It Shouldn’t Hurt to be a Child: Child Protection Campaign – LeMSIC Lebanon

Name of the activity: It Shouldn’t Hurt to be a Child: Child Protection Campaign

Country/NMO: LeMSIC Lebanon

Program: Ethics and Human Rights in Health

Contact information: contact [email protected] to get in touch with the Activity Coordinator

Type of the activity: First-time Activity

Category: Campaign

Focus area: Children Rights and Health

Sustainable Development Goals addressed: SDG 3 (Good Health and Well-Being)

Problem statement:

Children in Lebanon have grown extremely vulnerable to the detrimental effects the economic situation and the financial collapse the country has been going through. According to a recent assessment conducted by UNICEF over 30% of children went to bed hungry and skipped meals in the past month. Another report by UNICEF warned that “at least 1 million children are at risk of violence as the crisis in Lebanon intensifies.” This is why LeMSIC has decided to launch this campaign.

Target groups:

  • Medical students
  • Children
  • Youth
  • School teachers


  • Children
  • Youth


Objective 1: Deliver at least 2 sessions on the recognition and management of child abuse to at least 25 medical students before the end of December 2021. Objective 2: Train at least 25 medical students on delivering training sessions on child abuse recognition and management before mid January 2022. Objective 3: Deliver training sessions in at least 10 public schools to at least 45 teachers within Lebanon on the recognition and management of child abuse before the end of February 2022. Objective 4: Coordinate a children and adolescent focused clothes drive in at least 5 different universities within Lebanon before the end of December 2021 Objective 5: Visit at least 15 children in at least one pediatrics center before the end of December 2021 

Indicators of Success:

Objective 1:

At least 85% of participants are present for at least 90% of the sessions

At least 75% of participants provide positive feedback on the impact of the sessions

Objective 2:

At least 80% of participants feel comfortable delivering a session on recognition and management of child abuse.

Objective 3:

Teachers spend a total of at least 10 minutes asking questions concerned with the delivered session.

At least 75% of teachers have an increase of at least 50% on their knowledge of recognition and management of child abuse

Objective 4: 

Collect at least 10 boxes of clothing donations from at least 4 different universities

Objective 5:

At least 75% of volunteers spend at least 15 minutes with their respective children

At least 70% of the children actively engage with the activities and volunteers


1- Form several OCs/SWGs to help achieve the following objectives of the campaign

2- Delegate the coordination of SWG/ OC to an experienced LeMSIC member and/or a member of LeMSIC National team

3- Collaborate with relevant stakeholders and externals for the webinars/ training/ activities to ensure proper long-term impact.

4- Ensure the proper implementation of the plans, with proper follow-up, impact assessment, and any needed mid-trajectory modifications.

Plans for evaluation:

Quantitative Evaluation: 

Himaya will be carrying out an official evaluation of the trainers and releasing an evaluation report to be shared with the LeMSIC VPCB.


Pre- and Post-Evaluation: A Pre-Evaluation form will be sent to the public school teachers prior to the sessions. A Post-Evaluation form will be sent to the participants 1 week after the end of the session.


A full report of the clothes drive will be to fill in the gaps, highlight the strengths and discuss ways to expand and improve for the next terms.


Qualitative Evaluation:

Informal Evaluation: It will be used throughout the sessions  to make sure the knowledge is acquired by the participants properly. The discussions will be evaluated to assess if participants have fully grasped the concepts and can apply them.


End-of-training Feedback Form: This form will be sent to the participants with the post-evaluation form in order to assess their satisfaction regarding the training and the session given to the teachers

External collaborations:

Himaya – NGO: Provided members with the Training of Trainers (ToT) on child abuse

Tahaddi – NGO: Overseeing and aiding in the distribution of clothing donations.

Seven medical faculties and other schools: Centers of clothing donations

Saint George University Hospital: Christmas event was held in their pediatrics department


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