SUGi
Lebanon

BEIRUT, LEBANON

Back to Play Forests

Restoring resilience after the blast.

Miyawaki Method
School
Urban
Land Forest

Following the horrific August 4 2020 blast, the city of Beirut was left devastated.

We want to plant micro Miyawaki forests as part of the rehabilitation of school playgrounds.

This will help heal the community through the physical act of planting, educating the students on the different native species, and exposing them to forest ecosystems in the context of highly urbanized Beirut. These forests will not only contribute to the restoration of the schools, but also to a great city still in dire need of regeneration.

We will be starting with four schools most impacted by the blast, in collaboration with the “Let’s Play” initiative.

Forest Maker Adib Dada

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536

TREES

134

SQUARE METERS

19

NATIVE SPECIES

“Combining nature and play is a crucial step for healing from the trauma of the blast”

— Adib Dada, founder theOtherDada

Regenerate destroyed playgrounds

  • Allow children to heal from traumatic experience through nature therapy
  • Provide an educational platform for students
  • Restore biodiversity in urban areas
  • Reinforce sense of community and care
  • Enhance education and creativity
  • Raise awareness for urban forest benefits

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