A newly built intervention in El Mina, Tripoli, is planned by the NGO CatalyticAction for Saturday, April 9th to empower vulnerable children in the city and their communities.
The NGO, which provides participatory built interventions in several areas of Lebanon, works in building environments suitable for children’s recreation.
Such safe and beneficial environments are crucial to the healthy development of the children, who are the future adults of society, and all that it entails for them and the country.
In these recreation environments, children get to acquire positive socialization and develop friendships and a strong sense of community, acceptance, and autonomy.
That’s in addition to favoring their communication skills, acquiring good behavior development, and boosting self-esteem and self-confidence.
Hence the importance of these participatory built interventions by CatalyticAction.
“We have several built interventions in Beirut and Bekaa, and we just finished our first built intervention in El Mina, Tripoli,” the NGO told 961, adding that they “are holding the inauguration on Saturday, April 9th at 4 pm.”
So far, CatalyticAction has built inclusive parks in Arsal, Hermel, Qaroun, and Karantina, in addition to a public garden in Beirut, a Jarahieh school for refugee children, a child-friendly space in Bouday, and safe parks in Beirut.
“We champion the co-production of dignified built environments where everyone can take part in the creation of equitable, inclusive, and sustainable communities,” the NGO told 961.
CatayticAction aims to impact children’s wellbeing, social cohesion, and local economy, and build and rehabilitate communities and environments.
According to the NGO, its “projects create and rehabilitate spaces, delivering good quality, sustainable and cost-effective built interventions that are dignified and inclusive to all community members.”