ABOUT

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  • Basmeh & Zeitooneh was launched in September 2012 with field visits to areas with
    high concentrations of the most marginalized Syrian refugees.
  • The main goal of these visits was to assess their needs and fill the gaps left by other
    aid agencies.
  • In 2014, B&Z became an officially registered NGO in Lebanon. In 2015 B&Z Turkey.
  • B&Z now serves an estimated 20,000 Syrian individuals in Beirut alone and has 250
    full-time employees.
  • 6 community centers, in each of Shatila, Burj Al Barajneh, Nabaa, Tripoli and the
    Bekaa Valley. In Syria, 2 community centers, Ma’rrat No’man and Ma’rrat Masrin.
  • B&Z decided to launch a series of developmental projects among displaced Syrians to
    help them build their capacities, for them to lead constructive lives.

VALUES

Accountability

Justice

Participation

Professionalism

Innovation

Diversity

Integrity

Capacity Building

VISION
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A constructive society that lives with dignity.

MISSION

A non-governmental organization that works amongst the most vulnerable and marginalized groups to fill
the gaps in assistance, and to respond to the most urgent relief and developmental needs, with the goal of
empowering individuals so that they may contribute to the advancement of society.

OBJECTIVE

  • To build capacities and skills of adults for future employment
  • To provide education for children and young adults
  • To work on the psychological wellbeing of individuals
  • To better the quality of life of marginalized communities

PROGRAMS

Education Sector:

  •  Non formal Education
  • Arts and Culture Center
  • Vocational Training

Protection Sector:

  • Protection
  • Information Hub
  • Game

Peace Building:

  • Peace Education
  • Future Together Now

Livelihood Sector:

  • Women’s Workshop
  • Small Grants

Infrastructure Sector:

  • Community Renovation
  • Shelter Renovation

Emergency Relief Sector:

  • Relief