A Basilian Chouerite Sister with students at Father Roberts Institute for the Deaf and Mute in Sehaile. (photo: Christopher Kennedy)
From the very beginning, CNEWA has devoted considerable resources to helping the neediest people in Lebanon, particularly the poor and the displaced.
Our work with the Father Roberts Institute stretches back decades. Founded in 1959 by the Rev. Ronald S. Roberts, who died on Easter in 1983, the institute quickly set the standard for caring for those children who were hearing impaired.
As we noted several decades ago in the pages of our magazine, when the school began, “Fr. Roberts relied on God and the goodness of others.” In 1966, he was able to rely, as well, on CNEWA, whose generous donors helped support the daily running expenses of the institution.
Since then, the needs throughout the region have only expanded, and CNEWA’s work through the local churches of Lebanon has also grown. We help to provide education, health care, spiritual support and hope to a burgeoning population of refugees. And we continue to minister to the poorest of the poor among Lebanon’s own population, as well.
To lend your support to this important mission, call:
1-800-442-6392 (United States) or 1-866-322-4441 (Canada).