Transforming the life chances of refugees through arts and education
Seenaryo is an arts and education organisation that works with refugees and local host communities in Lebanon & Jordan. Our artistic projects and holistic approach to education support personal development, academic achievement and social cohesion – and allow people’s voices to be heard.
More than 5 million Syrians have been displaced since the war began in 2011 and the majority of Syrian refugees are living in communities in Lebanon and Jordan, countries which, long before the Syrian war have been host to significant numbers of refugees.
Lebanon hosts the most refugees per capita of any country in the world. 1 in 4 people in Lebanon is a refugee. Half of these are children, of which only 59% attend school. Jordan is host to the second highest share per capita. The majority of Syrian refugees in Jordan live significantly below the poverty line, 48% of these refugees are children and nearly a third of these children do not attend school.
Using a participatory approach to education and the arts, Seenaryo allows refugees and host communities living in uncertainty not only to survive, but to thrive.
Seenaryo runs a year-round programme of high quality arts participation and training for refugees and host communities. Click here to get an overview of the programmes we run in Lebanon & Jordan.
Want to understand what impact we have on our beneficiaries? Check out this page for statistics, quotes, and reports – and meet some of our participants as well.
Ishbilia Theatre and Art Hub, Seenaryo and Goethe-Institut Libanon are proud to present The Metamorphosis After Franz Kafka in Saida on 1st December. More info here.
Seenaryo has reached 1361 direct beneficiaries and 6603 indirect beneficiaries
Our teacher training workshops have reached 249 teachers and through them over 4440 schoolchildren
Seenaryo has created 113 paid opportunities for refugees in Lebanon
Seenaryo has created 27 original performances and showcased them to over 3360 audience members
Support us in implementing our year-round programmes. We appreciate any amount you can give, however big or small.