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To enable Lebanese children
to discover their natural and
built heritage, their history
and their traditions.
«Our activities aim at familiarizing
children and teenagers with their
heritage, and teaching them history
while having fun.»
Through its on-site tours and educational workshops,
Biladi organizes school trips since the day it was founded.
All the trips serve the same purpose:
to enable Lebanese children to discover their natural
and historical heritage, their history and their traditions.
The trips consist mostly of one day visits to archaeological sites and villages, where traditions are still alive. Almost 40.000 students from private and public schools have so
far taken part in Biladi school trips, broadening their
knowledge of their country’s past through activities such
as organizing role plays dealing with historical themes.
ACTIVITIES RELATED TO
These activities aim at familiarizing children and teenagers
with their heritage, and teaching them about history while
having fun. Such activities have, during past years, targeted
Lebanese and Syrian children alike.
These activities have contributed to ﬁlling gaps in the children’s knowledge of history, as well as in their attachment to their common heritage and their awareness about the importance of
preserving and protecting it. Such pioneer Biladi projects include Syria in My Mind, Unite4Heritage, the Awareness Campaign on Illicit Trade.
In the course of its educational projects, Biladi has often had
to create its own manuals and its own educational material
in order to serve the purpose of its revolutionary learning
concepts. Our NGO takes pride in the fact that it creates its
own teaching methods and the materials that accompany them, as well as implementing them through training and
monitoring. These materials come in the form of interactive
books, multimedia tools, art or culinary workshops,
To bring a broad
closer to its past.
«Our documentaries will keep
Lebanese Mouneh (traditional
foods) recipes alive by bringing
them back to our modern
This project led to the creation of two new educational
centers on archaeological and rural heritage, open to the
public. Following the intergenerational fracture caused by
a long civil war and rapid modernization and the effects of
globalization, such project bring a broad Lebanese public
closer to its past. The first center, “Beit Sitti w Jeddi”
(“My Grand-parents’ house”), built like a traditional
Lebanese house, is dedicated to rural heritage and is
located in the Vocational Agricultural Schools of Fanar and
Abdeh. The second one, “Qalaati” (“My Castle”) aims at
understanding archaeological remains and is located in
Smar Jbeil (Batroun).
YOUNG PEOPLE AT
This activity has become one of Biladi’s traditions.
Every year, thousands of children are offered the
opportunity to visit the National Museum. On this
occasion, Biladi organizes interactive educational tours
which aim at introducing history concepts in a lively way
to young people.
In the course of its awareness efforts to educate the
general public, Biladi is producing a series of short
documentaries on Lebanese Mouneh
(traditional provisions). These documentaries contain
recipes and tips for preparing delicious and healthy food.
As a first of its kind, this multimedia material documents a wide range of traditional Lebanese food, thus keeping
those recipes alive by bringing them back to our modern kitchens.
and the tools... Empowering
archeologists, architects, archivists,
employees in the public sector,
lawyers andschool teachers.
«Our training aims at helping
civil society and concerned officials
to identify threats on heritage and
to fight for its preservation.»
These trainings are organized to benefit archaeologists,
architects, archivists, employees in the public sector and
lawyers. They aim at bringing those professionals together
with one broad objective in mind: how to strengthen the knowledge and the tools which allow civil society and concerned officials to identify threats on heritage and to
fight for its preservation. Such training includes projects
like “Lebanese for Lebanon” (saving cultural heritage in
times of emergencies) and the workshop “Preventing Illicit
Trade in Cultural Property”.
TRAINING FOR EDUCATION
This type of training aims at empowering school teachers
to increase the use of interactive educational methods in
history classes or in specialized agricultural courses for
vocational school students. Such methods increase the young people’s interest in history and heritage.
Natural and historical heritage is used to strengthen ties to the past, facilitate the intergenerational relations and
transmission of know how. This category includes projects such as A.VOC.ADO (training for traditional food and
agricultural techniques which could lead to opportunities
for entrepreneurship on a small scale) and F.E.S.T.A (educational material on agricultural heritage).
TRAINING OF FIELD
In order to spread its teaching
methods, Biladi organizes training
sessions for its own staff as well as
for that of other NGOs, mainly its
partners in various projects.