This September members of our team traveled to Lebanon to help develop a community space for the refugee camp Al Yasmine in the Bekaa Valley. This beautiful land is surrounded by vast mountains with some of Lebanon’s most fertile farm land
Al Yasmine camp is home to over 100 families who were displaced after the war in Syria. It is now setting up for another 120 families that will soon move into the village. We met many different families who shared with us their personal stories of what they went through and how they got here.
We stayed at Al Jasmine in total for two days. During this time we interviewed many families, we also held various activities to better understand their needs. Our goals was to use the design thinking proces by focusing on user research to design a community space that would best suite the village’s current needs.