Together with their school representative and BASSMA's Social Worker and Family Coordinator, the students visited four deprived families in Beirut.
Each family received a food package that has been collected by the students.
During the visit, the students became more aware of the families difficult socio-economic when they were told about their situations. In return, the students were very much interested and asked lots of questions.
The father of the first family they visited explained how BASSMA is helping improve his work. Nohra: "BASSMA is making my dream come true by helping me renovate the salon and thus becoming my way out of this poor situation, in addition to all the other services such as the weekly hot meals."
The mother of the second family is the only member in the family who has no illness, is not able to work since she has to take care of her mentally sick huband and her 2 daughters that are suffering from Cystic fibrosis (Mucoviscidose). Najwa: "God may have made my girls born with this life threatening disease but he granted them the gift of intelligence and so I'm proud that they are the first in their classes". "BASSMA is helping me at all levels: food, medicines, medical exams, house renovation, activities, clothes, etc., giving me strength and hope to continue to live, especially that they are making it possible for my children to pursue their education".
The students were very much affected by this family and shed in tears once they left their house.
The students also visited a widow and her children. The mother told them: "BASSMA helped me to better understand and deal with my husband's death and also to move on and be able to make my children continue their education the way their father wanted."
Amyra, the mother of the 4th visited family, burst into tears while explaining how BASSMA was helping her: "BASSMA took me to a psychiatric clinic and is paying for my medicine, and hopefully I will get better soon. Also, when the building collapsed next to us in Achrafieh, I had to move out due to the investigations, and so BASSMA assisted me by delivering food and clothes".
After these visits, the students were very much touched by what they have seen and heard, and they debated among each other on more ways to help families and be involved in their society.