About Us

Makani is not just an organization; it is a Local Community Center. Situated at the heart of the Burj Al-Barajneh camp in Beirut, Lebanon, Makani is dedicated to social development. With over two decades of impactful initiatives, we are committed to transformative principles—change, empowerment, and capacity development. From empowering women and youth to comprehensive educational endeavors like literacy courses and health awareness lectures, our vision extends to a future where individuals realize their fullest potential and actively contribute to society.

Rejecting violence and prejudice, Makani fosters an inclusive environment where self-reliance, confidence, and societal engagement flourish. We are not just an organization; we are dedicated to empowering lives and fostering positive change within the community we serve.

Building Tomorrow: Our Transformative Aims


Rejecting Violence and Prejudice


Empowering Women and Youth


Comprehensive Educational Initiatives


Long-Term Change and Development


Societal Engagement and Talent Demonstration


Capacity Development and Psychological Safety

Our Mission

Makani’s mission is to empower the local community in Burj Al-Barajneh camp through targeted initiatives in education, women’s and youth empowerment, economic development, family life, and youth development.

What We Believe In

Makani believes in:

  • The transformative power of education and vocational training.
  • The potential of women, youth, and children to achieve their fullest capabilities.
  • The importance of societal engagement and collective effort for positive change.
  • The rejection of violence and prejudice in building a harmonious community.
  • The significance of capacity development and psychological safety for overall well-being and empowerment.

Through these beliefs, Makani is committed to creating a supportive environment where individuals can grow, learn, and contribute to a brighter future for themselves and their community.