Founded in 2005, Tamanna is a non-profit organization that grants the wishes of children with critical illnesses. Turning a wish into reality empowers a child to combat his illness, giving him hope and happiness in times of great stress and hardship. Any child between 3 and 18 years with a critical illness, residing or being treated in Lebanon, is eligible for a wish. Today, Tamanna serves 15 hospitals across the country. Wishes are served without regard to nationality, religion or socio-economic background. To date, Tamanna has granted over 1500 wishes at a rate of three per week. A wish granted is a powerful tool to help spirits rise, bringing a ray of sunshine into lives dominated by pain. A wish is that magic touch that will turn a suffering child's tears into laughter.
These passionate volunteers connect with wish children and help explore their imaginations for the experience that will delight and inspire them. Our wish team creates an unforgettable experience driven by the child's creativity. It's an incredible experience that enriches not just the lives of the children and their families, but often an entire community.
Many have lost their smile. Because of you Karim Rayess, some will find it again...
100% of donations go towards granting the wishes of children. We work very hard to keep our operating expenses at their lowest . These expenses are fully covered by sponsored events.
Price Waterhouse Coopers are in charge of auditing our accounts with the highest standards of governance and full transparency.
The power of a wish empowers the child to continue when things get tough; it is the source of hope where everything is possible.
To make a difference, knowing that granting a child's wish will bring a ray of sunshine into his life, leaving his illness in the background.
Amal Halawi, Carla Abou Jaoude, Dina Fil, Hassana Darwich Hussami, Diala Fil, Reem Khodr, Dina Harake, Dina Ghandour, Sonia Ayad, Maya Zahran, Victor Wazen, Dr. Riad Makdessi, Caline Shmeitelly.
(Low left to right) Sana Barbir, Mira Amhaz, Wadad El Zein, Soraya Barbir, Rima Taher, Tania Khawam, Inas Fakhreddine.
Missing in the photo: Sally Cheaib, Reem Fakhir, Hala Fanj, Mirna Mshantaf, Ali Saghir.
Ms. Hala Abillama (Vice President), Ms. Randa Armanazi (Accountant), Ms. Hania Boustani, M. Mohamad Chahine, Ms. Diala El Fil (President), Ms. Rim Kraytem, M. Nabil Makhlouf (Secretary), M. Ziad Mikati (Treasurer), Ms. Dana Obagi, Ms. Maha Shair.
Dana Obagi: Director Psychologist
Diala Fil: President
Hala Abillama: Vice-President
Hania Boustani: Director
Maha Shair: Director
Mo Chahine: Director
Nabil Makhlouf: Secretary
Randa Armanazi: Accountant
Rim Kraytem: Director
Ziad Mikati: Treasurer
Diala Fil, Fadi Rayess, Hania Boustany, Rana Fil, Dina Kaddoura, Nadine Akawi, Nabil Makhlouf.
Soraya Barbir - Executive Director
Wadad El Zein - Office Coordinator