Minister Hector Hajjar visit

Father Michel Abboud welcomed Minister of Social Affairs Hector Hajjar, accompanied by his Consultant Dr. Tony Khalil, in his office in the Headquarters in Sin El Fil.

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June

Opening of a Health Center in Hammana.

Under the patronage of Maronite Patriarch Mar Bechara Boutros Al-Rahi, Hammana Health Center was inaugurated, attended by a crowd of spiritual, political, and social figures, and mayors and local leaders, as well as Cartias Lebanon Board members.

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June

Caritas Lebanon annual fundraising Gala Dinner

On the occasion of the feast of Blessed Father Yacoub Al-Kabushi, Caritas Lebanon organized its annual fundraising gala dinner at Le Royal Hotel Dbayeh, under the patronage of the Maronite Patriarch, Cardinal Bechara Boutros Al-Rahi. The entertainment was gracefully offered by musician Michel Fadel and DJ Vinny Roumi. The proceeds of this gala dinner go to support the most vulnerable Lebanese, in accordance with Caritas Lebanon’s mission.
Over 460 prominent spiritual, political, union, banking, economic, media, and social figures attended, in order to support the vulnerable Lebanese during these challenging times.

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June

Hope Center students Graduation ceremony

Under the theme “Hope 4 Life,” Hope Center in Bhersaf celebrated the graduation ceremony for its EB9 students, in the presence of President Father Michel Abboud, Executive Director Gilbert Zouein, Program Director Nayla Khoury, Head of Education Nancy Najjar, HOPE Center Coordinator Takla Azar, and the coordinators of Fghal and Zahle centers’, along with administration employees, center teachers, and students’ families.

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June

Visit of the delegation of the bilateral Italian military mission in Lebanon

President Father Michel Abboud welcomed Colonnello Attilio Cortone, Deputy Chairman Military Technical Committee for Lebanon (MTC4L), Colonnello Sandro Iervolino, Commander of the bilateral Italian military mission in Lebanon, and Major Piero Rosignoli, Chief of Civil-Military Cooperation Team (CIMIC), at the headquarters in SinElFil.

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June

The Maronite Bishop of Australia visit

The Maronite Bishop of Australia, Bishop Antoine-Charbel Tarabay, accompanied by the Archbishop of Melbourne Peter Andrew Comensoli and the Chancellor of the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne Annie Carrett, were welcomed by Caritas Lebanon Vice-President Dr. Nicolas El Hajjar , the Executive Director Gilbert Zouein, where they reviewed and discussed the history, activities, programs, and challenges of Caritas, exploring ways for future cooperation.

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June

Canadian Ambassador visit

Canadian Ambassador to Lebanon, Ambassador McCollum, visited Caritas Primary HealthCare Center in Sin El Fil as part of the “Ambassador for a Day” program accompanied by the high-school student winner, a team from the International Rescue Committee and her team. The purpose of the visit was to explore some of the development work Canada supports in Lebanon.

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May

THYME Project

The THYME project activities were fully implemented during the past two-year duration, ensuring that all intermediate and final objectives are achieved within established timelines, budget constraints, and quality standards.
THYME Methodology Application in the Arab Area: This work package focused on disseminating the methodologies developed in Italy and Spain to tutors and organizations in partner countries, namely Lebanon and Jordan. By facilitating training sessions within the native contexts of these young participants, utilizing European techniques, the project aimed to equip both youth and youth trainers with valuable skills and approaches. Specifically, the objectives include involving young people in workshops on intercultural competence and political participation, providing frameworks for Spanish using “Head, Heart, and Hands” technique in addition to the Italian one “Feet, Heart, Head, and Hands” technique, empowering youth workers with necessary resources, fostering youth organization development, and promoting active citizenship among youth in Lebanon.
By executing these objectives, the project has enhanced youth engagement, addressed local and global challenges, and fostered a culture of empowerment and participation among youth in the Arab region.

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May

The visit of the First Secretary of the Japanese Embassy in Lebanon

President Father Michel Abboud welcomed the First Secretary of the Japanese Embassy in Lebanon, Maki Noda, accompanied by the GGP Program Coordinator Doha Faraj, in his office at the Headquarters in Sin El Fil.

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April