The Lebanese Organization of Studies and Training (LOST) announced eight community development projects in eight villages in Baalbeck-Hermel, as part of the “A Step Towards Social Stability” project, funded by the French Embassy in Beirut. The ceremony, which was held in Tamouz Hall in Baalbeck, was attended by the President of the organization, Dr. Rami Lakkis, the French Ambassador, Mr. Bruno Foucher, the President of the Baalbeck Festivals, Mrs. Nayla de Freige, the mayor of Baalbeck, Mr. Hussein Lakkis, and representatives of the forces and actors in the region.
The French ambassador stressed the efforts of the French embassy to promote coexistence and expressed his happiness to be present in this region, which played a role in the history, economy, and geography. He pointed out that this assistance will continue through the construction of schools and clinics, in addition to improving the infrastructure.
The Lebanese Organization of Studies and Training (LOST) is taking steps to overcome obstacles against social stability, and to promote coexistence among the people of the region on one hand, and between them and the displaced Syrians on the other. Community projects will be implemented in Deir Al Ahmar, Ersal, Hermel, Harbata, Bouday, Tamnin, and Kasr Baalbeck. However, funding is needed to implement these projects throughout Baalbeck-Hermel.