Run for a Cause
Races organized by the Beirut Marathon Association are for more than just running, they are a chance to give back to the community and be an agent of change while completing the course. "Run for a Cause" is your chance to donate a percentage of your registration fee to a cause that you believe in!
You can browse the different NGOs by the field in which they work in and find the one that interests you best. Once you do, click on the name of the NGO to be taken to their website for more information.
This includes organizations that strengthen the ties to one's heritage as well as one's appreciation and respect to other cultures. They also work on strengthening the factor of Art in the community.
This includes organizations that work for the protection and growth of children, as well as empowering the youth so that their age and size does not hinder their right to having their voice heard.
This includes organizations that seek to ensure that quality education is available and affordable for everyone. These NGOs have the drive to ensure that everyone has an equal chance to study pursue the life they want.
This includes organizations that care for the preservation and development of the world we live in, whether it is preserving life on land and water or raising awareness on climate action.
This includes organizations that are concerned with the wellbeing of the human being – physically and mentally, whether it is through researching for ways to manage illnesses, raising awareness on certain health hazards, or working with people to overcome their health issues.
This includes organizations that work to raise awareness over social issues or change laws that hinder equality to create a stable environment for the future of Lebanon.
This includes organizations that work for preserving human dignity whether it is through bringing joy to people who need it or building establishments to take people in.
This includes organizations that work to bring areas of conflict into an era of peace, whether it is through direct intervention to end the conflict or through fixing the damage caused by it.
This includes organizations that, whether it is to protect them from abuse or proved them with more opportunities, aim to improve both the social and the legal status of women.
This includes organizations that want to secure good jobs and a good economic growth in the country. Through that, they build sustainable cities and communities.
AGBU-AntranikEstablished in 1906, The Armenian General Benevolent Union (AGBU) is the world's largest Armenian non-profit organization devoted to preserving and promoting the Armenian identity and heritage. Headquartered in New York, AGBU has an active presence in 28 countries. AGBU Lebanon administers a vast array of educational, cultural and humanitarian programs, institutions and community groups, which include the state-of-the-art AGBU Demirdjian Community Center, three high-achieving Armenian day schools and medical dispensaries. Education has always been a cornerstone in our mission. Our cause in participating in the Beirut Marathon is "Education for the underprivileged!"
Greek CommunityThe Greek Community of Beirut is a non-profit organization with the aim of preserving the Greek culture and heritage among the Greeks living in Lebanon. On the 22nd of October, 2013, the Community established the Greek Cultural Center where diverse cultural activities are hosted. Those activities include Greek language courses, Cine club, lectures, and workshops. The Center is located in Dekwaneh, parallel towers 232, bloc A, 2nd and 3rd floors (Tel: +961 1 493467/8).
LLGGUThe League is a non-political and a non-profit organization, It was founded on February 28, 1994 by a small group of alumni who, upon their return to their homeland, Lebanon, felt the need to maintain the strong bounds of friendship that developed among them in Greece, in their mother country, and to communicate this spirit to the next generations, together with their feeling of gratitude and love to the country that hosted them during the decisive years of their higher studies: Greece.
RODINAThe cultural and educational association of Russian speaking women in Lebanon "Rodina" founded in 1985 is a non-governmental, non-profit organization. About 30 000 Russian speaking citizens currently live in Lebanon. We constantly help our children and families successfully integrate into the Lebanese society. At the same time, we care about promotion of richness and variety of Russian culture in Lebanon. Our organization aims to deepen understanding between Russian and Lebanese and has devoted itself to further mutual enrichment of both nations. Concerts, charity festivals, art fairs and many other activities are regularly scheduled in our calendar.
SHINKUKANGuided by our core moral values, P.H.A.S.T.E.R TM (Perseverance, Honesty, Agility, Self-control, Tolerance, Empathy, and Respect), Shinkukan's vision is to nurture our diverse learners through the Cultural and Physical Education System of Japanese Traditional Arts, complementing and supplementing their enrichment in body, mind and spirit. We aim at stimulating, awakening, and nurturing P.H.A.S.T.E.R TM within our learners by introducing them to this cultural form of Peace Education while bringing the various communities in Lebanon together in the spirit of goodwill and cooperation. At last we aim at strengthening the ties between Lebanon and Japan through this cultural exchange.
Syracuse UniversitySyracuse University is a 147 years old university located in Syracuse, upstate New York. It is distinguished by its highly competitive programs in Public Administration, Media Communication and Journalism, Engineering and Computer Science, Business, to name a few. It is committed to excellence in education and civic engagement and is highly reputable for its engagement in athletics. More than 100 Syracuse University alumni reside presently in Lebanon. The slogan "Peace, Love, Run" of this year's marathon perfectly fits its profile and it is in this same spirit that the alumni group is joining the Beirut International Marathon this year.
Welfare AssociationThe Welfare Association seeks to encourage the preservation of Palestinian culture and identity and the revival of Palestinian cultural heritage, to develop, upgrade and empower Palestinian individuals to become productive, professional and capable of achieving their goals and aspirations and to contribute to economic and social change, to empower local institutions and assist them in providing services that respond to the needs of Palestinians by employing the requirements of good governance and achieving sustainability, and to provide rapid and effective response to any emergency situation that may put the life, security or health of Palestinians at risk.
Mentor ArabiaMentor Arabia is a regional non-governmental Foundation which advocates for youth empowerment to prevent risky behaviors and drugs intake among Arab youth and children. “An Arab world where children and youth are empowered to lead healthy lives and make sound decisions” is our vision. We work to empower Arab children and youth towards prevention from risky behaviors and drugs through capacity development, awareness, dissemination of best practices and knowledge, and forging partnerships.
UNICEFUNICEF is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children's rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential and is guided by the Convention on the Rights of the Child and strives to establish children's rights as enduring ethical principles and international standards of behaviour towards children. In Lebanon, UNICEF was the only UN agency working during the many years of the civil war, providing key assistance in health, water and sanitation as well as demining in many parts of the devastated country. Today, the agency manages large scale programmes on Child Protection, Social Policy, Youth and Adolescents, Education, WASH, as well as a Palestinian Programme to cover the Palestinian Camps in Lebanon.
SOS Children's Villages LebanonA loving home for every child. We provide long-term, family-based care for children who have lost parental care, and we work with struggling families and communities to help strengthen them and prevent child abandonment. We are non-governmental and non-denominational; we respect all religions and cultures, and we work with trusted partners all over the country, and contribute to social development. All the work we do is made possible through the generous support of sponsors and donors, institutional and corporate partners, and loyal friends.
I’dadFDA aims at comprehensive development of children and youth with special needs, to assist them to reach their potential, advocacy and autonomy. Our vision is to carry out all what may bring the persons with special needs to public participation, inclusion and equality, in line with the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.
AFELAFEL, Association du Foyer de l'Enfant Libanais, treats and educates mistreated delinquent children who have learning difficulties and communication problems. We provide them with the necessary tools to protect themselves and to become autonomous enabling them to be resilient to the challenges they will face during their reintegration in the Society
Beit Atfal AssumoudKnown as Beit Atfal Assumoud (BAS), The National Institution of Social Care and Vocational Training (NISCVT) is a humanitarian non-governmental organization working among Palestinian communities in Lebanon. The objectives of the organization are to improve the socio-economic situation of youth and to provide them with a platform for self-expression and to open dialogue with youth from other countries, to develop economic and professional opportunities for youth through gender balanced programs, and to preserve the Palestinian identity by keeping its cultural heritage alive and transmitting it to new generations.
CYCFounded in 1997, the Children and Youth Center (CYC) is a non-governmental organization based in the Palestinian refugee camps of Shatila in Beirut and Nahr el-Bared. We provide education and recreation to children and youth between the ages of six and eighteen years. We believe that all children and youth have the right to live, learn and play in safety. The living conditions in the camps are difficult. Palestinians in Lebanon are not only subjected to civil rights abuses, but are also banned from owning property and denied access to most professions. Due to the current conflict in Syria, the camps are getting even more overpopulated and traumatized children and families are arriving to an already unsustainable situation. CYC provides financial and material support to newly arrived refugees. CYC work is guided by the spirit of International Child and Human Rights Conventions.
