The Lebanese Organization of Studies and Training (LOST), in partnership with Gruppo Di Volontariato Civile (GVC), the Ministry of Higher Education, and the Labwe municipality launched the “School for All” project in Labwe, funded by the Italian Association for Development and Cooperation. The ceremony was attended by Mr. Antonio Bottone, Italian Association for Development and Cooperation representative, Dr. Ramy Lakkis, founder of LOST, Mr. Giuseppe Russo, GVC representative, head of the educational zone in Baalbeck-Hermel, Mr. Hussein Abdel Sater, school principal, Mr. Ali Ammar, and municipal and community members.
The goal of this project, as explained by Dr. Ramy Lakkis is to “renovate and rehabilitate the school building from the inside and outside, and to build the capacity of the educational and administrative staff in the school”. The renovation and improvement of the school in Labwe has addressed some problems, such as the problem of education for people with special needs and learning difficulties, and helped them to integrate and avoid dropping out of school.
Mr. Bottone, representative of the Italian Agency for Development and Cooperation emphasized that the agency supports the education system everywhere to contribute to the provision of the right of education for all around the world, and Labwe is one of the 70 schools supported by the agency and rehabilitated throughout the world. Mr. Russo, GVC representative, added “education is a right for all, so we have contributed to a school project for all, believing that the school contributes to the formation of the students’ personalities, and enhances their abilities and talents”.
Mr. Ammar thanked all who have contributed to the success of the project, and improved the building of the school, and the conditions of learning and education therein, at the level of students and educational staff. He stressed that this project is the best evidence of achieving the educational goals of building society.