World Day Of Social Justice
When asked to define success, two students in our Youth Program described it as the fulfillment of their dream of finding a decent job that pays a living wage, allowing them to secure a house and start a family. “These are simple dreams that can be achieved through continuous work. We are striving to achieve the goals we want. For example, we are working [at the Bedayati Kitchen and as a security officer] and studying [at a technical school]. This is definitely not easy, but we are determined. Whoever seeks will find,” they wrote in their essay for English class.
On World Day of Social Justice, we are reminded that “the opposite of poverty is not wealth… but justice.” Responding to youth aspirations is at the core of Bedayati’s mission, and we are committed to building a new agenda for social justice in Lebanon in which youth who seek will indeed find.