GCC Lebanon Holds National Summit
On June 6, on a Global Citizen Corps initiative, University trainers, partner universities' officials, Mercy Corps staff, and youth from the south and from the north of Lebanon gathered all together in order to share their respective experiences. More than 90 persons gathered to assist to this marvelous event. What's more surprising is the initiative of organizing a flash mob in the mall where the event took place. All the people present, led by the youth and the trainers, started singing the Lebanese national anthem "كلنا للوطن",- in English: "All of us! For our country"- while waving the Lebanese flag, as sign of unity, will of development, and getting rid of all the religious and ethnic related tensions.
After the flashmob, Tatiana, the monitoring and evaluation assistant followed by Sara from Mercy Corps gave both speeches. Afterwards, it was the turn of the trainers' representative, then a youth from each region-namely Beddawi, Nabatieh, and Beib El Haddid- shared their experiences and their respective projects. All university trainers received a certicate as a recognition of their valuable participation in the GCC's "tomorrow's leader" program. Furthermore, when all speeches were done, the Beib El Haddid’s group performed a dance in front of everybody as a way of expressing their happiness. The last part of the event was constituted by a collective lunch.