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Mohammad Zaidan Center for Vocational Trainin...

Mohammad Zaidan Center for Vocational Training Graduation- 2nd promotion

Orphan Welfare Society and Mohammad Zaidan Center for Vocational Training held their second annual graduation ceremony at the OWS playground. The ceremony was attended by a number of religious, political and social figures from Saida, in addition to the students’ families and friends. Nassar The ceremony started with the alumni procession, followed by SGS student Mohammad Hijazi reciting a secti...
Orphan Welfare Society and Mohammad Zaidan Center for Vocational Training held their second annual graduation ceremony at the OWS playground. The ceremony was attended by a number of religious, political and social figures from Saida, in addition to the students’ families and friends. Nassar The ceremony started with the alumni procession, followed by SGS student Mohammad Hijazi reciting a section of the Quran. After the national anthem, Mrs. Leila Nassar Ibrahim, head of Mohammad Zaidan Center for Vocational Training welcomed the audience. In her address, she emphasized the importance of vocational education in building the future of the youth, “We should embrace those who face socio-ec...
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Staff Training

Staff Training

OWS started phase 1 of a long lasting training program on advanced programs that will activate the communication between staff. The program started last week and the sessions will last till the end of July.
OWS started phase 1 of a long lasting training program on advanced programs that will activate the communication between staff. The program started last week and the sessions will last till the end of July.
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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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Go Colorful

Go colorful for a better environment

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.

Donate

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