IDRAAC’s Labor of Love for Mental Health

  A devoted NGO works behind the scenes to build Lebanon’s mental health infrastructure – with legislation, awareness campaigns, advocacy, education, training, care services and, supporting it all, research. One in four Lebanese will have a mental illness, during their lifetime, according to a 2008 L.E.B.A.N.O.N. (Lebanese Evaluation of the Burden of Ailments and Needs […]

Bou Samih’s Memory: Back to the ’20s

  Grandparents are always nostalgic about the old days; they share past stories with pride; they talk about friendship, unity, generosity, and prowess. I was always intrigued by this passion; what is it that makes them attached to old memories? Have you ever wondered as well what life was like 93 years ago? What were […]

Retired and Senior Volunteering in Lebanon

  While people of all ages can volunteer, a very special and often neglected category of volunteers is “retired and senior volunteers.”’ Article by: Dr Patricia Nabti “Retired” has a clear meaning, but it is a sensitive matter to decide what age constitutes being “senior”. Some programs will say over 50, others over 60 or […]

Let’s Meet – Linaltaki

  One summer afternoon in 2001, 11 years after the end of the Civil War, two women met over a cup of tea in a Lebanon still under Syrian occupation and divided along sectarian lines. Article by: Yara Zgheib One wore a hijab over her dark hair, the other a cross around her neck. Both […]

TA3A SOB EL FAN: A Fight Against Extremism

  A university project unlocks students’ passion for giving voice to vulnerable youths in Lebanon. It is not until our interview is winding up that Lea Ibrahim says: “I think we have to talk about our trip to Washington.” For almost half an hour, Lea (20) and Isabelle Wakim (22) have been animatedly describing Ta3a […]