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Manjedoura Nursery

The Manjedoura (Manger) Nursery provides services to 150 needy children between the ages of two months and three years of age, from Monday to Friday during business hours.  Parents drop their children off at 7:30 a.m. and pick them up at 5:00 p.m.

Those who know the Nursery, as well as experts who have visited it, consider it to be a model nursery because of its excellent equipment and the high level of services it offers.

The "Manjedoura" consists of two floors, with a nursery, a kitchen, lavatories/wash basins, a cafeteria, restrooms, a laundry room, a recreation room, a nurse's office, and a sun room, where the children play protected while receiving sunlight.  In addition, there is a meeting room for parents, a pharmacy, and a sewing room.  A pediatrician and a social worker are always available to safeguard this supportive atmosphere.

The first floor of this simple yet cared-for architectural project is reserved for the direct care of children and the second floor for technical support services as well as the administration of the Nursery.

Children are fed five times per day and receive a take-home meal for the time away from the nursery and for when their parents are unable to buy food.  They receive all the medical assistance and prescriptions that they need and play happily with educational toys that accommodate the number of children there.

Mothers are completely integrated in the day-to-day workings of the Nursery.  They participate in scheduled meetings with the administration in addition to receiving special training and participating in the Manjedoura's mission by volunteering four hours once a month.

Staff and volunteers work in harmony and happiness because they know that in the Nursery, they are building a better future for the children.