On the occasion of the “International Day of Living in Peace”, Bedayat for Good and Development organized a symposium entitled “Together to Live in Peace” at Moro Resto Cafe, Sidon, in the presence of a crowd of activists from all Lebanese regions, in addition to activists in the educational, social and media fields, friends of Bedayat, and the presence of a dear Arab guest from outside Lebanon.
The symposium opened with the Lebanese national anthem, then Ms. Ghina Hijazi welcomed the attendees, followed by the head of the Beginnings Initiative for Good and Development, Mai Hasebini, where she said in her speech after welcoming the attendees and thanking them for accepting the invitation: It is not a job, but rather a spirit, drive, and love for society, and wherever we can work in social affairs, and it is not linked to a place, time, or job position.
In her speech, Hasibini presented the activities carried out by the Bedayat initiative during the holy month of Ramadan, including charitable donations. She also presented the development initiative program from the Institute of Private Lessons to the empowerment of women in several fields, stressing that “goodness has one season and development has several seasons.”
Then, Ms. Batoul Turkiyeh was introduced to the President of Islah That Al-Bayin Association, Ms. Maha Fateh, who gave a simplified explanation about living in peace within the family, and the role of the mother in achieving peace at home.
As for the media and social activist, Mirna Qaraouni, Vice President of Say No to Violence Association, she spoke about violence and its types, and its impact on society in terms of loss of safety, stability and living in peace.
Journalist and program presenter Crystal Choucair touched on inner peace and achieving harmony through it. She also talked about women, their value and their role within society, and not giving up is the motivation for the important role women have reached in serving society.
At the end of the symposium, the artist, Firas Al-Abdullah, presented a bouquet of musical pieces on the oud instrument, accompanied by a number of songs of authentic Arab music, then the attendees were invited to a cocktail party.