The Lebanese Organization for Studies and Training (LOST), in cooperation with the Training and Development Centers of the Bavarian Employers’ Association (BFZ) have signed an agreement to initiate the “Bina” project, funded by the Bavarian government in Germany. The project aims to provide Syrian refugees and disadvantaged Lebanese young people vocational trainings which help them to improve their job opportunities.
By training teachers from Lebanese institutions in the areas of profiling, craft skills, and job placement, LOST is able to offer Syrian refugees and vulnerable Lebanese people new vocational training contents. The expected result of these trainings is to integrate the participants in jobs, internships, or apprenticeships in private companies in Lebanon or abroad. This will aid in improving the situation of vulnerable Lebanese people and Syrian refugees.
The Director of LOST, Dr. Rami Lakkis and his counterpart from BFZ, Mr. Martin Wahl expressed their gratitude and eagerness that this project was initiated in Baalback-Hermel because of its impact on society and vulnerable people. At the end of the signing, Mr. Wahl mentioned that he is also a beekeeper and gifted Dr. Lakkis a jar of honey brought from Bavaria as a sign of respect. Mr. Martin quoted Albert Einstein that if bees were to cease to exist, the human race will also cease to exist.