A Life Changed

Refugees in Lebanon


Two months ago, we started our carpentry workshop for boys. This course will offer one year of training. We had 14 students for this year. *Milad is our oldest student. He is 17 years old and he joined our program this month. He said, "I don’t go to school, and I have nothing to do. I go around searching for work, but no one wants to hire me. I have lost hope. Life is very unfair.” I looked at his face and noticed his deep pain.


I offered to let him join our carpentry class. He worked very hard and stayed after class to continue the car project alone. I promised them that for each car they made I would pay $2. We gave the cars as Christmas gifts for all the boys in the camp.

I was surprised that Milad made 30 cars alone. His $60 turned him into a different man, full of joy and happiness. He came to my office and said, “Thank you for changing my life and helping me to discover how gifted I am.” Milad is now assisting the teacher and helps the younger boys.


Thank you,


GHNI Partner

 *For the purpose of safety and wellbeing, "Milad " is a pseudonym for the individual being helped by this project.