For the third time in a row, Rene Moawad Foundation (RMF) organized its annual fundraising dinner "تيبقى اللبناني بارضه" at "The Parks" Biel - Furn el Chebbak. All funds raised at the dinner aim to support many of the Foundation's projects and developmental activities in Lebanon, especially those related to education and human development, economic development, agriculture and rural development, health and social care, and local decentralization.
The dinner was attended by political and diplomatic figures, representatives and entrepreneurs from the private sector, judges, mayors, business men and women, as well as a number of press, media and social figures.In his speech, RMF Executive Director, MP Michel Moawad, emphasized on the story of the Foundation; a story of faith and belief that transformed the martyrdom of President René Moawad into an institution carrying the human rights' cause in Lebanon.
This faith story breaks the reality of frustration, despair and surrender and transforms the difficulties and challenges faced into a vision, action and development; believing in Lebanon and in the Lebanese human being."From Rmeish to Akkar, from Beirut to Arsal, more than 365,000 people benefited from our projects in 2018. We implemented projects that change the lives of thousands of Lebanese people every day, and this is all thanks to our partners and supporters, international institutions, the Lebanese private sector, the local authorities, the media, and of course the great efforts of the Rene Moawad Foundation's staff; 220 young men and women who believe in our cause and carry our message."
Moawad adds: "I would like to sincerely thank the foundation's President, Nayla Moawad, who believed in this country and sacrificed a lot of efforts and did not let the martyrdom of René Moawad go in vain, therefore turned it into a true act of faith in Lebanon and the Lebanese human being."
During the evening, the Lebanese Red Cross, which represents an exemplary of humanitarian and collective work, was honored. Attorney Mariel Michel Moawad, and RMF General Director Nabil Moawad, presented the RMF recognition award to the President of the Red Cross, Dr. Antoine Zoghbi.The Foundation also awarded a "Lifetime Achievement Award", created and crafted by the artist Roudy Rahme, to the member of the Maronite Foundation, Ms. Rose Choueiri. The award was presented by Ms. Nayla Moawad, and the Deputy Director General of SGBL and Group Financial Director, Mr. Georges Saghbini.
The event, which was presented by the TV presenter Annabella Hilal, featured several documentaries of the projects and achievements of the René Moawad Foundation, in the midst of a distinctive artistic atmosphere, by the Maestro Elie Al-Aalya and the singer George Nehme.