Volunteer Managers: An Important Investment Rather than an Unaffordable Expense

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Informal volunteering has been part of Lebanese culture for a long time. People spontaneously help relatives, friends, and neighbors in need without expecting any financial return. It is one of the meanings of wajbat, or social obligations. In the past, many community projects were completed on a volunteer basis (awni) — whether it was building […]

OFFRE JOIE The Joy of Giving

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Founded in 1985 by lawyer Dr. Melhem Emile Khalaf, Offre Joie is an independent Lebanese non-governmental humanitarian organization. Q & A with Offre Joie What is the vision of Offre Joie? Offre Joie started during the Civil War, when some of us realized we had to do something to counter the conflict. The best way […]

Bed and Breakfast: Showcasing the Authentic Lebanon

  The provision of Bed & Breakfast is a rising trend in Lebanon. It offers tourists, or even locals, a glimpse of the country’s exceptional culinary, historical and social heritage. Photos by: Natheer Halawani, Diaa Arfan, Rene Schulthoff, Leia Gorra and Paul Gorra, One of the most unique things about Lebanon is its distinct human […]

AUB Outdoors: A Heart-Warming Story Since 1981

  AUB Outdoors is the biggest student-organized event in Lebanon, taking place at the American University of Beirut (AUB) on a yearly basis, on the third weekend of May. This year the theme was “The Alien Invasion.” Walking around AUB’s main campus during Outdoors is like strolling along a never-ending path of fun and excitement. […]

Salzburg Academy on Media and Global Change

   Salzburg Academy bring together students from different universities and helps in developing a network of  people helping  each other on multiple levels. It’s  a breath of fresh  air, in every sense. Nestled on  a lakeside just outside the old town, the Schloss Leopoldskron in  Salzburg, is home to the Salzburg Global Seminar, which facilitates […]