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MIDDLE EAST CHILDREN'S INSTITUTE - USA

63 Forest Avenue, Suite 5B,

Locust Valley, New York 11560

+1 516 686-2223 

FONDATION MECI INTERNATIONAL - SWITZERLAND

Avenue du Casino 52,

1820 Montreux

+41 21 963 42 30

fondation@mecinstitute.org

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152 Mecca Street, Al Husaini Complex 

7th floor office # 703

PO Box 3551 - 11821 Amman

+962 6 5542818

lfarouqi@mecinstitute.org

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Psychological Impact

 

  • Violence at the boys’ school reported to the Ministry of Education is at its lowest point since MECI began ; violence reduced from 25 incidents per month to zero by the end of 2014 in the Boys’ School grades 1-6.

  • More than 70 students received psychosocial counseling in 2014.

  • Between 2011 and 2015, 76 Parent Education Workshops were conducted to help parents manage behavioral challenges and psychological symptoms.

 

Women's Association

 

  • Our programs for women’s economic empowerment have created 24 jobs for local women. The Women’s Association has been hired to prepare the meals for our students.

  • The Women’s association now has 60 members. 

  • The Women's Association has grown from a one-room operation to six buildings. They now own and operate:

-  A fully equipped kitchen and bakery for special catering orders ;

-  A museum (an ancient stone home) filled with domestic artifacts collected from the village and used for catered dinners for tourists or corporate clients ;

-  A reception hall for weddings and special events.

Impact on the Community

 

  • Deir Gassaneh has a population of only 2,000 people. MECI enabled the Women's Association to buy more goods from the butcher, supermarket, grocery shop and the dairy supplies. These suppliers have benefited from MECI's program.

  • Students have completed over 230 community service projects since 2011.

  • 2,676 students (1019 girls and 1657 boys) have participated in these projects.

  • 462 parents partnered with children to complete these projects.

  • In 2015 USD$ 50,000 was raised entirely by the local community to build a new science center and playground for the boys' school.