SUGi
Lebanon

BEIRUT, LEBANON

Back to Play Forests

Restoring resilience after the blast.

Miyawaki Method
School
Urban
Pocket 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 three schools that have been heavily impacted by the blast, in collaboration with the “Let’s Play” initiative.

Forest Maker Adib Dada

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SCHOOLS

1 of 3 - Ecole Secondaire des Filles de la Charité - Achrafieh

The site of Back to Play Forest at Ecole Secondaire des Filles de la Charité - Achrafieh
The pocket forest after 6 months growth

Forest Report: 6 Months

DATE: 02.07.2022

Forest Report: Planting

DATE: 02.11.2021

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2 of 3 - Armenian Evangelical Central High School

The site of Back to Play Forest at the Armenian Evangelical Central High School
The pocket forest after 6 months growth

Forest Report: 6 Months

DATE: 23.07.2022

Forest Report: Planting

DATE: 23.11.2021

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

Adib Dada, founder theOtherDada

3 of 3 - Zahret Al-Ihsan School

The site of Back to Play Forest at the Zahret Al-Ihsan School in Beirut, Lebanon
The pocket forest planted

Forest Report: Planting

DATE: 10.06.2022

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