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ASPnet Students meet with the Director General (National Museum, 15/05/2015)

In the framework of her official visit to Lebanon, the Director General, Ms. Irina Bokova, and the Minister of Culture H.E. ‎Mr. Raymond Araygi took part in a cultural event at the National Museum, to formally launch the #unite4heritage ‎campaign, with the participation of students from associated schools, who were invited to ask the Director General ‎questions.‎

The campaign was launched by UNESCO with the objective of using the power of social media to build support and ‎encourage young Lebanese people to actively participate in raising awareness and protection of diversity and cultural ‎heritage threatened by sectarian discourse and extreme violence.‎

 

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Awards Ceremony for the winners of the Playwriting competition (UNESCO Palace, 26/03/2015)‎

Winners of the playwriting competition were honored on Thursday March 26 with an awards ceremony organized on the ‎occasion of the World Theatre Day at the UNESCO Palace by the Lebanese National Commission for UNESCO and the ‎Arab Cultural Club. ‎

The winners were:‎

First Prize (500$): “The Conscience Play” by Jad Mohammad Majed from Dr. Hassan Saab Mixed Public High School.‎
Second Prize (300$): “If tomorrow ever spoke” by Nour Youssef Mostafa from Saint Georges School - Haret Hreik and ‎Hadath.‎
Third Prize (200$): “Karina” by Zahraa Nidal Amine from Imam Sadr Foundation - Tyre.‎

The ceremony included speeches from the President of the Arab Cultural Club Mr. Samih Al-Baba, the Secretary ‎General of the Lebanese National Commission Dr. Zahida Darwiche Jabbour and from Jury member Dr. Ghazy Kahwaji.‎

‎26 students from the following 12 public and private ASPnet schools had participated in the playwriting competition: Dr. ‎Hassan Saab Mixed Public High School, Al-Kawthar Secondary School, Imam Sadr Foundation – Tyre, College of the ‎Young Girl of Lebanon – Beit Hebbak, Montana International College, Antonine International School – Ajaltoun, Zahrat El-‎Ihsan School, Al-Hadi Institute for Deaf and Blind, Zahia Kaddoura Public High School for Girls, Rawdah High School, ‎Saint Georges School - Haret Hreik and Hadath, Mostafa Shomran High School – Saida.

 

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Annual Meeting for UNESCO associated schools’ principals and coordinators ‎‎(UNESCO Palace, 24/03/2015)‎

The Lebanese National Commission organized an annual meeting for the principals and coordinators of ‎UNESCO associated schools on March 24, 2015 at the UNESCO Palace with the participation ‎of 55 principals and coordinators representing 40 associated educational institutions.‎
The aim was to the ASPnet Strategy 2014-2021, and its two main components: Global ‎citizenship education and Education for sustainable development.‎
After a welcome speech by the Secretary General Prof. Zahida Darwiche Jabbour, in which ‎she stressed the importance of cooperation between the associated schools from different ‎educational, cultural, and demographic backgrounds, on joint projects in order to let the ‎students get to know each other and strengthen their sense of citizenship and belonging to ‎one country; the National Coordinator of ASPnet Schools, Ms. Christiane Jeitani, presented ‎the priorities and areas of work, as well as the new ASPnet strategy 2014-2021, and the most ‎prominent activities organized by the Lebanese network on a national and international levels. ‎
Mrs. Tanya Awad Ghorra and Mrs. Nour Hassan from the Lebanese Association for Civil Rights ‎‎(LACR) introduced the concept of citizenship, emphasizing the importance of building a society ‎free from sectarianism and clientelism, as well as the importance of developing students’ ‎critical sense and teaching them to respect the right of difference. ‎
As for Mrs. Samira Baghdadi, General Manager of the Safadi Foundation and former director ‎of the Social Development Sector, she presented the concept of sustainable development, ‎noting that education for sustainable development entails a fundamental change in the way ‎people think and act, and consequently a transition to sustainable livelihoods, and stressing ‎that this concept should be included in the curriculum as well as in extra-curricular activities.‎
During the final session of the meeting, participants were divided into two working groups: ‎education for sustainable development and global citizenship education and respect of the ‎right of difference. ‎

 

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Training workshop: A ride across Lebanon with Nadim and Rana (UNESCO Palace, 15/11/2014)‎

The Lebanese National Commission for UNESCO organized, in collaboration with Tala Establishment, a training ‎workshop for associated schools’ principals and teachers, conducted by Dr. Najla Bashour, on the children books: A ‎ride across Lebanon with Nadim and Rana.‎

The workshop aimed at introducing the participants with the educational children series “Nadim and Rana” that focus ‎on strengthening students’ sense of belonging through a ride in Lebanon and the description of the different ‎Lebanese regions.‎

 

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Award Ceremony for the Creative Poetry Contest (Biel Exhibition Center - Beirut, 18/12/2013)

‎36 students from 14 public and private high schools participated in the creative poetry contest, ‎that was launched by the Lebanese National Commission for UNESCO and the Arab Cultural Club, to ‎encourage students from high schools to write poetry. The jury consisted of the Poet Mohammad ‎Chamseddine, Poet and Journalist Lameh Al-Hurr, Prof. Nabil Ayoub, and Prof. Zahida Darwiche Jabbour.‎

An award ceremony was organized at the Biel exhibition center, during the Beirut 57th Annual International ‎Arab Book Fair, where money prizes were distributed to the three winners: Ali Mohammad Hijazi and Batoul ‎Adnan Dheini from Mohammad Saad High School, and Amani Afif Banout from Bilal Fahs High School, as ‎well as Certificates of appreciation to the 4th and 5th place winners, and to the winning schools principals. ‎Also, participant certificates were distributed to all the participating schools and students: Dr. Hassan Saab ‎Mixed Public High School; Zahia Kaddoura Public High School for Girls; Palace of Modern Culture – Burj ‎Abi Haidar; Al-Hadi Institution for Deaf and Blind (Al Nour School for the Blind); Al-Kawthar Secondary ‎School; Al Murabi Fadl Al Moukaddam Public High School for Girls – Tripoli; Rawdat Al Fayhaa High ‎School – Tripoli; Rafic Hariri High School – Saida; Imam Al-Sadr Foundation – Tyre; Mostafa Shomran ‎High School – Saida; Collège Saint-Antoine – Hammana; Collège Oriental Basilien – Zahle.‎

 

 

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