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Tebnine Orphanage in Lebanon


You, dear reader, may not have heard about Tebnine, but it was close to one of the places where the peacekeepers of the Irish Defence Forces were stationed, better known as 'Camp Shamrock'. Among the wide range of duties carried out by the Irish peacekeepers was supporting the local orphanage, which includes a school for the permanent residents. Activities included paying the members of staff, they provided a kitchen, built a playground, painted, provided fuel during the winter and supplied food and clothing for the children.

However, the Irish contingent recently left Lebanon; of course, the orphanage is still operational. Therefore, Irish Peace Society members will visit the orphanage on the 7th of February 2003 during our 10-day journey in Lebanon, where we will be donating books, and giving funds raised from Ireland, directly to the orphanage.

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How can I contribute to this great project?

The Irish Peace Society is currently (Dec '02 - Jan '03) fundraising money to contribute to the expenses of the project (books etc. are welcome as well), which will be given during the tour to Lebanon (see schedule) in February 2003. If you like to join us in the activities, like the pub quiz, bag packing, love-in in Limerick city, or your (old) primary/secondary school would like to do non-uniform day for the benefit of the Tebnine Orphanage, please contact Marijke Keet.

Or you may want to sponsor us and donate directly into the Lebanon journey bank account:
Account Name: Irish Peace Society Account 2
Account number: 86814813
Sort Code: 904579 (Bank of Ireland at the University of Limerick)

Created 30-11-2002, last updated on: 14 February 2003
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