Hiba Li Mawhiba'Hiba Li Mawhiba is a lebanese NGO whose main focus is to identify underprivileged children with artistic or athletic abilities and provide them with opportunities,financial support and guidance to develop their talents
HimayaHimaya's organizational mission is to promote global protection for children by focusing on all kinds of child abuse including sexual, psychological and physical abuse, as well as negligence and many others. Himaya strives to ensure a long lasting impact on the lives of children in Lebanon through its complementary programs of training, and resilience covering all areas of Lebanon. Himaya also developed a shelter that can host up to 40 children and provides them with all the treatment required including psychosocial support, scholarly counseling and guidance, medical services, and recreational activities.
ISICThe ISIC Association is the non-profit organisation behind the International Student Identity Card (ISIC). The ISIC card is the only internationally accepted proof of bona fide student status. First established in 1953, the ISIC card is now issued to students in over 130 countries. The ISIC card is not exclusive. All students over the age of 12, regardless of their nationality, race, gender or religion can purchase an ISIC card at an affordable price. Via one single card, ISIC students gain preferential and discounted access to products, services and experiences relevant to all aspects of student life, from software licenses and cinema access, to bookstores, public transport, cafés and eateries.
LEAD LebanonLEAD believes in the importance of improving the social situation of Youth and Children in Lebanon, and developing economic situation for Lebanese people who are in need for that . Mission is to meet with all component of Protecting Children and raising the awareness of equality between men and women.
The Nawaya NetworkThe Nawaya Network is non-governmental, non-profit organization based in Beirut, which develops the talents and skills of disadvantaged, marginalized, and at-risk youth by connecting them with mentors, businesses, and institutions, to help them pursue skills or passions that would otherwise go unnoticed.
Youth Energy for DevelopmentYouth Energy for Development, (“YED”) is a Lebanese non-profit organization dedicated to empowering the young generation of Lebanon established on August 4th, 2014 under the ministerial decree number 1496.
YED is led by a group of proficient board members and by a powerful board of trustees, and primarily works on two main projects:
Our vision and mission are built upon YED’s commitment to certain core values. These values guide our programs, projects and our day-to-day activities of empowering the young generation of Lebanon. The set of core values are:
MosaikMosaik is part of the non-profit organization “Foyer de la Providence” which works in partnership with “Institut Europeen de cooperation et de Developpement” (IECD)- a French development organization.
Since 2004, Mosaik’s team has worked with children with special needs in order to enhance their academic capacities and ensure their complete personal development.
Mosaik is a school that is also devoted to its students’ academic learning, affectionate needs, social skills, physical well-being and motor activities.
The objective is to prepare the children to be independent and integrated in society.
The school hosts around 85 children between 3 and 18 years old that might present low to mild mental retardation, learning disabilities, verbal et non-verbal communication disorder, attention deficit/Hyperactivity and behavioral disorder. The team working around the children includes different professionals.
Boldwin Foundation – Lebanon is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing human potential through education in Lebanon and the Middle East. Boldwin Foundation believes in the right for every child to receive quality education, it thrives to fund projects in the education sector like helping pay the tuition of students whom their parents aren't able to, and thus keeping them at their schools. In addition the foundation promotes digital literacy in schools, by fund-raising to equip educational institutions with computer laps and advice on how to use technology in education.
Al Madad FoundationAl Madad Foundation is a UK registered charity committed to the promotion of literacy and education for disadvantaged children across the Middle East. Through our local partnerships, multimedia artistic expression, intercultural dialogue, educational projects and events we engage international actors to join us in developing and supporting programs to emancipate and empower those most vulnerable and excluded.
ASSABILASSABIL, Friends of Public Libraries Association is a non-governmental association founded in 1997 to establish and promote public libraries in Lebanon that are free and open to all. ASSABIL directly manages the 3 Municipal Public Libraries of Beirut (Bachoura, Geitawi and Monnot) which receive more than 30,000 users per year. ASSABIL furthermore operates a mobile library and supports a network of around 30 public libraries throughout Lebanon thanks to the book donations, training sessions, exhibit circulations and expertise given by our Resource and Training Center.
BZ KIDZBZ KIDZ is a non-profit youth organization that provides after school programs for Lebanese kids whose families can not afford their academic success. We keep kids off the streets by giving them a sense of belonging. We help kids with homework, study for exams and engage them in fun learning activities. Every day, millions of kids leave school with no place to go. Help us serve more kids more often. Your contribution can change a child's life.
CareCare (Consultant Advocacy for Remedial Education) is an NGO that started in 2010 as a small private institute which caters to young adults. Its mission is to help students with special needs achieve their outmost potential to become responsible, productive and independent citizens regardless of their individual abilities or financial situation, through professional and social integration.
At Care we engage our students in different social activities such as educational/fun field trips, parties and camps. The morning sessions are school based that follow a specialized curriculum designed to target the major aspects of education in a manner that can be tailored to each student’s needs.
Hayda BaytakHayda Baytak is a non-governmental organization that provides scholarly assistance to students who have lost either or both parents and have no other means of paying their tuition fees. The NGO seeks to extend support to students who have suffered immeasurable loss, in the hope of providing them with a second, loving home, and the promise of a brighter future and aims to help these students on the long run, in decisions related to their educational path. At the moment, Hayda Baytak solely relies on donors and fundraising events to upkeep its quest for education, and intends to make permanent partnerships along the way to support its cause on a bigger scale.
JCIJCI is a nonprofit organization of young active citizens who are engaged and committed to creating an impact in their communities. We develop the skills, knowledge and understanding to make informed decisions and take action. As globally minded young adults, we all have rights, responsibilities and shared goals. We find targeted solutions to local issues benefiting our communities, our world and our future. Embracing new ideas, collaboration and diversity, we have the passion and courage to address the critical challenges of our time. These active citizens are invested in the future of our world .
Learning Center for the Deaf (LCD)The purpose of the "Learning Center for the Deaf" (LCD) is to provide quality programs to respond to the urgent needs of deaf persons in Lebanon, LCD has initiated challenging services and programs not available in Lebanon, with emphasis on education, in its broad meaning, as a tool for change and advancement of the deaf community.
MyschoolpulseMyschoolpulse is a Lebanese non-profit organization that brings school to hospitals in Lebanon. Myschoolpulse teaches all children aged 3 to 17 who are undergoing treatment for a life-threatening or chronic illness, thus giving them the opportunity to continue their education. It has tutors permanently assigned at the St George University Medical Center, Hotel Dieu de France, Hopital Libanais Geitawi, Rafik Hariri Hospital and the Notre-Dame du Secours Hospital.
Our Lady of Hope Foundation for Education & TeachingWe are Our Lady of Hope Foundation for Education & Teaching, a nonprofit organization created in 1987 on an initiative of the Fattal Group. We contribute in granting many Lebanese pupils better access to education and quality learning. Our ultimate vision is to reduce generational cycles of poverty by giving pupils equal access to education; therefore, helping children and youth become active members of society. We focus on granting financial aid because the cost of schooling in Lebanon is the number one financial burden on most households, often resulting in alarming rates of poor quality education, school drop-outs and in some cases, no schooling at all.
Paradis d'EnfantsParadis d'Enfants' mission is to provide underprivileged children with the same quality of education offered in private schools and to develop generations that believe in equality, solidarity and mutual respect. We aim to strengthen and enlighten our students' personalities and academic knowledge to prepare them for any journey they wish to pursue. Our vision is to ensure that our children acquire academic preparation for higher education, obtain a civic and patriotic foundation, develop strong personalities for all future challenges, and learn to confidently express themselves and develop leadership skills.
