Our Approach


1. Rights-based approach:

Insan believes that the respect of the human rights can create lasting changes in people’s lives and make them reach their full potential by diminishing the causes of poverty and injustice. In this way, a primary concern of Insan’s is the lack of political will to address the effective implementation of human right standards for migrants and refugees in Lebanon. Excluded from the system, these populations fail to access basic rights and services.



2. Holistic approach:

The different departments at Insan offer a variety of services reaching from education and life skills training to social, psychological and legal support. These departments complement and facilitate each other ensuring that a beneficiary’s needs are being addressed from all sides. In addition, the holistic approach is reflected by the fact that Insan works with the entire family - children and parents - aiming to address and improve the general situation at their home.



3.Community based approach:

Insan centre is located in one of Beirut’s eastern suburbs with an immediate proximity to many of the homes of the organisation’s target communities. This allows Insan’s team to build up a special relationship with the target population, to gain a profound understanding of their problems and to react directly to their needs.



4. Outreach approach:

Insan's team of social workers use the outreach model including home visits to assess the situation and define their needs. Beneficiaries do not need to make their way to Insan’s centre to ask for assistance, which might represent a challenge for them.



5. Individual needs assesment:

Insan works on a case-by-case basis and reacts directly to the specific and personal needs of the different individuals. Additionally, Insan is able to adapt services to meet needs that are identified during the course of the intervention.