Jaleesa is committed to treating our community ethically and with respect. We listen to our customers and our babysitters and do our best to offer an ethical, environmentally responsible and excellent service, all day every day. Our mission is to scale our social impact as our community grows.
Jaleesa’s social impact is delivered in three ways. First, we’ve developed international standard child care in Lebanon, so parents (mothers especially) can confidently begin their new stage of life. Creating the freedom for mothers to comfortably go back to work, if they wish, will help grow Lebanon’s gross domestic product and make the country more competitive globally.
Next, our non-profit events program, led by Events Director Lida Charaf, raises funds to provide free after school child care for families from underprivileged communities. Working with the NGO BZ KIDZ, Jaleesa child carers have provided over 100 hours of high quality child care to nearly 100 kids in Burj Hammoud and Bouchriyeh, Beirut.
We fund this program by organizing family events across Beirut. These events are first and foremost fun for kids, but they also let us meet our newly onboarded babysitters, meet parents, and help the community, all at the same time! Jaleesa’s Saturday stand at Souk el Tayeb is a great way to learn more. We also hold bimonthly educational events for adults at Dent de Lait.
Finally, we work with select NGOs to recruit their best qualified and experienced beneficiaries to go through our induction training. Currently 31% of our working babysitters are NGO referrals, and their star ratings from Jaleesa parents are above the average. Jaleesa’s partnership with Bank Audi means that every babysitter gets a bank account, and our partnership with Careem means that they have access to discounted taxi rides to get to and from work.
“From the moment Fatima arrived, she was engaging with my child. She seemed very comfortable immediately. My child loved being with Fatima and is already looking forward to the next time.”
--Cameron, dad of Opal