SKILDSKILD is a non-profit organization and center specialized in helping children with special needs and learning differences reach their full potential. The SKILD center, located in Mansourieh, offers professional assessment and evaluation as well as a range of effective intervention services including speech therapy, special education, psychomotor therapy, and counseling. All of our assessment and intervention services are provided by our team of experts who genuinely care about the success of students with learning differences. In addition, SKILD is committed to building community awareness about the rights and needs of children with learning differences. Hence, SKILD played a key role is launching the National Day for Students with Learning Difficulties in 2013, in collaboration with the Center for Educational Research and Development, the Ministry of Education, and the British Council.
Teach a ChildTAC is an NGO whose mission is to help as many children in Lebanon enroll and attend public schools irrespective of their gender, religion, location and performance. The aim of TAC is to fund all the families in need by paying all the expenses of their education including transportation, books, stationary and parents' committee fees.
Teach For Lebanon (TFL)Teach For Lebanon (TFL) is a Lebanese organization that works to provide less-privileged students in Lebanon with an inclusive, relevant, and excellent education. TFL enlists some of the country’s most promising young leaders to teach for two years in public school and semi-private schools throughout the country to provide equity in quality education by fostering youth leadership and promoting civic engagement.
ANIMAL ENCOUNTERSAnimal Encounter (AE) provides hands-on, interactive conservation through environmental education and awareness programs on Lebanese wildlife, rehabilitation of injured, captured, or orphaned wild animals, and captive breeding. We focus on expanding the AE's leadership role in the Conserving Lebanese wildlife to reach the whole region. Through the support of education, and rehabilitation programs we ensure sustainability of habitat and conservation of wildlife for the wellbeing of next generation and all generations to come. The AE Educational Center for Wildlife Conservation was established in 1993 to promote biodiversity conservation and encourage conservation through environmental education to change people's attitudes towards wildlife.
Animals LebanonFighting to improve the welfare of animals and stop the unnecessary and avoidable suffering and abuse that is so frequently seen, Animals Lebanon was founded as a registered non-profit organization in 2008. We work to improve the welfare of animals through comprehensive national animal protection and welfare legislation and compliance with international conventions. To support this campaign we provide nationwide public assistance for companion animals while rescuing and improving the conditions of captive endangered wildlife.
Jabal MoussaThe Association for the Protection of Jabal Moussa (APJM) is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization founded in 2007 for the conservation of biodiversity and preservation of the cultural heritage in Jabal Moussa UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, located in Keserwan Ftouh / Jbeil. Driven by its dedicated team, APJM has recorded many achievements. Results include the establishment of a community-based ecotourism infrastructure, development of three native tree nurseries to preserve valuable flora species, sustained socio-economic initiatives through its food and handicraft products, preservation and restoration of natural landscapes and archeological sites, awareness raising through innovative educational tools.
G Living GreenG, operating since 2009, is a Green living consulting non-governmental organization (NGO) committed primarily to provide effective solutions for businesses and organizations to promote a healthier environment, a cleaner earth, and a more sustainable future. G's multinational team consists of a wide range of environmental consulting professionals, certified civil, electrical, and mechanical engineers, landscape and urban architects, and last but not least - LEES APs.
Green Party of LebanonThe Green Party of Lebanon is a movement founded in 2004, registration #1323/2008 carrying principles of green politics. It's aim is to bring ecological, social and economic justice , through enhancing the application of good governance and transparency in Lebanon's socio-economic political system. Through that we would lobby to alter the governments strategy and attention towards social politics focusing on the daily needs of the Lebanese citizen's life catering for affairs that extend from health care and education to Gender equality, civil and citizen rights.
Head AssociationThe message of the HEAD association is assembly to contribute the preservation of the environment and its elements of earth, air, water, and biodiversity in Lebanon by working to raise the environmental awareness, enhancing the technical skills and environmental sense of citizenship by the individuals and institutions with focusing on women, children, and young people in collaboration with governmental and non- governmental institution, and to act within the interest of the country within the principles of sustainability and effective participation of the community?
BeeatoonaGoal/mission: Non Governmental Organization (NGO) formed in 2008. Its primary aim is the promotion of good environmental practices among the Lebanese and Arab communities for sustainable development. Fields Of Intervention: Social/ Environmental development, awareness in schools, private and public sectors.
Jouzour LoubnanJouzour Loubnan is a Non-Governmental Organization with three interconnected goals: INCREASE THE WOODLAND AREA in Lebanon by planting native species to restore degraded high mountain ecosystems and develop wildlife habitats. EMPOWER LOCAL COMMUNITIES to protect, manage, promote and benefit from the projects. PROMOTE ENVIRONMENTAL AWARENESS of our natural resources amongst younger generations, locals and officials. Since 2008 we planted more than 170,000 trees on more than 4 million square meters, in 17 different regions in Lebanon.
LSESLSES was established in 1980 on the initiation of highly educated engineers. LSES members included solar energy companies' owners, chairmen of university engineering departments, chemical, mechanical and electrical engineers as a non-profit organization, but the war in Lebanon, from 1975 to 1990, and its economic consequences, were a major handicap to the development of LSES in Lebanon. Not until the start of 2002, LSES was able to resume its activities with new members, new elected administrative board and new challenges. LSES has been very active since.
LHEEThe Lebanese House Establishment for the Environment (LHEE) is a non-governmental organization founded in 1999 under factual attestation number 47/a.d. Our work is focused on sound environmental sensitization at the local, regional and international level. The concept of the environment along with Mother Nature includes the ethical educational sectors, developing potentials, supporting the youth, encouraging volunteering, seeking to achieve citizenship awareness, transparency and human rights.
Lebanon Mountain TrailThe Lebanon Mountain Trail (LMT) is the first long-distance hiking trail in Lebanon. It extends from Al-Qbaiyat in the north of Lebanon to Marjaayoun in the south, a 470-Km (2993 mile) path that transects more than 75 towns and villages at altitudes ranging from 600 meters to 2,000 meters (about 1,800-6,000 feet) above sea level. The Lebanon Mountain Trail Association (LMTA) was established in 2007 to ensure long-term sustainability of the Lebanon Mountain Trail.
RCRicerca e Cooperazione (RC) promotes developmental programs believing that the disappearance of what nature and human beings have created in their history, represents an irreversible loss for each earth inhabitant; everyone on earth has the right to have a decent life, which is a fundamental element to reduce conflicts and level existing disparities. RC daily assists to reverse the disappearance of cultural heritage, biodiversity and indigenous cultures; energy and natural resources are constantly diminishing while desertification is progressing relentlessly.
iBloodlinkiBloodlink Foundation is an NGO handling iBloodlink application. iBloodlink is an application for mobile devices. Once downloaded, urgent Blood, Platelets & Bone Marrow request / donation become just a click away. No third party involved. Users that register are asked to input only their blood type and email address for verification. Nevertheless, all registered users will maintain anonymity as privacy is fully respected. Requests are transferred via push-notifications to matching blood types.
New BreathNew Breath is a youth-led, humanitarian and environmental initiative that raises funds to cover the cost of urgent, life-saving surgeries for children and also combats climate change in Lebanon.
Activities of New Breath:
- Fully or partially covering the cost of life-saving surgeries for children in Lebanon;
- Running continuous fundraising projects - sale of houseplants and recycled items during occasions and annual events;
- Planting 300 Pine trees in Horsh Beirut in March 2015; and
- (ongoing) Planting 150 Olive trees in Habbarieh, South Lebanon in 2016-2017.
CHANCECHANCE (CHildrenAgaiNstCancEr) is dedicated to the cause of supporting children with cancer and blood disorders whose families are incapable of covering the expenses of their medical treatments and hospitalization. Our association has been involved with this cause for more than 13 years. We aim at organizing fundraising projects and events, where the money we raise is donated solely to lend financial support to the needy children from various regions in Lebanon through paying the cost of their chemotherapy and radiotherapy treatments at 5 different hospitals: Saint Georges, Rizk, Abou Jaoude, Sainte Thereze and Hotel dieu.
