About Lebanon on Wheels
Help make a difference by donating now and supporting Lebanon on Wheels V !
Lebanon on Wheels V has the potential to bring a life-changing opportunity to seven of our friends, Tony, Rached, Ayman, Ghattas, Elie, Fady and Charbel. These young men live in Antelias and Deir el Salib, a home for handicapped people in Beirut, Lebanon.
Our aim is to provide these seven young men, from a range of homes across Beirut, with a tailored education which isn’t available to them in the home. Their schooling is ensured by 8 teachers and includes a psychologist, physical education, a music teacher as well as a theater Teacher. The cost of the school is $1000 per person per year and our goal is to secure their visits there for the next two years.
To achieve this, Lebanon on Wheels is back and needs your help ! This year, two teams will be taking on the cycling challenge. First, Eleonore Rubbers, Quentin Guyot and Rodolphe van Hovell will be cycling over 2000 kilometres from Budapest to Luxembourg. They will then be relayed by Benitau Uckert and Antonius Maes who will cycle some 3000 kilometres from Hamburg to Bucharest.
The hope is that the physical challenge will engender support from friends, families and all those who hear about the boys’ situations. The journey entails spending over two months on bicycles with a distance of approximately between two and a half to three thousand kilometers each or a total of some 5,000 kilometres.
Tony, Rached, Ayman, Ghattas, Elie, Fady and Charbel aren´t given the care or support which they deserve. The homes have few public funds at their disposal and as a consequence most of the institutions are overcrowded and have trouble finding suitable personnel. The nuns and caretakers work with huge amounts of love, endless energy and ensure that the key elements of day to day life are accomplished (feeding, washing, diaper changing and so on). They truly are modern day heroes.