Category Archives: Being young in Lebanon

Open letter to Lebanese Minister of Youth and Sports: Empower the youth, do not punish them

Enough has been already said about the last basketball game between “Al 7ikmah” and “Al Riyadi”, the rivals since the day I was born. Such hooliganism is not new to Lebanon, in fact it is not unique to Lebanon. It exists in UK, Spain, Scotland, Colombia, Argentina and … Continue reading

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I’m coming home mom and dad. Don’t let them scare you!

“Mom, dad! I am planning to come spend at least a month in Lebanon this summer. I am so excited to see you.” Mother : “Ya habibi! We miss you so much. I cannot wait to hug you and smell … Continue reading

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Grants up to $25,000 for youth-led organizations from UN Urban Youth Fund

Do you know any youth-led organization who is doing exemplary work and could use some funding? The UN-Habitat Urban Youth Fund will for the sixth year in a row provide grants to projects led by young people aged 15-32 years … Continue reading

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A tribute to Mohammad Chaar : An innocent 16-yr old victim of the Starco bombing in Lebanon

As a Lebanese slightly updated about the news of your homeland, you are probably aware of the bombing that took place in Starco hotel area in Beirut on December 27, 2013. The victims of the estimated 40-kg explosive were directly … Continue reading

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Don’t be afraid! It’s JUST a sonic boom

It was summer of 1993, a night that I still remember very clearly. When you are 7 years old, you are like a blank page with every incident leaving a carbon mark along the lines. Those that are imprinted with … Continue reading

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Lebanese expressing their anger in peace

When given the choice to express your love for Lebanon,  to release your anger and frustration towards the latest explosion, would you choose this method or that method? Who do you think represents the anguish of the mother who lost her … Continue reading

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Lebanese: It is time to match your dreams

I am always jubilant when I read about a great initiative by a young Lebanese that  pushed our society one step forward. We have become a nation of pessimists, a nation that has surrendered to the ease of nagging and blaming the system instead of looking … Continue reading

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