Christmas has arrived early to the 100 migrant women detainees at the Adlieh detention center thanks to a team of volunteers:
In an underground prison located beneath a busy highway bridge in Adlieh, Beirut, inmates sprang to life when a group of Filipinos arrived. The Filipinos broke out in song and dance, performing in front of 4 jail cells holding women migrants from the Philippines, Bangladesh, Ethiopia and other African countries.
Wearing Filcom T-shirts and red Christmas hats, the group went from one cell to another, performing an upbeat African dance and Christmas songs from around the world, including the Filipino classic “Pasko Na Naman.” The inmates requested for encore performances from the group.
The program wrapped up with games, such as “stop dance” and “apple dance.”
With the assistance of CLMC and POLO Beirut, the group also donated 150 gift bags of food items and toiletries, and fresh food such as doughnuts and Arabic bread.
Their next stop is the migrant detention center in Tripoli.