With support from the Quick-Starter Package II of the Municipal Know-how for Host Communities in the Middle East Programme, the cooperation partners planned to set up an adventure farm – Waha Farm – in Bkeftine by the end 2021. The farm is modelled on the Youth Farm in Erlangen. The adventure farm for children and young people is to be adapted to local conditions and needs. This applies to the architecture of the facility, the choice of animals and the programme design.
The farm is intended to improve support and employment services for children, young people and adults with mental disabilities in the Bkeftine region, and it specifically addresses Syrian refugees with disabilities. As a meeting place, it is to be open to all – including people without disabilities or refugee backgrounds. Over the long term, the project participants hope this will be a place where inclusion is both valued and practised – setting an example that radiates far and wide in Lebanese society.