About us

We are committed to developing a better society based on empowerment and sustainability.

Beirut For Social Development, established in 1998, is a non-profit, non-governmental, and non-discriminatory organization dedicated to social development and relief efforts. Our primary goal is to create a better society founded on principles of empowerment and sustainability.

Our Roots

At Beirut For Social Development, we are deeply committed to promoting social and economic transformation for vulnerable members of our community, with a special focus on children and youth. Regardless of their nationality, religion, or social status, we strive to uplift individuals and provide them with the necessary support to thrive.

Through our comprehensive programs and campaigns, we actively contribute to building a sustainable community. We prioritize activities that foster capacity building, self-reliance, and personal transformation. Our initiatives encompass a wide range of endeavors, including social and economic empowerment activities, educational support programs, healthcare management, awareness campaigns, and charitable initiatives.

However, in the wake of the economic crisis that struck our country in 2005, we experienced a significant decline in donations from our local fundraising campaigns, leading to the deactivation of our funding board. Consequently, our association and its facilities gradually closed down or became inactive.

The year 2011 marked a turning point as Lebanon’s economy and public support services faced severe strain due to aggravated socio-economic problems. Poverty and unemployment rates reached unprecedented heights, demanding immediate global efforts to mitigate the social consequences and hardships caused by the economic implosion. It became imperative to lift our community out of this distressing situation.

Through effective strategic planning, by the end of 2019, we successfully reactivated our association and secured both global and local funding to resume our vital mission. This achievement has allowed us to regain our momentum and reinforce our commitment to creating positive change within our society.

Looking ahead, we remain steadfast in our dedication to empowering individuals, fostering sustainable development, and addressing the pressing social issues that our community faces. We will continue to collaborate with local and international partners, mobilize resources, and implement impactful programs that make a tangible difference in the lives of those we serve.

Together, we can build a more inclusive and resilient society, where every individual has the opportunity to thrive and contribute towards a brighter future.

In our pursuit of creating a better society, Beirut For Social Development recognizes the importance of community engagement and collaboration. We actively seek partnerships with local organizations, government agencies, and stakeholders who share our vision and are dedicated to social development.

One of our key focuses is on education and empowering the youth. We believe that education is a fundamental right and a powerful tool for transforming lives. Through our educational support programs, we provide scholarships, tutoring, and mentorship opportunities to disadvantaged students, enabling them to access quality education and break the cycle of poverty.

Additionally, we understand the crucial role that healthcare plays in promoting well-being and improving living standards. In response to the growing healthcare needs in our community, we have established healthcare management programs that offer medical assistance, access to healthcare facilities, and awareness campaigns on preventive care. By addressing the healthcare challenges faced by vulnerable individuals, we aim to enhance their overall quality of life.

Recognizing the importance of economic empowerment, we have also implemented various initiatives to support entrepreneurship and job creation. Through skills training, business development programs, and microfinance opportunities, we empower individuals to become self-reliant and contribute to the local economy. By fostering economic stability and independence, we strive to reduce poverty and create sustainable livelihoods for marginalized communities.

In light of the challenging circumstances in our country, we have expanded our efforts to provide emergency relief and humanitarian aid to those most affected. We work tirelessly to distribute food, essential supplies, and shelter to families facing crisis situations. Our relief campaigns are designed to provide immediate assistance while also addressing the underlying causes of vulnerability and instability.

At Beirut For Social Development, we believe that change is possible when individuals are empowered, communities are supported, and sustainable solutions are implemented. Through our comprehensive approach to social development, we aspire to create a lasting impact and empower individuals to become agents of change within their communities.

As we move forward, we remain adaptable and responsive to the evolving needs of our society. We continuously evaluate our programs, seek feedback from beneficiaries, and collaborate with experts to ensure the effectiveness and relevance of our initiatives. Together with our dedicated staff, volunteers, and supporters, we are committed to building a more just, equitable, and resilient society for all.