Nadeen instructing Khaldoun in fashion design
Over the past 3 months, we've had some great developments which we'd like to share with you:
-- Our talented fashion designer, Nadeen, has been hired to instruct Khaldoun, a younger aspiring designer in our program. They have been meeting for several hours each month, and Khaldoun's talent is blossoming!
-- A group of high school students from a fashion club in New Jersey heard about Nadeen and decided to hold a fundraiser to help cover her monthly tuition!
-- Hovsep, our violinist, had the opportunity to perform at a UNESCO event as well as with the Lebanese National Conservatory recently; he also now has 4 students whom he is instructing!
-- Omar, our football star, got the opportunity to join an intensive football training program led by the coaches of Real Madrid at the American University of Beirut!
-- Pierre and Rawad, both aspiring actors, took a workshop with leading director Lucien Bourjeily; Pierre also got to audition for a feature film and he was selected for a role!
-- Rana has been continuing to create mosaics with the support of Handmade by Raja, and sold several of her pieces at a Mother's Day exhibition at Dar Bistro and Books cafe in Hamra recently.
-- We gathered 25 of our youth to attend a professional networking session at AltCity where they shared their dreams and aspirations, and received support and feedback from guests.
-- We have plans to launch a tech program for youth to get them involved in coding, robotics, and engineering in a hands-on, interactive environment -- stay tuned for updates in the coming months!
We have many more upcoming plans and events for the summer, so we'll be sure to share them with you during our next report.
Have a great summer and thank you for your continued support!
Hovsep playing with the Lebanese Conservatory
Rana's mosaics on sale at Dar Cafe in Hamra
Omar's certificate from Real Madrid's coaches
Pierre and Rawad at an acting workshop