Congratulations to the 8 young Lebanese innovators, artists and entrepreneurs who made it in this year’s Forbes 30 under 30! You make us proud.
Meet here Nicolas Zaatar, Hussein Bazaza, Mark Chahwan, Jad Sayegh, Jawad Farès, Ray Dargham, Ève Tamraz Najjar and Élissa Freiha.
“Many in the list are scattered across the globe as they strive to prove their mettle in countries far from home. With such diverse areas of expertise, these innovators are transforming the rules of business.”
For all those who live abroad, here’s a little something to stay connected with Lebanon!
Koullouna is a monthly subscription box filled with Lebanese products, a taste of home delivered right at your door. Through small donations, the subscription will also be a way to support local initiatives that have a positive impact on the country.
Experience Lebanon in a box! Bravo Marielle and your team, what a great concept.
If you wish to contribute and get your own awesome -home away from home- box, here is the link to their crowdfunding campaign.
For the first time, the legendary Dakar Rally will feature a Lebanese team!! Jad Comair and Antoine Iskandar are going to participate in this race in January 2018.
Follow the Rally Dakar Lebanon Team and be part of their #BeTheDrive national charity campaign by helping them raise funds for Anta Akhi, an NGO that helps adults who suffer from physical and mental disabilities.
The Lebanese Flag will be waving from Lima (Peru) to Cordoba (Argentina)!
Watch the video of their campaign here.
Check out this teaser on the Public Library Fridges project! Such a great creative reuse and initiative by arcenciel.aec.
, the talented Lebanese street art duo and identical twin brothers Mohamed and Omar Kabbani, recently finished a massive project in Tripoli. The massive “Operation Salam” took 3 years of logistic preparation and 3 weeks to accomplish with the help of a group of residents, kids and families. The word “Salam” (Peace) is now painted in Arabic calligraffiti on 85 rooftops in the heart of the fighting neighborhoods of Jabal Mohsen and Beb el Tebbeneh. They are conveying a bold and positive message to the world. Hats of for a mission accomplished! #OperationSalam #TheStreetIsOurs
#LiveLoveStory capturing the stories of people that strive to make a difference. Therese Kayrouz, an Industrial Engineering student, developed the YallaBus app to make it easier for people to use public transportation in Lebanon. Commuters can chose their destination and get different Bus routes and timing. Where, when and how to catch the right bus through GPS tracking and data mining.
Watch the short video produced by @livelovestudios here
Une belle initiative! Éliesh Sahyoun, enseignant universitaire et fondateur de l’Organisation de développement durable (ODDD) prend les devants et propose de mobiliser de jeunes étudiants autour des transports publics.
Lire l’article de Nelly Helou dans l’Orient Le Jour ici
A lire. Un entretien avec Kassem Istanbouli sur son collectif artistique et sur “l’importance des espaces libres culturels au Liban (notamment au Liban Sud)”.
“La culture est un moyen de recréer une perspective d’avenir pour une société [..] Nous sommes convaincus que grâce à la culture, nous pouvons construire la paix.”
Retrouvez l’article sur iloubnan.info ici
Such a wonderful initiative!
NaTakallam is a “conversation platform for Arabic-speaking refugees and language learners that would give refugees an opportunity to leverage their skills and earn income, while offering language learners a chance to practice colloquial Arabic”
“This is an opportunity to get people to know, one-on-one, who these people [ed. refugees] are, to change the narrative, to change the perspective, to create real connections” Aline Sara, founder of NaTakallam.
Read more here.