In Brief

Students Share the Joy of Reading

Students from the LAU Higher Education Scholarship program, funded by USAID, volunteered at Dar Al Aytam Al Islamiya’s Reading Club, where they read stories to orphans, and taught them basic computer skills.

The activity was part of a larger series of volunteer work and outreach visits. The students supported children’s learning, while enriching their own experience in serving others.

Overcoming Trauma Through Art

Students from the LAU Higher Education Scholarship program, funded by USAID, joined international volunteers in designing and conducting workshops that targeted refugee children between the ages of five and 17.

At the Faour Camp in the Beqaa, more than 120 Syrian and Lebanese children were engaged in topics that varied from human rights and health to the arts.

Students Spread Warmth

LAU students joined a nationwide drive launched by the Outreach and Civic Engagement Department in collaboration with DAFA campaign to collect winter clothes and toys. They sorted donations, repackaged and distributed the food, clothing and other items and matched them to families in need.

Volunteer Work Inspires Students

LAU student volunteers spent an unforgettable day with children at the SOS Children’s Village in Batroun, organized by the Outreach and Civic Engagement Department (OCE). Another visit to Dar Al Inaya Elderly Center also left University Scholarship Program (USP) students with unique memories and invaluable lessons.   

Higher Education Scholarships Take Off

LAU has launched the HES program funded by the USAID, which offers full scholarships to 69 excelling and deserving high-school graduates who will pursue their education at LAU courtesy of the University Scholarship Program and the Refugee Scholarship Support. The scholars were received by OCE staff and AVPs on orientation day.

Students Touched by Rewarding Volunteer Experience

As part of the Reach Out and Dazzle program, LAU’s Outreach and Civic Engagement Department organized a session at Dar Al Aytam in Chouf. Student volunteers engaged the children in interactive games, conversation, dancing and small competitions. The coordinators and children expressed their joy and appreciation to the visiting LAU students. 

Al Makassed Volunteering Activity

On July 2, the Outreach and Civic Engagement Department organized an interactive volunteering activity with Al Makassed Hospital cancer patients. Under the supervision of an Al Makassed representative, the scholars organized and ran various activities for the children, such as face painting, coloring, puzzles, and matching games. 

Direct Line to Alfa

During a tour of Alfa’s Headquarters – the first mobile network owned by the Republic of Lebanon – students were informed about its mission to increase market share by anticipating market needs and providing the best telecommunication service. Scholars also met with management and staff to explore potential job and internship vacancies. The visit was organized by the Outreach and Civil Engagement Department.

OCE Takes Students to UNICEF

During an informative visit to UNICEF, arranged by LAU’s Outreach and Civic Engagement Department, students learned about the organization’s activities and its education policy to improve the quality of education in the public sector and the socio-economic status of marginalized and vulnerable children. The scholars were also offered volunteering opportunities at the worldwide organization.

A Celebration of Education

LAU’s Outreach and Civic Engagement department hosted a Teacher’s Day event in collaboration with MMKN, a non-profit organization the university regularly works with in conjunction with public schools. Volunteers, teachers, school principals and a representative from the Ministry of Education attended the event.


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