Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Celebrating Success and Calling for Massive Participation

 The Lebanese Organization of Studies and Training organized its 11th annual Iftar in Baalbeck on August 12th, 2012 in the presence of Mr. Hans Peter Vander Woude, charge d’affairs  at the Embassy of the Netherlands in Lebanon, OTI Director Ms. Sarah Sakaheel and Dr. Ramy Lakkis, the director and founder of LOST in addition to several political and social figures.

After the Lebanese Anthem, Mr. Omar Bayyan from LOST welcomed the audience indicating the principal aims and objectives of the various projects implemented by LOST.

Following Mr. Omar’s welcoming note, Dr. Ramy Lakkis delivered a speech in which he announced the launching of the “Academy of Women’s Rights” project funded by the Embassy of Netherlands in Lebanon.

Dr. Lakkis pointed out that such project aims at promoting women’s rights and women political participation in the region. It extends over one year and it will engage more than 160 women in a series of workshops and activities related to empower them and activate their political role in their local communities.

In his turn, Mr. Hans Peter Vander Woude expressed clearly that the Embassy highly appreciates the work of LOST. “We look forward to continue our cooperation with LOST in this Academy of Women’s Rights project and we hope to achieve positive results in the future”. He added.

Distribution of certificates was held during the event. Thirty certificates were issued to students who have attended 100 hours of TOEFL Preparation course in addition to certificates distributed to 15 students who have attended different courses at ECC and  certificates of appreciation to the English teachers at LOST.

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