On June 7, the IECD and the French Development Agency (AFD), in partnership with a Lebanese NGO, Semeurs d’Avenir, and under the high patronage of the French Ambassador to Lebanon, H.E. Mrs. Anne Grillo, officially launched “Maharat Li Loubnan 2”, a vocational training and entrepreneurship project for populations at risk affected by the crises at the national center for technical training in Dekwaneh.
Thanks to the 5M euros grant by the AFD, the IECD, and Semeurs d’Avenir will implement the three-year project to support the vulnerable Lebanese, refugees, and small entrepreneurs. The project further affirms France’s continous support for Lebanon as explained by H.E. Ambassador Anne Grillo, “France supports youth in Lebanon by contributing to the development of their skills and accompanying them in their initiatives. The entrepreneurial energy and youth talents in Lebanon should be encouraged and harnessed in the local economy.”
Kamal Nahas, Secretary of the Association of Lebanese Industrialists