Champs FundThe Fund aims at preventing sudden cardiac death in young athletes through advocating for mandatory cardiac screening of athletes, raising public awareness regarding cardiac risk in the young, providing free cardiac screening to young athletes and ensuring better preparedness and safety of the sports areas through the availability of Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) & Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)-certified coaches. Early detection of cardiac diseases in young athletes can save their lives! Availability of AEDs and CPR-trained people can give a second chance for a person in sudden cardiac arrest!
Alzheimer's Association LebanonAlzheimer's Association Lebanon was established in 2004 as a national non-governmental not-for-profit organization that aims to improve the living standards of individuals with dementia and their caretakers. Studies show there are about 30 000 Alzheimer's disease cases in Lebanon upon with AAL has set its two-fold vision to reach out to more families and improve quality of life, and to help in building a professional infrastructure for support and care through knowledge. AAL's 3 programs are: Alzheimer's disease Early Diagnosis Program, Youth Awareness Program and Pharmacological & Non-pharmacological intervention awareness for AD patients.
AmalounaThe importance of raising nationwide awareness about cancer research led to the establishment of AMALOUNA ( أملنا ) , an American University of Beirut-affiliated educational organization that promotes research as humanity's best defense against cancer and highlights the importance of investing in scientific research to explain and understand cancer at the molecular and biological level. AMALOUNA was pioneered by Dr. Rihab Nasr, an associate professor in the Department of Anatomy, Cell Biology and Physiology, Faculty of Medicine at AUB in March 2014. Her vision is gaining traction both on and off AUB campus. Currently, the organization not only includes AUB students (undergraduates, Masters, PhDs) of different majors and backgrounds, but also people of diverse vocations.
Brave Heart FundThe Brave Heart Fund is a charitable fundraising initiative established in November 2003 at the Children's Heart Center at the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC) with the mission that: “No child should die of heart disease because of a lack of funds”. Brave Heart Fund helps cover the cost of hospital treatment and surgeries for underprivileged children suffering from Congenital Heart Disease, without any discrimination to gender, nationality, or religious affiliation. Thanks to the continuous support and generosity of caring individuals and institutions, the Brave Heart Fund has been able to save the lives of more than 3,200 children from all over Lebanon in the last 13 years, with an annual average of 350 medical interventions in the last 5 years.
Boundless Giving AssociationWe are a group of volunteers consisting of doctors (with many specialties), nurses, social workers, educators and other health and social professionals. we organize free medical campaigns for treatment and physical examination , we have a primary care medical and social center in Beirut, which includes a dispensary and which distributes chronic medications for more than 600 poor families. we organize many social and educational conferences concerning subjects like drugs abuse, smoking cessation, heart diseases, diabetes, breast and uterus cancers,We had also participated actively in the program of medical screening and examination in many schools and we participated actively in the program of vaccination where we vaccinated more than 5500 children's against the poliomyelitis. Our association had also organized many ecological activities including the plantation of more than 2000 trees in many villages
CAP-HOIn 1995, a group of volunteers rallied to a single united mission: not to let suffering children die just because their families could not afford the cost of their medical care. The CAP-HO Committee’s founding members vowed to provide children in need regardless of their religion of origin, with the proper medical follow-up and care they deserve. CAP-HO is carrying its mission with the help of pediatricians and surgeons at the St. George Hospital University Medical Center, in addition to the generous contributions of kind-hearted volunteers.
Children Cancer Center For LebanonCCCL's Mission is to support all children with cancer and their families through securing funds to have access to the latest treatment and excellence in psychosocial services to help fight the disease and to secure education to create better understanding and awareness. CCCL provides access to free treatment and care to all children with cancer in Lebanon and the region without any discrimination.
Chronic Care CenterThe Chronic Care Center is a non-governmental, non-profit organization striving to lead specialized care for Thalassemic and insulin-dependent diabetic children by providing excellent, comprehensive, and accessible services and research for Lebanon. The Center also aims at contributing in building up healthy generations through working to prevent the disease and increasing awareness among the general population. Its humanitarian mission is founded on the basic right of every child to a better health. Founded in 1993 to answer to the urgent needs expressed by the medical community and the patients' families, the Center was officially inaugurated in June 1994. The Center aims at maximizing quality of health care and social support to children affected by Thalassemia and Type 1 Diabetes.
CRCThe Contact and Resource Center was founded in 1971 as a mission among people with physical challenges, drug addicts, and jobless youth. CRC became an NGO in 1994 under Registration Number 117/AD. It is also registered as a D.P.O (Disabled People Organization) at the Ministry of Social Affairs. For over 35 years, the CRC ran projects – all for persons with disabilities – such as: driving school, income-generating loans, leadership training, wood workshop for men, Artisana for women, relief projects in South Lebanon, camps for children and adults, independent living training for women, culinary school, scholarship fund in integrated schools, recreational travel and tourism, job finding, career guidance, and conferences and lobbying for laws – especially Law 220.
DiaLeb"The National Diabetes Organization - DiaLeb is a not-for-profit organization focused on diabetes in Lebanon. DiaLeb's mission is to improve the lives of people affected by diabetes and help in its prevention by promoting healthy lifestyles, research and developing a better understanding of diabetes diagnosis and care." We mainly work on awareness visiting Schools, Universities, Municipalities and other NGO's through different programs:
Donner Sang CompterDSC is a non-profit non-governmental organization which promotes responsible citizenship through raising awareness on and encouraging safe blood transfusions in Lebanon by organizing blood drives in universities, companies and public places in partnership with most hospitals in Lebanon, as well as creating a centralized database of potential volunteers who are willing to generously donate their blood, platelets and plasma to patients in need; hence answering the greatest possible number of demands all over the Lebanese territory.
EmbraceEMBRACE is an initiative for mental health, affiliated with the Department of Psychiatry at the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC). EMBRACE Works towards improving the understanding of mental health through awareness and education programs. EMBRACE also works towards providing financial assistance to needy patients being treated at AUBMC for psychiatric and psychological care. EMBRACE is an initiative led by volunteers under the umbrella of the American University of Beirut. AUB is a non-profit institute of higher learning, as certified by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education. AUB is also registered by the Ministry of Finance.
Gift of Life LebanonGift of Life Lebanon is a chapter of Gift of Life International (GOLI) a Rotarian based non-profit organization headquartered in the United States.
Founded in September 2015, Gift of Life Lebanon is the only international organization in Lebanon that funds healthcare projects with a specific focus on Pediatric Cardiac Surgery and prevention programs for children with heart disease of low income family.
Gift of Life Lebanon entered into a partnership with Rotary and AUBMC Children Heart Center (CHC) and has saved till now 35 lives through pediatric cardiac surgeries at AUBMC CHC and hope by December 2016 to save the lives of 100 needy children.
Heart BeatCongenital anomalies of the heart are among the most frequent malformations. They occur in 1% of all newborns and are the first cause of death before the age of one year. Unfortunately, all children do not have access to the same standards of care; and because of lack of funds, some are condemned to die. Established in 2005, Heartbeat is a non-profit non-governmental organization whose mission is to treat children suffering from congenital heart disease by providing the highest level of advanced surgical technology and expertise available and securing the necessary funds to cover the treatment. With the belief that “Music Saves Lives”, Heartbeat doctors and volunteers join forces every year and perform in a unique concert to raise the needed funds for the treatment of children, saving to date more than 2,200 lives.
IDRAACIDRAAC, Institute for Development, Research, Advocacy and Applied Care conducts and promotes research in mental health and raises public awareness about mental health and mental disorders while providing care for all age groups (children, adolescents, adults and the elderly). IDRAAC was Founded in 1997, and is the first NGO dedicated to mental health in Lebanon and the Arab World and is located in Beirut, Lebanon.
JCDFounded in February 1994 by a group of young social activists, Jeunesse Contre la Drogue – JCD has committed itself to:
1- Preventing addiction nationwide and training social activists on addiction and its repercussions.
