Foundation date: 1995

Situated in the very heart of Damascus, L’Arche Alsafina is a local beacon of hope, offering each member –without or with an intellectual disability- the opportunity to develop the practical and heart skills needed to confidently express their unique gifts, and sense of purpose in life.

The shared way of life it offers, and the workshops which bring out the manual dexterity and creativity of each person mean the community is a much-valued support for local families with disabled members.

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Sisters reunited in L’Arche in Syria

An amazing story of two sisters, both with intellectual disabilities re-united at L’Arche Al-Safina in Damascus, Syria.

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Lockdown is unlocking creativity and solidarity across the Federation

Today, no country in the Federation has been left untouched by Covid-19: many of our workshops have had to close temporarily; programmes have been put...

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Opening the door to real hope

During the many years that Youssef lived in L’Arche Al Safina, Damascus, he used to like nothing better than sitting outside in the sunny courtyard,...

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A flower of hope!

Strolling in the fresh air… unwinding from the tensions of the day… letting nature’s summer warmth refresh our whole being: some of us are lucky...

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