Project Karim, Young Members and Volunteers of the Order of Malta

Project Karim, Young Members and Volunteers of the Order of Malta

Project Karim started in 2002 thanks to the initiative of one German volunteer who wanted to provide 14 year old Karim with the possibility of stretching his arms and legs. Today, after 12 years of ongoing therapy, he is able to stretch his legs, to walk with the help of someone’s support and to climb into a wheelchair by himself.

At present, the project focuses on different kinds of therapy (schooling, physiotherapy, ergotherapy) and the financing of equipment for such treatment. Such therapies help the guests both mentally and physically and additionally provide a certain relief to the sisters and caretakers.

Every year, the Caravan supports Project Karim with their Christmas Fundraising Campaign. This year they are raising money for much needed new physiotherapy equipment -and the room for snoezelen therapy in St.Dominique, Deir el Salib. The room for snoezelen therapy is a relaxing area that the Caravan uses with the guests. The physiotherapy room is used by a Lebanese therapist who is financed and supported through Project Karim.

To raise awareness, members of the Caravan will be sending out beautiful postcards. The pictures on these were painted by our guests with great care and are spectacular!

If you would like the opportunity of receiving some please do send an email to:

Please visit for more information.

We’re very thankful for your support!

Please donate with ‘Caravan Christmas Donation’ as your reference to the following account:

German Association of the Order of Malta
IBAN: DE82 3706 0193 0030 1470 22

If you would like a donation receipt for tax returns, please state your full address in the reference field of the transfer. You will receive the receipt directly from the German Association of the Order of Malta at the end of the year.

The service for our friends in the homes of the sisters of the cross in Lebanon goes further than the summer camps! We support our handicapped friends in a variety ways throughout the year.

Community being served:

  • Disabled Children and Adults
  • Marginalised Communities