Drawing on its achievements, the not-for-profit organization broadened its mission to promoting diversity, integration, and development through 5 core programs: Agriculture & Environment, Mobility & Health, Responsible Tourism, Youth Empowerment, and Social Support.
“Following the tragedy, Arc en Ciel was implementing immediately several actions in order to respond to victims’ most critical needs,” Sarelle Bejjani, the Health Operations Supervisor of Arc en Ciel’s new center, told The961.
With the help of its international donations, the NGO is focusing now on helping victims affected by the blast through free psychological support, medical consultations, home caregiving, physical therapy, speech therapy, and psychomotor therapy.
“At every outreach, a vulnerability assessment is made by the social workers. Then, the case manager will provide the patient with details on the services,” Bejjani explained.
“Based on our assessment and the patient’s needs, we plan a program with the beneficiary for him or her to benefit from our services.”
The free of charge center is located in the new medical center of Arc en Ciel in Clemenceau, Beirut, and they are currently accepting volunteers regardless of religion, political affiliation, or nationality.