Reuters- Fighters and farmers step in to help Beirut after the blast

Ban Barkawi AMMAN (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – From former fighters repairing damaged buildings to rural women preparing meals, people from across Lebanon have stepped in to help businesses set up to do good after the seismic port explosion in Beirut. The Aug. 4 blast, which officials have blamed on more than 2,000 tonnes of ammonium […]

An initiative by the community, for the community!

Food parcels distribution in Tripoli and Beirut “It takes a village” is a popular saying that could not be more accurate because it truly does take collective efforts to cope with a deteriorating economy with detrimental social impacts coupled with a global pandemic.  That is why MARCH helped youth from Beb El Tabbaneh and Jabal […]

THEATER FOR RECONCILIATION: A CATHARTIC EXPERIENCE

MARCH’s approach has always been rooted in its belief that arts and culture are powerful catalysts of change that can help foster long-term sustainable stability. This belief has translated into various initiatives across the years starting with Theater for Reconciliation– a concept we originally launched in Tripoli in 2015. The Alawite neighborhood of Beb El Tabbaneh […]

HONA BEIRUT: A CULTURE HOT-SPOT IN THE HEART OF BEIRUT

The country’s capital encapsulates a striking socioeconomic paradox. Although Beirut represents urbanization, many of its communities remain marginalized and extremely restricted due to their lack of access to equal and equitable opportunities. This has long been the city’s biggest trait. Therefore, MARCH wanted to create a cultural hot-spot that would help alleviate these disparities and […]

ALL ABOARD! CREATING SAFE AND INCLUSIVE PUBLIC SPACES

By engaging with the young men and women of Beb El Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen, our organization recognized the imperative need to create safe and inclusive public spaces within the communities that would give the youth a place to interact away from the toxic dynamics of sectarian divide. We also wanted to build an environment […]

CAFE BI KAFFAK

A cultural journey from Tripoli to Beirut Throughout the years, MARCH has actively incorporated the arts into its initiatives. This stems from the organization’s belief in the transformative and often cathartic power of self-expression. Our most recent adventure was no exception! Our work with youth from marginalized neighborhoods in Beirut has Tripoli has shown us […]

LANGUAGE SKILLS FOR BIGGER AND BETTER OPPORTUNITIES

This past month Hona Beirut started a ten-week-long English workshop. Marginalized youth were selected from all over Beirut to improve their language skills, or even to learn English completely from scratch! After completing their intake, participants were divided into four separate levels ranging from complete beginners, elementary, intermediate all the way to advanced. Learning expectations […]

RENOVATIONS FOR THE COMMUNITY BY THE COMMUNITY

Our work with the communities of Beb El Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen through the Beb El Dahab rehabilitation and reintegration program has been an important pillar of our other initiatives. MARCH realized that providing the youth with a holistic set of marketable skills would enable them to access better opportunities and shift the trajectory of […]

BUILDING BRIDGES ON THE FOOTBALL FIELD

Sports have always been a cornerstone of our work in peace-building as its helped MARCH strengthening ties between different communities. Throughout the years, we’ve set up numerous events that have emphasized the importance of team building and more importantly, cooperation. Our football tournaments are no exception. Although this activity typically brings together mixed teams of […]

افتتاح مركز بيروت الاقليمي للدفاع المدني في منطقة الكولا

LBC Group TV تم الاحتفال بافتتاح مركز الدّفاع المدني الإقليميّ في منطقة الكولا بحلّته الجديدة. وأنجزت جمعية مارش عمليّة إعادة التأهيل وبدعم من السفارة البريطانية في بيروت. وتمت عملية إعادة التأهيل على أيد شبانٍ وشابات المهمشين والمنسيّين من مختلف أرجاء بيروت أبرزها مناطق المدينة الرياضية، الشياح وطريق الجديدة. وهدف هذا المشروع الى تعزيز حس الوحدة والتضامن […]