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Seminar about the Lebanese Red Cross in Koura
The Lebanese Red Cross – Koura branch organized a seminar entitled “Lebanese Red Cross: Developing and Building Capabilities to Confront the Challenges” and delivered by Secretary General Mr. Georges al-Kettaneh. The event, which was held at the LRC Koura branch center, was attended by Koura district president Ms. Catherine al-Kfoury Anjoul, head of the Union of Koura Municipalities Mr. Karim Bou Karim, Vice President of al-Balamand University Dr. Michel Najjar, a delegation of deans and professors, the heads of municipalities, clubs, and organizations, businessmen, social figures, and supporters and friends of the LRC, as well as members of the Lebanese Red Cross and directors of the central administration.

After an opening address by the head of Koura branch Ms. Dora Haidar during which she welcomed the attendees and praised Mr. Kettaneh, the Secretary General delivered the seminar in which he explained the steps and efforts of the LRC in developing its capabilities in confronting challenges, such as meeting the needs of Syrian refugees and following up on and ensuring the sustainability of humanitarian grants. He also addressed bolstering the sources of funding and searching for new ones and establishing new partnerships. Films about some of the Lebanese Red Cross teams’ special operations were shown during the seminar.

At the end of the seminar, the LRC honored the Balamand University in recognition of its support to the National Society and a medal of honor was received by Dr. Najjar on the university’s behalf. A dinner, prepared by the ladies of the Koura branch, was then thrown in honor of the guests.

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