Through our project called “Awazeez Freedom”, Salam LADC collaborated with the Lebanese Ministry of Education to create sixteen libraries within prisons throughout Lebanon. The project focused on prisons located outside of Beirut, in the Bekaa, South, North, and Mount Lebanon areas. The Salam team placed 500 books at each of the 16 locations.
Prisoners then formed volunteer committees to care for the libraries. As part of Salam’s monitoring process, our team was able to meet with the volunteer committees within the prisons to collect feedback on the project and determine further needs of the beneficiaries.