"The teacher who is indeed wise does not bid you to enter the house of his wisdom but rather leads you to the threshold of your mind."

Welcome to our website

We are happy you came across our project and would like to utilize the following pages to give you an insight into our work, aims – and dreams!

In a nutshell, just.childhood is dedicated to the children of Shatila Refugee Camp in Lebanon. The idea of establishing our kindergarten Bait al-Shams was born out of the needs of the community. We are passionate about giving the wonderful children of Shatila and their parents a future of better possibilities and hope, as we aim at introducing a reformatory, humanistic and creative approach to education, that hopefully has an effect extending into the children’s life at home. As many others, we truly believe that education is one of the most important pillars of development as it is a chance to break the cycle of poverty and lack of rights.


»  Regarding education as one of core issue of development work
»  Supporting socially marginalised children in Lebanon in their right to play and learn in safety
»  Providing a safe space for learning and playing on a continuous, reliable basis
»  Emphasizing on early education in order to faciliate and ease entering school
»  Promoting the children’s right to grow up free from fear, violence and to develop their full potential in order to contribute to a better future for themselves and others
»  Supporting a humanistic apporach to pedagogy, providing the children the basis on which to develop into free, morally responsible and integrated indiviudals
»  Enhancing teacher skills in order to achieve the educational goals
»  Strengthening and empowering the overall community concerned

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