيم

1952

Inception

1958

Constructing a new Building for Residential Unit

1978

Establishment of a Center for Children with Special Needs, including a School for Deaf and...

1982

Development of a specialized center for artificial limbs, the second in Lebanon under the ...

1991

Establishment of a pre-Vocational Center

2004

Establishment of a Specialized Unit for the treatment of Deaf

2005

Constructing a new Building for Girls Dormitory

2007

Rehabilitation of an existing Building for Boys Dormitory

2009

Establishment of Saida Generation School (100% free tuition, and teaching material)

2012

Rehabilitation and development of the center for Children with special needs. A new buildi...

2013

Establishment of a Center for Children with Communication difficulties and early stages of...

2014

A new building is constructed for “Accelerated” Vocational Training