Harvard University Alumni Association of Lebanon

A call from the Harvard University Alumni Association in Lebanon (HUAAL) to donate to two educational establishments that were badly damaged by the blast.

A terrible explosion took place at the Beirut port on August 4, 2020 shaking Lebanon and our community to its core. It is probably the largest explosion in a civilian area since World War II. Whole neighborhoods in Beirut were ravaged by the blast - Mar Mikhael, Gemayzeh, Ashrafieh, Rmeil, Dora and Downtown - have been demolished. Hundreds of people have been killed or mutilated and hundreds of thousands displaced. All the pillars of society including homes, schools, universities, churches, mosques and businesses have been damaged or destroyed.

The HUAAL is fundraising for two educational establishments damaged by the blast. We believe that this initiative is vital because the young Lebanese are immigrating in the tens of thousands and the trend will only increase if the schools and universities are not in a condition to open in the fall. Many Lebanese, even before the blast, could not afford to support their children’s education because of the 2020 economic and financial collapse amplified by Covid-19. Our educational system is one of the main pillars of Lebanese society and among the best in the region and we need to support it during these very challenging times. As representatives of Harvard Alumni in Lebanon, please help us help the education sector get back on its feet.

“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”
Nelson Mandela

Your kind donations will go to the following academic institutions which were among the most affected by the blast: Université Saint Joseph and CollegeNotre Dame de Nazareth.

Please help us by making your donations to the following account:

"The smallest act of kindness is worth more than the greatest intention"
Gebran Khalil Gebran