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 …

Hunger Hero

Meet the young food activist Maya Terro who is leading by example, turning her passion for food into a humanitarian mission. She founded FoodBlessed, a fantastic initiative that seeks to “raise awareness about sustainable ways of living which make sense economically, morally and environmentally via promoting the concepts of food rescue/recovery, encouraging the adoption of more …

Employing refugees in NYC

Great initiative by Manal and Wissam Kahi in NYC, where they employ refugees from all over the world, changing the way people perceive them and helping them thrive. Every person and every community can powerfully affect positive change around the world. Check out their story here Thank you Labneh&Facts for sharing this story!
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The Queen honors Lea Baroudi

The Queen honors Lea Baroudi

The Queen of England has awarded Lea Baroudi an #MBE (member of the Order of the British Empire) for her services to peace building and civic rights in Lebanon.

As head of MARCH, the NGO that defends free expression and equal rights, Lea Baroudi does remarkable work to significantly change the lives of many young people and help them bring peace to their communities.

Congratulations for this incredibly well deserved recognition! Keep up the great work!

“Eat Save Love”

What can we do about Lebanon’s food waste problem and waste disposal crisis ? Some individuals have taken this matter into their own hands to find solutions. “Eat Save Love” is an event organized by Diana Fayad in conjunction with the Beirut-based NGO ACT_4Tomorrow (Active Advocacy of Communities for Tomorrow). A pop-up restaurant (hosted by GardenState) where the menu (developed by chefs Bob Deeb and Tina Wazirian) was based on surplus food from supermarkets! This is such a great initiative to raise awareness, reduce food waste and fight hunger in Lebanon. Read more in The Daily Star article.          

Humans of Arcenciel

We have always supported the work of arcenciel.aec the non profit organization striving to create a better future for Lebanon through their mobility program, hazardous waste program, health program and many other innovative services helping the most vulnerable citizens. The social circus cirquenciel is one of those innovative projects helping the Youth by ‘community building through collaborative learning’. #humansofarcenciel
Check out #arcencielminute for interesting facts and info. And tune in to the BBS Stories podcast episode 4 we recorded a while back with our guests from aec, Kim and Miguel Issa sharing their story.