Italian 'blue helmets' in Lebanon project for disabled

Remodeled workshop at school in country's south

22 March, 20:18

    LIBANO PEACEKEEPERS ITALIANI: STRUTTURE E FORMAZIONE PROFESSIONALE LIBANO PEACEKEEPERS ITALIANI: STRUTTURE E FORMAZIONE PROFESSIONALE

    BEIRUT- The Italian "blue helmets" of the UN's Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) have remodeled a carpentry workshop in a school for disabled students in the country's south, thus bringing to completion a project in favor of vulnerable groups of the population.

    The 8th Paratroopers Engineers Regiment completed the project, which also included the donation of tools, at the Ayta Ash Sha' School for Children With Special Needs, as part of CIMIC (civil-military cooperation).

    The workshop was remodeled in just three days, and is essential for the young disabled students at the school, who participated first-hand in the project.

    The structure hosts activities such as physical and mental education, as well as vocational training for insertion into the job market.

    The intervention was classified as a "quick impact project", short-term projects that have a significant return on investment for the local population due to their quick turnaround time and the direct and immediate benefit the projects bring to users.

    The project's sustainability is ensured through the donation of materials as well as the organisation of a course for the workshop's director to be conducted by a group of Italian carpenters.

    In addition, some children have been chosen to continue maintenance work on the structure's furnishings and tools, creating objects and games aimed at increasing their creativity as well as improving the environment within the workshop's classrooms.

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