2- Providing counseling to addiction victims and their families without discrimination and from all countries worldwide.
3- Rehabilitation the victims of addiction in its 2 inpatient centers in Jounieh and Ftouh Keserwan and its outpatient center in Chiah – Beirut.
4- Following-up the recovered addicts so as to facilitate their social reintegration and prevent relapses.
KarmaKarma - There is always hope
Karma is a Lebanese NGO dedicated to supporting Lebanese and refugee children in Lebanon who suffer from severe diseases and whose families cannot afford their costly medical treatment. Karma seeks to cover each individual case in its medical treatment by financing the treatment itself and by cooperating with other funding organization. Healing is a matter of Karma.
LAMSA (Lebanese Association of Medical Services for Addiction)LAMSA is a non-profit non-governmental organization founded in 2013, with a multidisciplinary team of health professionals and volunteers. We are committed to give patients the optimal healthcare treatment and support in order to assure a safe and healthy life. Our values are confidentiality, transparency, empathy and quality of services in the road to recovery. We provide, on an outpatient basis, medical and psychological treatments for the most frequent addictions, which are nicotine, alcohol and cannabis. We also work to increase public awareness and to assure education and prevention regarding all types of addictions, especially for the most vulnerable youth.
LANDThe Lebanese Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics is the core guiding body involved in the promotion and support of nutrition, dietetics, food science and nutrition-related public health concerns in Lebanon. The LAND is committed to improve nation's health and advance the profession of dietetics through continuous education and research. The LAND was founded in 1970, and revived its activities in 1993, and it was the first organization of nutrition professionals in the region. All the 200 members are licensed dietitians working in different range of practice areas and interests with high academic and ethical standards.
Lebanese Autism SocietyThe Lebanese Autism Society (LAS) is a non-governmental organization. It was founded in 1999 by parents of children with Autism and professionals. LAS advocates for the rights of individuals with Autism and provides them and their families support and services from early childhood to adulthood.
Lebanese breast cancer foundationThe Lebanese Breast Cancer Foundation (LBCF) is a non-profit, awareness, educational, fundraising initiative established in January 2011 by Dr. Nagi S. El Saghir (President) at the American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUB-MC) and a group of six women who either survived breast cancer or had close relatives surviving it. The aims of this association are raise awareness about breast health, provide comprehensive support for patients with breast cancer, and encourage research for the cure from breast cancer.
Lebanese Society for Quality and Safety in HealthcareLebanese Society for Quality and Safety in Healthcare (LSQSH) was founded in 2012, and is a not-for-profit, Non-Governmental-Organization, that exists to promote quality and safety improvement throughout the Lebanese healthcare community. LSQSH's aim is to have more volunteers staffing teams and task forces, and full-time staff members in order to meet its mission. This membership base is interdisciplinary and spreads across all geographic areas within the country and includes public, voluntary, and private sector representation. LSQSH will provide education, leadership development opportunities, and products to support quality professionals. The organization's vision, purpose, and core values support these goals
LSEDLThe LSEDL was established in 1962 and is a member of the Lebanese Order of Physicians. Its mission is to provide a unifying platform to Lebanese endocrinologists (currently 180 active members), where they can interconnect and grow professionally. The LSEDL as a body allows for the dynamic practice of endocrinology to evolve in tune with the scientific advances and sociocultural needs of the country. Diabetes Mellitus is one example where the Society supports medical education, actively promotes public health measures, and population outreach to minimize the impact of this epidemic. The LSEDL typically works in partnership with other scientific bodies, the industry, NGO’s and governmental organizations.
NOOTDT-LBNOOTDT-LB is non-profit organization affiliated with the ministry of public health and presided by the Lebanese minister of health. Organ donation, in the dramatic situation where a dear one is in brain death, is the utmost gesture of generosity and human solidarity. Save lives. Help patients. Donate organs after death.
Nusroto - Al AnachidNusroto - Al Anachid was established on October 2005(Acknowledgment note 203/AD) Lebanon - Bekaa - Zahle. Nusroto aims to rehabilitate drugs addicts and to reintegrate them in society as productive individuals. Nusroto also aims to serve prisoners and to provide them medical, social and legal services as Prison Fellowship International.
Oum el NourOum el Noouris a Lebanese non-profit non-governmental organization that started in 1990 thanks to a group of people whose intention was to help a friend overcome addiction. This objective became the mission of Oum el Nour when it was formally established under decree no. 120/AD and became recognized as the organization concerned with the rehabilitation of drug addicts and with drug prevention programs.
Roads For LifeThe Talal Kassem Fund for Post-Accident Care is a non-profit organization that was born after the tragic death of 17-year-old Talal who was run over by a reckless driver on his way to school at 7:00 am in the morning on October 19, 2010. Road accidents affect many children and youth who do not get the right treatment or medical care especially in the first 60 minutes "the golden hour", to be able to survive or lead healthy lives. For this reason and for the ones who DO make it, but need special care, our association was born. Taking care of Trauma Cases and Road Victims, has thus become our main goal.
SkounSkoun aims to help people with addiction problems claim their lives by providing a nonjudgmental and caring environment of client-centered treatment and counseling. We deliver the tools and information necessary to reduce the harm caused by drug use and we advocate for drug policy change, increased public awareness and education regarding addiction.
SAIDSAID NGO is a non-profit, non-governmental organization whose mission is to raise awareness about the importance of early screening in the prevention of colorectal cancer. Our activities include:
1. offering lectures in dispensaries, hospitals, and schools all over Lebanon,
2. participating in a variety of events (marathon, university fairs among others) to reach out to a wide audience,
3. offering free FIT tests for early screening for colorectal cancer,
4. working on making March the national month of colorectal cancer awareness in Lebanon (as of 2017)
5. Organizing support group sessions with a clinical psychologist for patients and caregivers.
SANADSANAD’s mission is to provide comprehensive free of charge home‐based hospice care to terminally ill cancer patients while preserving their dignity and enhancing the quality of their remaining life. We aim to assist patients in remaining as alert, functional and comfortable as possible within the calm and sanctuary of their own home, surrounded by family and loved ones. SANAD delivers these support services to patients regardless of their nationality, religion, political affiliation, gender, diagnosis or ability to pay.
Sports Safety AssociationThis NGO is targeting prevention, safety and rescue for athletes, young and younger people while practicing their favorite sports. Its field of action is mainly: *Highlighting the risks of the chosen sport or activity *Reenforcement of security measures *Rehabilitation of rescue teams *Creating a trauma center *Its ultimate target is the acquisition of a medically equipped helicopter The Safer , The Better !!!
Tobacco Free InitiativeFounded in 2000 by the family of Attorney Mr. Antoine Kayrouz after his death of lung cancer, TFI is the only Lebanese NGO dedicated entirely to tobacco control.
TFI’s Mission and Objectives
To fight against tobacco consumption in order to help improve the quality of life, reduce smoking-related diseases and deaths, and create a healthy environment.
1. To prevent young people from starting to smoke
2. To protect non-smokers from second-hand smoke
3. To help smokers quit
Yaduna (WHHC)Yaduna- Women Heart Health Centre (WHHC) was founded in order to improve women's cardiovascular health and reduce the burden of disease through prevention, awareness, screening, primary treatment, advocacy, and research. The center strives to become a model of excellence in preventive and primary treatment of cardiovascular diseases in women, regardless of their social background. By collaborating with academic teams from distinguished national universities, the center will implement the highest standards of clinical practice and research.
RRYH FoundationRemy Rbeiz Young Heart foundation's mission is to save the lives of children and young adults who, like Remy, are genetically predisposed to heart rhythm abnormalities that cause "Sudden Cardiac Death" (SCD). This will be achieved by spreading awareness, performing free preventive ECG/EKG events, encouraging the use of AEDs (defibrillators), and arranging training sessions in collaboration with the Lebanese Red Cross... In order to keep young hearts beating.
