In collaboration with the Lebanese Army, MARCH installed approximately 200 solar street lights along the former demarcation lines of Beb El Tebbeneh and Jabal Mohsen, areas once marred by clashes and violence between the two communities. This transformative endeavor was inaugurated during a special event that commenced at Kahwetna and carried the powerful slogan: “To light a small candle is better than staying in darkness.” As a result, Syria Street and other former demarcation lines are now brilliantly lit, rejuvenating the streets and restoring a sense of safety. This initiative has garnered the heartfelt appreciation of residents in the Tabbaneh and Jabal Mohsen neighborhoods.
By involving the twelfth brigade of the army, this initiative underscored the significance of incorporating military forces into civil projects aimed at community development and reconciliation. Its primary objective was to significantly enhance security and safety in the Beb El Tebbeneh and Jabal Mohsen areas, which had long been characterized by insecurity and tension stemming from historical conflicts.
Through the installation of these solar street lights, this project effectively illuminated the once shadowy streets and dark alleys that were associated with fear and violence. Beyond improving visibility, these lights have instilled a palpable sense of security, enabling residents to move about more safely at night. The heightened safety and improved illumination have encouraged residents to come together, interact, and engage in activities that foster social cohesion.