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Himaya’s Gala Dinner

For the fourth consecutive year, himaya organised its annual gala dinner which was held this October at MusicHall Waterfront. The event was titled “Be the hand that helps and not abuse” and aimed at sharing the different types of abuse that children face and how a helping hand can change a future.

The night commenced with a speech by Mrs. Lama Tammam Salam, followed by an inspirational word from Nadine Labaki, our beloved ambassador.  The Music Hall team of artists were also there supporting our cause and performing the best of Disney’s classics! The auction hosted by Wissam Breidy and Daniella Rahme were a big success thanks to the generous donation of a 122 x 92cm painting titled ‘Arzet himaya #2’ by the renowned artist Mr.Nabil Nahas, an outstanding new MINI Twin Power Turbo customized by Jean-Marc Nahas, an LG Premium 84’’ Ultra HD TV and a gorgeous roman bronze bowl set with a jade flower on a 18 Karat yellow gold plate with an amethyst stone at the center designed by VIVIANNE DEBBAS Joaillerie. More than 260 raffle prizes were also distributed to our wonderful supporters on this unforgettable night.

himaya would like to extend a special thank you to all who have made this night a reality and success. Without your generous contributions and helping hands children in Lebanon wouldn’t have had the chance to live and hope for a better future.

Avant Premiere: The Hunger Games
Mocking Jay, Part 1

himaya is sponsoring the avant premiere of the Hunger Games, Mocking Jay Part 1 this Tuesday November 19th 2014. If you have been waiting for it since last November, you can now purchase your avant premiere tickets from himaya and support young victims of abuse.

You can also help us sell tickets by selling your entourage of family, friends, classmates or colleagues.

Tickets will be sold for $20 and the movie will be screened at ABC Grand Cinemas Ashrafieh at 8:00PM.

If you would like us to send you a certain number of tickets to sell, please let us know. 

Watch the trailer here

Discover Sodeco and Abed el Wahab

Another exciting ‘Car Free Day’ was organized by Ashrafieh 2020 at the Discover Sodeco and Abdel Wahab Fall Festival this October. Himaya’s caravan was also there raising awareness about child abuse as our awareness items were also there for everyone to enjoy. Our energetic volunteers were super excited as they were spreading the word and breaking the silence!

Visitors from all ages and from all around Lebanon enjoyed a family focused event celebrating the autumn season in a clean environment for a change! A very special guest also stopped by our stand and showed her support to himaya’s cause: our dear ambassador Mrs. Nadine Labaki!

LEGO Fever!

After the two trainings that took place in Billund Denmark and were hosted by LEGO Foundation and UNHCR, the time is finally here for himaya’s trainers to share their knowledge and pass on the acquired LEGO techniques to their colleagues! This October, a Training of Trainers (TOT) entitled ‘Playful Learning’ took place at himaya’s Resilience shelter in Broumana and was addressed to 20 of himaya’s team members. Psychologists, special educators, social workers and trainers were there to get introduced to the numerous ways in which they can integrate the LEGO Bricks in their daily practices. Every person in the room had the chance to get in touch with the child within and remember what it was like to play!

Did you know?

If you still did not purchase one of our t-shirts or tote bags, you can order them now on 

They offer free shipping in Lebanon! 
Our dream summer camp became a reality thanks to Help for Leb’s crowdfunding! Thank you to all all our supporters for sharing the love and helping us raise more than LBP 15,000,000!

The Story of Zeina

Zeina is a 17 year old young girl who has been sexually abused by her father since the age of 7. Her mother was very absent due to the repetitive conflicts with her husband which eventually led her to leaving him and the household.

The father, the uncle and the grandfather of Zeina all work in the facilitation of prostitution, so Zeina was very precious for them as her young age of 13 was very appreciated by their clients.

After  many years of practicing prostitution, Zeina said that it has become a necessity in her life. It was a pleasure for her to seduce men to have a sexual relation with her. After a long while of working, Zeina decided to confess everything to her mother, and decided to file a law suit against her father. 

Zeina was rejected by her mother and her entire family who saw her as a shame to the family. The mother had then remarried and Zeina’s father in law would not accept her in their home. Facing this difficult situation, Zeina found that death was the best solution and attempted suicide various times.

Later, Zeina came towards himaya asking for help and support. She needed to live like a young woman of her age, have a loving and accepting family and a bright future ahead.
With the support of the himaya's social worker and psychologist, Zeina has become stronger and registered in an institution where she decided to pursue religious studies and said that she felt that she found strength in that field.

She is still pursuing psychological follow up and says that her relationship with her family and her surrounding is getting better due to joint efforts.
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