HUMANITÉ NOUVELLELe but d’Humanité Nouvelle est de faire en sorte que les personnes, dans leurs engagements quotidiens comme dans les occasions extraordinaires, mettent en œuvre les valeurs fondamentales telle que la fraternité, l’égalité sociale, le respect des droits de l’homme et la sauvegarde de la nature afin qu’elles puissent pénétrer dans les structures de la société, les renouvelle et suscite espoir, confiance et esprit constructif.
AJEMAJEM ( Association Justice Et Misericorde ) works for the defense of Human Rights and especially detainees rights in Lebanon. The association provides a psychological, social, medical and legal Services and Supports for the prisoners and their families during and after their detention to help them through this difficult time.
• Promote human rights and their application
• Assist and rehabilitate prisoners during and after detention
• Support families to preserve family cohesion
• Assist victims for restorative justice
• Collaborate with parliamentarians, magistrates, security forces and NGOs
Besme GroupBesme is a non-profit company that abides by the principles of an NGO. It is operated by a qualified team of professionals who have considerable experience in the humanitarian field in Turkey, Cyprus, Central Asia, and the Arab countries, including Lebanon. After receiving relevant information from academic studies, Besme primarily attends to humanitarian issues according to the International Bill of Human Rights and other international humanitarian structures. Moreover, the company executes all its projects regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion, national or social status, political affiliation or any other form of discrimination. That being said, Besme does focus mainly on the most fragile groups of society, namely children, youth and women, particularly in rural areas. As such, Besme gives priority to initiatives targeting women and youth empowerment as well as child protection. Besme is independent of any governmental, political, and religious affiliation.
HGSDThe Humanitarian Group for Social Development (H.G.S.D), is a small independent policy-advocacy and relief NGO taking a rights-based approach towards poverty eradication and environmental protection. Since its foundation, the organization has been devoted to work on two issues: eradication of poverty and restoring a balanced environment, without any discrimination in terms of race, gender, religious or political affiliation.
JWFJustice without Frontiers role is to develop and promote democratic reform and rule of law, and undertake legal and social projects that support human rights. It attracts volunteers, professionals who believe in human right principles and are dedicated to work towards prosecuting violators and supporting victims who have no access to justice. Human rights are violated on daily basis, in all parts of the world. Violations are caused by torture, abuse, or any other means that harm women, men, or children.
MarchMARCH's mission is to educate, motivate, and empower citizens to recognize and fight for their basic civil rights, raise a tolerant open Lebanese society in order to foster diversity and equality and reach a genuine reconciliation among the various communities. Committed to civic responsibility and creative thinking, MARCH seeks to foster in the Lebanese society a more participatory and collaborative community. In its current strategy and projects, March is currently focusing on fighting for the right to freedom of expression (and fighting censorship), women's rights, and diversity and conflict resolution activities.
Sakker el Dekkene'Sakker el Dekkene' is a young NGO that aims to raise public awareness on the dangers of corruption and its high cost to the economy, and to promote a culture of integrity and good governance in Lebanon. Sakker El Dekkene seeks to encourage members of the public to report instances of corruption and bribery that they witness or are involved in, through a collection of tools and platforms specifically developed for this purpose, including a website (www.sakkera.com), a smart phone App ('sakkera' on iOS and Android) and a hotline: 76 80 80 80.
Besme Co.Besme is a non-profit company that abides by the principles of an NGO. It is operated by a qualified team of professionals who have considerable experience in the humanitarian field in Turkey, Cyprus, Central Asia, and the Arab countries, including Lebanon. After receiving relevant information from academic studies, Besme primarily attends to humanitarian issues according to the International Bill of Human Rights and other international humanitarian structures. Moreover, the company executes all its projects regardless of gender, ethnicity, religion, national or social status, political affiliation or any other form of discrimination. That being said, Besme does focus mainly on the most fragile groups of society, namely children, youth and women, particularly in rural areas. As such, Besme gives priority to initiatives targeting women and youth empowerment as well as child protection. Besme is independent of any governmental, political, and religious affiliation. Its main aim is to provide the neediest people in and around Lebanon with tools for sustainable change, and it is committed to operating with full transparency and accountability. Based in Beirut, Besme employs associate experts and consultants working on a project basis.
Offre JoieOffre Joie (Farah Al Ata') is a Lebanese non-governmental organization that is neither politically nor religiously affiliated. Offer Joie was founded in 1985 by a group of young volunteers who wanted to create a space to meet and say "not to war", bringing the Lebanese from different communities and fractions together at a time of war and division, for giving hope, under three principles: love, forgiveness, and respect.
Rene Moawad FoundationUpon the application presented by the foundation known as: "Rene Mouawad Foundation", holder of the notification number 110/AD dated June 19, 1991 located in Zgharta - district of Zgharta and registered with the Directorate General of Political Affairs and Refugees under number 3084/4 dated January 27,2014.
A TOUT COEURPeople always need a place to live, especially when they are getting older. While some people continue living with their family, some go to a nursing home.Since 2011, A TOUT COEUR, a non-profit organization, is taking care of those people , trying to provide food, medicine and some necessities of life.12 ladies started this humanitarian work helped by a group of volunteers .
ALSEP"We walk hand in hand with people affected by Multiple Sclerosis toward a better quality of life." ALSEP is a national non-profit organization whose aim is to enable and empower people affected by MS to live to their fullest potential. ALSEP pledges to serve and support all people affected by Multiple Sclerosis in Lebanon through providing ongoing physical and psychosocial support for patients and their families, building awareness, being an information source, and advocating on behalf of people with MS for a better quality of life.
AmelAmel was founded in 1979 by Dr. Kamel Mohanna and a team of activists, professors, doctors and journalists in response to the Israeli invasion of South Lebanon in 1978.
Amel is a non-profit, nonsectarian association founded in 1979 by Dr. Kamel Mohanna and a team of activists, professors, doctors and journalists in response to the Israeli invasion of South Lebanon in 1978. Amel supports the most underprivileged populations in Lebanon, through various programs involving health care, psychosocial support, rural development, vocational training, child protection and the promotion of human rights. Due to its strong presence in underprivileged areas and the quality of services provided, the association has gained the confidence of the population and has involved thousands of people in programs related to Human Rights promotion as well as inter-community dialogue.
ArcencielSince 1985, arcenciel has worked with and for all people with difficulties for the sustainable development of society. It is a non-profit, apolitical and non-confessional association. arcenciel conducts its operations through 8 programs, 13 centers and 550 volunteers of whom 75% with difficulties spread over the whole Lebanese territory. Since its creation, arcenciel has provided nearly 37 million services to more than 380,000 beneficiaries. On top, arcenciel treats more than 80% of the hospital waste of Lebanon and more than 1,000 tons of solid waste a year. arcenciel manages the 2km2 Jesuit "domaine de Taanayel" for sustainable agriculture. Additionally, arcenciel promotes responsible tourism through its youth hostels and eco-tourism activities with more than 100,000 visitors a year.
LubnanLUBNAN was founded in France to promote all kinds of solidarity by supporting Lebanese Associations involved in human development helping in financing their activities. LUBNAN acts in the fields of poverty, health, elderly, children protection, all kind of addictions including cigarette addiction and any other field dedicated to better life conditions of underprivileged Lebanese. LUBNAN is also engaged in sponsoring scholarship and daily needs of underprivileged kids and orphans.
ADALFL' A.D.A.L.F est une Association qui a pour but de développer l'Amitié Libano-Francaise en ayant pour cible l' être Humain. L' A.D.A.L.F oeuvre pour hausser la qualité de vie de l' individu et échanger les informations qui lui sont utiles. Nous organisons régulièrement des conférences pour traiter des sujets de Santé, d'écologie, de législation et du social, pour éduquer et sensibiliser les populations pour le bienfait général de nos communautés.
BalsamatBalsamat Charity Association takes care of teaching children and teenagers a variety of different professions and offers them the work necessary to guide them towards a better and healthier lifestyle, away from debauchery. Our activities include conferences, trips, awareness campaigns and various fundraising events. Balsamat helps youth to become self-reliant in order to lead a life of dignity and pride.
