I am glad to announce the creation of this ICC on the 15th of October 2022!
Lebanon has been in a prolonged protracted crisis for years. Living standards are falling, and the middle class is disappearing. Lebanese are leaving the country in droves, and poverty has become endemic.
What can we do to help our Lebanese friends?
I have been involved in humanitarian Rotarian projects in Lebanon for several years together with Lebanese Rotary Clubs.
The time has come to give this a more structured format - hence the this ICC: The aim is simply to develop the friendship and mutual understanding between Rotarians in Lebanon and Switzerland, and to facilitate project that help those in need.
Here is a list of recent projects:
2018 - 2021 Walter filtration systems for 100 public schools for USD 362'000 through two Global Grants
2020 - 2021 Fighting COVID-19 pandemic by Equipping Government Hospitals through a Global Grant of USD 138'000
2020 - 2021 Providing medical equipment to the Karantina and the Rosary Sisters Hospitals in Beirut after the explosion CHF 110'000
2021 - 2022 Providing dental services to kids of a public school in Saida (ongoing)
We are currently raising funds to provide dental health to kids both in a public school in Saida, as well as to public schools in Tripoli and elsewhere by means of a mobile clinic: "A smile for Lebanon". The funds needed amount to USD 129'000.
Would you like to get involved? Don't hesitate to get in touch with me:
Hansjörg Eberle, Rotary Club Genève International, firstname.lastname@example.org