3 full-time social workers.
765 house visits conducted between 2017 and 2019 (478 married parents, 245 single
parents, 42 widows/widowers).
378 caregivers participated to the community Barazas organized by the Social Work Department between June and August 2019.
3’379 households reached by Shamas in 2019

45 mothers received training and employment since 2015
150+ interventions in the communities by the social workers to solve the case of inequality or abuse.
23’000+ meals prepared and served by Shamas mothers since 2015 during tournaments.

Community Welfare

The welfare of our beneficiaries and the communities they live in has been a
constant in the Shamas activities since 2015 when the first social worker was
hired. In order to work on the holistic development of the individual, it was
necessary to build a bridge between Shamas and the communities we work in.
Community Welfare serves the following needs:
1. Understanding the beneficiaries’ background;
2. Empowering the caregivers of our beneficiaries;
3. Strengthening the resilience of the communities we reach;
4. Understanding the dynamics of the communities.


Community Barazas

To understand our communities, our Social Work department conducts community
meetings to engage all the stakeholders of our programs. In these meetings, we
engage the communities to identify their needs. Despite the similarity of the
communities that we work with, they will experience different challenges

Home visits

We visit the households of our children to know more about their household
dynamics. With this data, we are able to rank our households on a needs scale
which was developed through the help of the community members. The ranking
held in decision making as to who deserves what services.

Economic Empowerment

We try to empower our caregivers – the mothers of our beneficiaries – by providing training and working opportunities within the organization. From cleaning
services to cooking and to basic social work trainings, we provide community
members with the skills needed to become more self-sufficient and support their


This pillar supports the following SDGs