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SESOBEL is a pioneer and leading institution serving the special needs of physically and mentally disabled children and their families in Lebanon.  With over 40 years of experience, it has a shining reputation of service in the region.

SESOBEL Annual Report 2019-2020

This year thanks to the generosity of supporters we have been able to send over $200,000 to assist SESOBEL in their care of disabled youth by supplying medical care and medicines, helping feed their impoverished families, and providing therapeutic and educational services.

Ms. Fadia Safi is coming to Greenville, SC

SESOBEL’S General Manager and Board President, Ms. Fadia Safi, is attending the National Apostolate of Maronites convention in Greenville, SC this June.  She is seeking support for the physically and mentally challenged youth of SESOBEL.  SESOBEL’S Autism Center needs donors for construction work to continue.  Major donors will have classrooms or other facilities named in their honor.


Three Hearts Lodge

Located in the village of Aintoura in Kesrouan, Three Hearts Lodge features a restaurant and a garden. The property is a part of SESOBEL and staffed by their young adults.

All accommodations at Three Hearts Lodge are furnished with a warm décor and tiled floors. Each room includes a private bath, flat-screen TV, a minibar and a wardrobe.

A big thank you to our NYC supporters

We wish to thank Diana Fadel and her New York crew for raising $5300 for the American Friends of SESOBEL.  The New York group organized a viewing of the movie Ghadi at the Landmark Sunshine Theater in New York City.
The young boy actor in the movie is a student at SESOBEL.

Rona Saba, Diana Fadel, Christiane Abi Nakad


A Big Thank You to lna Rihani

We wish to express our deepest appreciation to lna Rihani for being our Executive Director since 2006.  Ina resigned this year to pursue her many other interests.  She served SESOBEL in many ways, donating her time and talents, traveling at her own expense, advocating for SESOBEL at every opportunity and visiting SESOBEL to spend time with the young adults whenever she was in Lebanon. Her personal sacrifice and devotion built this organization.

Sesobel Celebrates its 35 years' anniversary

Song to the Sun


This delightful book has color-coded fonts allowing it to be read in English, French, spoken Lebanese, or classical Arabic. Song to the Sun is an enjoyable book that generates interest and pleasure for both children and adults alike.

The book is available to be purchased online for $20 each.

100% of the proceeds will benefit the new SESOBEL Autism Center.

The Autism Center Project

Learn more about SESOBEL's Autism Center Project.

The intention is to build a center that will contribute to improving the lives of the autistic children and youth in Lebanon.

Help us make it a reality


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