BYGMission and Vision of BYG:
-Participation of the youth and reflecting their creative positive ideas on ground.
-Create a positive atmosphere to strengthen social relations at the level of the town.
-The desire of the youth to build social dialogue and be involved in new activities economically, socially, environmentally and culturally in coordination with the municipality, all social associations, sports and cultural clubs in the town.
-Coordinate the activities with the municipality and the associations mentioned above, in order to avoid falling into the trap of repetition at the project level.
CaritasLet the world know that
You believe... in their ABILITIES!
Run for Children with Special Needs! Among its various programs that target the different needs of Lebanese society, Caritas offers multiple services to children with special needs in its specialized centers in Zahle and Fghal, and is opening a new center for children with learning difficulties very soon in the village of Knaytri - Beit Chabab. To run with Caritas please contact Salim Khalil: email@example.com 03-898-234
DRCThe Danish Refugee Council (DRC) has been one of the largest INGOs operating in Lebanon since September 2004. DRC's main focus in Lebanon includes the provision of emergency assistance to displaced Syrians, and supporting the capacities of hosting communities across Lebanon. This includes four sectors of intervention: Direct Assistance, Protection, Shelter / Collective Site Management and Coordination and Community Empowerment and Livelihoods.
El-Khalil Foundation“The El-Khalil Foundation is an independent, nonprofit and nongovernmental organization. We believe in the ability of people to reach their full potential if given the opportunity and as such to contribute to society and be an effective voice in the decisions that forms their future.”
FoodBlessedFoodBlessed is a community-based, self-funded, volunteer-driven nonprofit organization that fights food poverty in Lebanon. They provide free meals for the unfortunate in their community on a weekly basis.They 'rescue' edible food that would have been thrown away from catering events, restaurants and shops, and redistribute that to those in need. The food rescued in most cases is not sellable, but is perfectly edible. They also work with schools and universities to spread awareness about the importance of managing food waste.
Albert NassarCreated in November 2007, the foundation aims at improving the living quality of everyone who wishes to or is in need, while providing various free services. Founded and financed by Mr. Albert Nassar and his family, it is a meeting place and an active community centre that is regularly evolving. The Foundation welcomes under-privileged people of all ages and with special needs from more than 100 Lebanese cities and villages as well as other nationalities and various religions. Our mission grows according to community's needs and contacts with various partners (NGOs; schools; ...). Services offered: Reception of groups, Education, awareness campaigns, Repas du Coeur, Collection of clothes...
GSFlobal Smile Foundation MENA (GSF-MENA) is an international not-for-profit organization dedicated to conducting cleft outreach programs throughout the Middle East and Africa. One of its main goals is to alleviate the suffering of underserved patients born with congenital facial deformities with special emphasis on patients with cleft lips and palates. In fact, GSF volunteers have been changing the lives of underprivileged patients in the developing world for the past 27 years. Many of GSF-MENA’s patients cannot afford to have their congenital deformities corrected and if left unrepaired, these deformities can lead to a variety of problems that fundamentally affect the wellbeing of both the individual and the community. Furthermore it can lead to speech deficits, nutritional insufficiencies, dental problems, ear infections and even hearing loss.
IbtissamaIbtissama is a message of peace and tranquility for hospitalized children in Lebanon. A stay in hospital can be a daunting time for children with chronic illnesses, who are suffering away from home and the people they love. Clown Doctors can be very instrumental in uplifting a child's mental state, which leads to a better acceptance of the treatment. The interaction with the specialized Clown Doctors whether silently or interactively can result in breaking a child's long silence to bringing fun and laughter back to the child. Without accounting for the positive impact it can have at times on the parents and the hospital staff.
KunhadiFounded in 2006, Kunhadi is a Road Safety NGO in Lebanon. Seeing that car crashes are the leading cause of death among the Lebanese youth, and keeping in mind the studies that proved driver behavior to be accountable for more than 80% of car crashes, Kunhadi aims to introduce a new culture of safe driving among the Lebanese community, notably the Lebanese youth, through raising awareness about the six leading behaviors/causes of fatal crashes in Lebanon.
Lebanese food bankA non-profit organization established by a group of Lebanese businessmen to eliminate hunger in Lebanon through partnerships and cooperation with credible & potential partners in all sectors (public & private).
HelpForLebHelpForLeb.com is the first project of Little Push NGO. Launched in August 2014, it’s the first Lebanese crowd-funding website for funding social, environmental and humanitarian Lebanese causes and NGO’s. The platform is also a hub for sharing social awareness and offering volunteering services. The vision of HelpForLeb.com is to gather and connect the Lebanese Diaspora, Lebanese locals, Lebanese NGO’s and Lebanese companies under one cause: Lebanon
Live2shareLive2share is a charitable, non-profit, non-governmental and non-political organization. It was officially registered in 2010 in Beirut by its founders Marie-Jose Honein, Tracy Abou Mrad and Shirley Chalhoub. The NGO started in 2003 as a group of eager friends wanting to make a difference in a world rained by cruelty. They collected food and other basic commodities (clothes, medication,…) on every holy season and shared the gatherings with the less fortunate families in Lebanon.
Look ForwardLook Forward is a Lebanese community for the youth who have faced or are currently facing cancer or an amputation.
Look Forward provides the following services to young adults facing cancer or a recent amputation and their families:
- Pairing with other young adults or their families who have been through the same (cancer or an amputation)
- Providing access to doctors who can answer medical questions and concerns (even through whatsapp)
- Helping families with daily tasks in emergency situations (homework, picking kids from school, preparing a meal, etc.)
- Organizing support groups mediated by professional therapists
- Organizing social and educational activities to create a sense of community
- Providing free therapy sessions to the members and their families
Makhzoumi foundationOur ultimate mission is to empower Lebanese citizens - through improving their socioeconomic status, healthcare provisions, and environmental awareness and by encouraging their quest for education, enabling them to independently develop and progress their local communities to subsequently enhance the country's civil society on a national scale. To achieve this, the Foundation is empowering beneficiaries through Capacity Building, Micro Finance, Health Care and all the programs associated with them.
Min AlbiMin Albi is a multifaceted non-profit organization Min Albi creates children playrooms in Public Hospitals (currently finished the Bouar Governmental Hospital and executing at Governmental Hospital of Beirut Quarantine) Moreover, Min Albi assists the less fortunate families with monthly food boxes, provides the seniors’ asylum with food, clothes and healthcare as well as the Children convents with food, clothing, school’s amenities and toys.
“To receive is a Joy but to give is a blessing”
Message De Paix"Message De Paix" is a non-profit association established in 1997 and recognized by the Interior Ministry under decree 3 / AD. It operates under the patronage of the most reverend Monsignor Guy Noujaim. It welcomes and works with adults having mental disabilities, through: 1- Professional training Programs and creation of Job Opportunities in safely protected workshops for: - Candles Production - Decoration for all events (Wedding, Baptism, Graduation, etc.) - Food preparation and cooking These workshops provide a safe environment for those affected with mental disabilities. 2- Daily Activities Program: This is a place that welcomes adults with mental disabilities unable to work. It provides through different type of activities a better quality of life. 3- A night Shelter: recently inaugurated that welcomes adults with mental disabilities during the week who has lost their parents or the ability to be taken care of him
NO LABELNo Label NGO, is the first Lebanese anti-bullying non-profit in the region founded in August 2015. We are the most ambitious anti-bullying organization you’ll ever meet! To date, the entire MENA suffers from lack of awareness in bullying and other child development issues which we tackle as an NGO. “An individual should grow up in a safe environment, feeling accepted and not judged. But with the current stigmas, the society is not doing a great job with that.” A lot of young people have come forward and discussed how bullying affected their lives, whether they were in its direct circle or they knew someone who had to go through this. No Label raises awareness on bullying, the importance of bullying prevention and its techniques through developing programs and curriculums that create bully free zones, anywhere!
