Youth @ Work AlFayhaa Closing Ceremony

The closing ceremony of Youth @ Work AlFayhaa was organized in order to graduate 161 youth participants from the three cities of AlFayhaa (Badawi, Tripoli, Mina) on Friday the 17th of January, 2014 at 3:00 pm at the Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture of Tripoli and North Lebanon. The project was originally launched on March 16, 2013. The program “Youth @ Work Fayhaa” is sponsored by the Arab Urban Development Institute, in partnership with the Union of Al-Fayhaa Municipalities, the International Youth Foundation, Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture in Lebanon, and the Business Incubation Association in Tripoli (BIAT).

Mr. Toufic Dabbousi                                                 Mr. Nader Ghazal

Mr. Fawaz Hamidi                                                       Mr. Elie Kai

The official ceremony included speeches by the Mayor of Tripoli Municipality “Dr. Nader Ghazal” , Chairman of Chamber of Commerce of Tripoli “Mr. Toufic Dabbousi”, Program Manager “ Mr. Elie Kai” of AUDI,  and Director of BIAT “ Mr. Fawaz Hamidi”. The three winning NGOs “Ribat Association, NYGO, and IT Association” projected their implemented projects and lessons learned by youth.


Mr. Toufic Dabbousi and Mr. Nader Ghazal learning about youth @ work beneficiaries’ projects.

Mr. Elie Kai        Youth @ work beneficiary Ms. Razan Baloukji     Mr. Fawaz Hamidi


Accounting                                                                                                  Photography

Ac Maintenance                                                                                                Makeup

Following the ceremony an exhibition and a cocktail took place in the glass auditorium where 161 youth trainee were present. Youth from different majors exhibited and used their earned life skills from the “Passport to Success Training” by communicating and networking with potential customers and the public and demonstrated their technical skills in different majors such as mobile maintenance , AC maintenance ,computer maintenance, android applications, makeup, photography, montage and video editing, jewelry design, accounting, and writing journalistic forms and gave away  their business cards for  job opportunities. The visitors were impressed by the simulations presented by the youth during the exhibition and got in contact with new employers and customers.

At the end of the event, youth that participated in the program shared their testimonies with the crowd and certificates were distributed to graduates of youth @ work AlFayhaa.