#buylocal

We encourage you to #buylocal and support Lebanese entrepreneurs!⁣ ⁣ These are some of our favorite local products. ⁣ ⁣ Hum’n Go Snacks (from which all proceeds go to the ProAbled platform that was launched with the support of Alfanar to connect employers with people with physical and financial challenges)⁣ mymoune Nutshell Peanut Butter The Good Thymes WAJD TAQA Miel …

Sustainable fashion in Beirut

We just came across this article in Vogue Arabia about DEPOT-VENTE BEIRUT, Beirut’s coolest vintage store! Keeping vintage and conscious fashion alive. Words by the talented New York based Lebanese UX designer, founder of Slow Factory, activist, teacher Celine Semaan. Photography by @prodantzoulis, in collaboration with Pam Nasr for art direction/styling. “Nawal is all about using her store as a platform …

A unique coffee shop!

Meet Wassim El Hage and his team. Wassim is the owner of Lebanon’s first coffee shop that employs people with special needs. As a passionate physical therapist, Wassim enjoyed working with people with disabilities. In collaboration with the Lebanese Down Syndrome Association الجمعية اللبنانية لتثلث الصبغية 21 he decided to create an environment where they could work, interact and …

Alzheimer day-care centers

Studies show that there are around 40 000 Alzheimer’s disease cases in Lebanon.   Last year, the Alzheimer’s Association opened two day-care centers, first of their kind in the country!   Most of the time people with dementia stay at home and are socially isolated. These centers are a safe place where people living with …

Turning disability into distinctive ability

Meet Michael Haddad. Michael is a professional athlete, inspirational speaker, adventurer and environmentalist. 75% of his body has been completely paralyzed since the age of 6 due to a spinal cord injury, yet he amazingly endures obstacles and holds world records in walking and climbing. On October 24, 2013 he carried a cedar tree from the …

Yoga for everyone

We strongly believe that the practice of yoga has the potential to improve physical and mental wellbeing, help people cultivate compassion, and experience deep healing. We came across this organization whose mission is to connect yoga teachers to underprivileged communities in Lebanon. “Koun believes that psychological well-being is a condition that every individual should have …

YallaBus, the map!

Back in October 2017 we wrote a post about a group of young students who strive to make a difference. Therese Kayrouz, an Industrial Engineering student, developed the YallaBus app to make it easier for people to use #publictransportation in Lebanon. Commuters can chose their destination and get different Bus routes and timing. Where, when and how to catch …

Color and community

A once abandoned area in the suburbs of Beirut has been transformed into a colorful and clean neighborhood where locals have regained a sense of pride and community. Thanks to the coordinators of this project and artists from all over (kids, students and professionals alike), Ouzai residents are now proud to welcome tourists and the …

Susan Sarandon in Beirut!

We were lucky to attend the private event hosted by Alfanar*, marking the premiere screening of ‘Soufra’ in Lebanon. Susan Sarandon (executive producer of the film), Ben Stiller (goodwill ambassador to the UNHCR), Nadine Labaki and Thomas Morgan (award-winning filmmaker) were present, alongside notable guests from across Lebanon’s civil society, private sector, diplomatic corps and the arts. This documentary tells …