1- No Label is dedicated to govern all educational institutions and stakeholders with endless knowledge towards bullying prevention (and related issues), creating bully free zones and bringing up individuality among all.
2- Our NGO aims to shed light on the importance of mental health in developmental psychology among all individuals.
3- We are passionate about making a change in our society and the lives of individuals all over Lebanon by constantly delivering value to our stakeholders.
Our vision is to become the pioneer in bullying prevention in Lebanon and the MENA.
Social Work AssociationThe Social Work Association is part of the Association of Universities, Institutes and Departments of Social Work in the Arab Universities Union. The main goals of the Association are to support Social Work education in the Arab world and coordinate the efforts of universities, institutes and departments to prepare individuals able to serve the Arab nation and to achieve the nation's aspirations using all legitimate means. Additionally the Social Work Association seeks to cooperate in raising the level of education in the field of Social Work and in developing the curriculum for Arab Social Work.
One LebanonONE LEBANON initiates, develops, and supports projects that encourage citizens to live together harmoniously in a peaceful Lebanon. It promotes respect for diversity, both individual and collective, and seeks to uphold ethical integrity among the Lebanese Youth. Our projects are designed to enable and encourage young Lebanese to think constructively about issue, and to develop constructive attitudes towards living together and solving problems that arise in Lebanon. This is accomplished through cultural and sport activities in a spirit of solidarity shown through the support of many celebrities as well as emerging artists who are role models for the youth.
ODMThe Order of Malta Lebanon acts through a network of 28 different operations to serve the most underprivileged, the poor, the disabled and the elderly, with no distinction, following Pasteur's motto: "I ask not about your race, nor your color, nor your religion but tell me what is your suffering". The Order of Malta Lebanon is an extension of The Sovereign Order of Malta
Peace Education SocietyThe mission of the Peace Education Society is to humanize education and create positive change within society. The vision of the society is about making Peace Education, with all its components which include Citizenship and Democracy, Human Rights, Conflict Resolution, Environmental Education, Health and Safety and Service Learning, an integral part of the educational process within schools, universities, and community and public organizations.
ROTARY CLUB OF BEIRUT METROPOLITAN (RCBM)Rotary l is an international service organization whose stated purpose is to bring together business and professional leaders in order to provide humanitarian services, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. Throughout Lebanon, there are 27 Rotary Clubs, the ROTARY CLUB OF BEIRUT METROPOLITAN (RCBM) was established in 2004 and is part of DISTRICT 2452. Members in the RCBM volunteer their efforts to improve the quality in their own communities and beyond their communities' borders.
SESOBEL (Social Service for the Welfare of the disabled children in Lebanon)SESOBEL is a non-governmental organization founded in 1976 by Yvonne Chami, for the welfare of the child with disability and his family.
For 40 years, SESOBEL has taken all possible steps to implement a coherent and monitored service of assisting children with disability and to accompany their families as partners in facing life’s challenges. SESOBEL has worked equally hard with all elements of society for them to recognize the value, dignity, and respect for children with disabilities.
More than 800 children suffering from intellectual and/or motor disabilities or from autism, are taken care of in terms of medical, social, educational, rehabilitation, and human assistance.
Spring of LifeSpring of Life's mission is to empower the underprivileged children of our community to live in fullness every day by providing a secure and loving day care shelter, providing alternative education, developing children's moral, spiritual and social skills, empowering them physically and emotionally, in addition to providing food, clothing and medical assistance.
STEP TOGETHER (FISTA)Step Together Association Riverside (FiSTA - Beirut) is a non-profit organization that works with special needs. It first started in 1974 with a kindergarten and a diagnostic center for special needs. Then, in 1993, the non-profit organization, under the name of FiSTA was founded. Today, Step Together Association FiSTA Beirut cares for special needs children and adults with diverse disabilities such as emotional, physical and learning disabilities, mental problems and autism.
TamannaTamanna is a non-profit organization that grants the wishes of children with critical illnesses. Turning a wish into reality empowers a child to combat his illness, giving him hope and happiness in times of great stress and hardship. Any child between 4 and 18 years with a critical illness, residing or being treated in Lebanon, is eligible for a wish. Today, Tamanna serves 15 hospitals across the country. Wishes are served without regard to nationality, religion or socio-economic background.
TahaddiTahaddi is a Lebanese non-governmental organization whose aim is to respond to the challenges of extreme poverty by working with the community to facilitate access to health, education and social services. Tahaddi works principally in the informal settlement of Hay el Gharbeh (estimated population 10,000) in southern Beirut. Tahaddi gives special attention to families facing acute economic and social pressure, discrimination and those forcibly displaced by conflict. Services are provided regardless of nationality, or religious, political and social background.
The North PoleWe aim to fight poverty by creating a concept of Santa that doesn't know religion, gender and social class. A Santa who thrives to make the world a happier place, one gift at a time. In a nutshell, The North Pole ambassadors receive 'Dear Santa' letters stating the type of aid which you or someone you know desires, they screen it, verify its authenticity and embark on a gift distribution scheme at the end of each month. Gifts include, and are not limited to, financing the tuition of a student, paying for medical care, paying for basic home necessities and paying for miscellaneous gifts for underprivileged kids.
TOUFOULAFounded in 2006, Toufoula aims to improve the lives of children suffering from diseases that require a lengthy hospital stay for treatment. The "Dream Rooms Project" was launched in order to raise funds for the refurbishment of hospital rooms occupied by children during their treatment, thereby creating a colorful, lively atmosphere, and bringing happiness into the ordinarily bleak rooms. Scientific publications support the idea that certain colors contribute to pain relief, and that a person's psychological & emotional state can predict their ability to respond to treatment.
Unite Lebanon Youth Project (ULYP)Unite Lebanon Youth Project (ULYP) was established in 2010 to address the issues of youth disengagement and social inequality facing marginalized youth living in Lebanon. Through our programs we unite underprivileged children and young adults and give them the necessary tools to break the cycle of violence and build a peaceful, united society. In this way we aspire to bring democratic values, freedom of expression, equality and human rights principles to the entire community. We believe that through the child we educate the family, and through the family we unite the nation.
World Vision LebanonWorld Vision believes that the best way to improve children's lives is through child-focused development. We work with communities and children through a range of programmes that promote change and improve their well-being. World Vision's development work aims to ensure that children:
The Third Voice of Lebanon (3V Lebanon)3V the "Third Voice of Lebanon" is an independent, non-partisan, non-sectarian, and non-political Think Tank originated from civil society. "Third Voice of Lebanon" is the voice that rises above the clamoring of personal interests and parochial politics. It is the voice of wholeness that claims Lebanon as one nation, undivided, sovereign, independent, and harmonious.
UNSCOLUNSCOL is an acronym for the Office of the United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon. The current Special Coordinator is Mrs. Sigrid Kaag, who is also the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General in Lebanon. UNSCOL's mandate combines a political/peacemaking role for Lebanon and a coordination role for the UN family in the country. www.unscol.unmissions.org
The Blessing FoundationThe Blessing Foundation was established in 2012 to empower women in business by helping them start (giving them access to a network of women in business), sustain (through the yearly one-on-one mentoring program where a woman leader in business mentors an emerging one), evolve (by referring women in the foundation to international programs offered by Vital Voices organization, Goldman Sachs, Fortune, US department of state and others), and scale (through the lately created e-commerce platform to help women sell their products online).
ABAADABAAD - Resource Center for Gender Equality is a non-profit, non-politically affiliated, non-religious civil association that aims to achieve gender equality as an essential condition to sustainable social and economic development in the MENA region.
ABAAD seeks to promote women's equality and participation through policy development, legal reform, gender mainstreaming, engaging men, eliminating discrimination, and advancing and empowering women to participate effectively and fully in their communities.
ABAAD also seeks to support and collaborate with civil society organizations that are involved in gender equality programs and advocacy campaigns.