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USAID HES Orientation Day

As part of the integration process of the newly admitted 66 HES-USP VIII C2 & RSS Cycle 2 into the University Scholarship Program, the Outreach and Civic Engagement Department at LAU organized an online orientation session to tackle topics such as adapting to a new lifestyle, minimizing the cultural gap, managing finances, and hands-on usage of technological platforms.

MEPI TLers Ready for a New Chapter

A new cohort of Middle East Partnership Initiative Tomorrow’s Leaders (MEPI-TL) scholars were welcomed through a virtual orientation. Along with 15 new undergraduate students from all over the Arab World, a total of 295 scholars from Lebanon joined the new Gender Scholars program (TLS), which is designed to strengthen awareness on gender education and activism.

Help Continues from Student Clubs

Following the explosion in Beirut, some 60 LAU students from the Architecture, Nursing, Poetry and First Responder Clubs offered immense help through cleaning up hospitals, homes and streets. Some also tended to injured patients in the Emergency Room and in Intensive Care Units.

Student Clubs Help With Relief Efforts

Student volunteers from the Nutrition Club collaborated with the Lebanese Food Bank to distribute food in some of Beirut’s hardest-hit neighborhoods, while also helping with the clean up. Their peers from the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Engineering Without Borders Clubs cleared the rubble at homes and hospitals that were damaged by the blast.

Students Exemplify LAU’s Spirit of Giving

Thirty-three students from the Nutrition and Science Clubs along with volunteers from different majors were at LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital on Thursday, August 6 to help clear up debris and cover broken windows and doors. The students were quick to mobilize and provide whatever assistance they could following the extensive damage caused by the devastating explosion on August 4.

LAU Debaters Win Third Place

A team of LAU students Rasha Harb, Abdulkader Fatouh, Tala El Kayal and Nahla Bassyouni won third place in the Asian Arabic Debate Championship 2020 which took place in Malaysia. They had faced off with 30 teams from across the continent.

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.

Simulation Programs Power On

Organized by the Outreach and Civic Engagement Department, LAU’s signature simulation programs – the Model Arab League, the Model European Union and the Model African Union – congregated for the second training session at both LAU campuses in Beirut and Byblos as well the Outreach and Leadership Academy in Sidon.

Students Raise Funds for the Civil Defense

Following devastating forest fires that swept across Lebanon mid-October, students from the Social Work Club raised a substantial sum for the Lebanese Civil Defense and donated essential equipment such as vests and helmets, in appreciation of their heroic work.

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