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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.

 

SOE@LAU, a Visit to the School of Engineering

The School of Engineering (SOE) invited top high school students from across Lebanon and their parents to visit the SOE’s seat on Byblos campus. The young students met with SOE faculty and graduate students to learn more about all the engineering specialties offered at LAU and tour the school’s impressive labs.

 

Outreach Visit to SESOBEL

OCE organized a visit to SESOBEL, an organization that works with disabled children. Our students met with Spokesperson Elie Tawk — who was a beneficiary of the organization’s services as a child — and Assistant CEO Daisy Daou. They also toured the organization’s studios and interacted with the children in the programs.

The Study of Caring

The Outreach and Civic Engagement Department organized a tour of the soon-to-open Medrar Medical Center in Nabatieh to teach students about the organization’s focus on dignity, outreach and community as part of healing. Medrar Associate Project Director Hisham Baalbaki stressed on the goal of protecting, enhancing, guiding, and rehabilitating patients both young and old.

LAU Hosts Rein Nieland of the EU Delegation

The second training session of the Third LAU Model European Union program hosted Rein Nieland – the head of Governance, Security, Social Development and Civil Society at the EU Delegation to Lebanon. 

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