16.05.2009 -

Creative initiatives in Education for All awarded at UNESCO Beirut

On the occasion of the Global Action Week for Education and Beirut World Book Capital 2009, UNESCO Beirut awarded 16 associations, foundations and NGOs, for their creative initiatives in the fields of education for all, community service and youth reconciliation.

The event was organized by UNESCO Beirut, in cooperation with the Lebanese National Commission for UNESCO, and under the patronage of the Minister of Education, Ms. Bahia Al-Hariri, with the participation of the Ministry of Social Affairs.

Director of the National Education Research and Development Center, Ms. Leila Fayad, represented the Minister of Education and handed out the awards and certificates with Secretary General of the NATCOM, Ms.Salwa Baasiri Seniora and UNESCO Beirut Director, Mr. Abdel Moneim Osman.   

All representatives of the branches of government and the NGOs participated in a round table followed the celebration to discuss challenges, and areas for improvement in the work of these different organizations with the participation of UNESCO Beirut Director and  the UNESCO Education programme specialists, Mr. Qutub Khan and Mr. Hegazi Idris.

The aim of the award ceremony was to recognize and appreciate the work of those individuals and institutions that possessed creative initiatives and dedication to education for all, adult education, outstanding community service and youth reconciliation.

The Fayha Choir, which received an award for excellence in using Music for youth reconciliation sang the Lebanese National Anthem and gave a brilliant performance in Accapella style without instruments that amazed everyone.

The aim of the roundtable was to highlight challenges and problems faced by the national associations and the NGOs. The roundtable discussed how the government bodies and UNESCO can offer assistance, which opens the door for increased cooperation among all the partners serving education for all and youth.   

Link: EFA website

contact : Hegazi Idris or Qutub Khan


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