Last week, I came back from a short visit to Lebanon. This was the first business trip for Ezents; the event management, planning and promoting platform! Ya, we entered the stage where we have a sellable product. But, in this blog, I will be talking about something else, it was after I visited Burj El Barajneh Refugee Camp in Beirut, I felt that something was off!
We went there as part of a group representing the Welfare Association - Lebanon office.
We walked through the camp looking around, trying to observe as much as possible. Unconsciously, I started to imagine how do these people live!
The most thing that struck me was that none of the people that passed by me made any eye contact. I start to wonder why?!
I noticed that something was off, these people were buried in their thoughts, they were thinking about their tomorrows. This was a “normal day”, so I imagined that this is how they spend their time everyday.
These people have been spending their lives worrying about surviving now, today and tomorrow. They are worrying about how they are going to make it throughout the day, how they are going to feed their families, how they are going to feed themselves, and how they don’t end up foodless, homeless or dead at the end of the day.
Imagine passing by everyday through a hallway under a bunch of electric wires, knowing that these wires had killed 14 kids in the past 2 years. The thought itself can kill you from within.
What we need to do is to give those people a reason to live throughout today to see tomorrow, a glimpse of hope that there will be a better tomorrow.