WHO WE ARE
«We believe that heritage is a primordial component in defining cultural identity and enhancing national self-esteem.»
Biladi is a non-governmental organization whose main objective is the preservation of heritage through dialogue, education, training and promotion. We believe that heritage is a fundamental component in defining cultural identity and enhancing national self-esteem.
Our work is entirely independent and does not take into consideration nationalities or cultural differences. This conforms to the regional experiences of Biladi’s founder, Joanne Farchakh Bajjaly, archaeologist and journalist, who worked for many years on heritage in Lebanon, Syria and Iraq. In a region going through profound crises and changes, promotion of heritage becomes an essential tool for keeping populations grounded and attached to their cultural identity.