As part of the “Advocacy Civic Initiatives” project funded by OTI- Lebanon, The Lebanese Organization of Studies & Training launched “Your safety is our interest” campaign at Baytna Restaurant- Baalbeck in the presence of the commandant Haidar Mazloum representing the Director- General of the Lebanese Internal forces Mr. Ashraf Rifi, and the founder of LOST Dr. Ramy Lakkis in addition to several social figures.
Mr. Hussein Yazbeck from LOST delivered a speech in which he indicated that such campaign aims at reducing traffic accidents in Lebanon in general and in Baalbeck – Hermel region in particular.
Following Mr. Yazbeck’s speech, Amani Wehbe, a young participant in the project affirmed that “this campaign is the result of a field study that reveals the causes and the effects of traffic accidents”. Amani added that “this campaign included various activities such as: the distribution of publications and holding several meetings with YAZA Organization and the Lebanese Internal Forces in order to raise the awareness of the public on the serious consequences of traffic accidents”.
In his turn, Mohammad Taleb, a young participant in the “Advocacy Civic Initiatives” project, listed the essential demands of this campaign: starting with activating the role of municipal police and ending with repairing the lighting on the principal and sub roads.