Here we are!! It is really happening. The inauguration ceremony concluded, the gym is opening its doors to the people of Burj al Shemali camp. Apart from the amazing feat that is the gym itself, this two year building project has brought its own benefits to the camp, providing work for some of the people there. Building, you see, is one of the few types of work that foreigners are allowed to do. Remember that our 4th generation Palestinians born in Lebanon are still considered as such after all these years! The gym is equipped to be used by people of all ages. As well as having a positive impact on people's health, its aim is to transform their social life by providing for the men and for young people a valid alternative to just ‘hanging around” the streets and for women a place to meet away from the home. We will follow the developments with interest.
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