Balamand University Just Gave Food To 400 Families In Need

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The University of Balamand (UOB) in collaboration with municipalities of Koura and the Monastery of Our Lady of Balamand distributed 400 food rations to families in Koura.

This comes at a time when the economy is suffering and work is halted due to the lockdown phase the country is going through.

The university’s doors have been closed since February 29 in compliance with the Minister of Education and Higher Education’s decision. However, this has not stopped them from lending a helping hand to their community.

Dr. Elias Warraq, president of the university and head of this initiative, stated that “Balamand society will remain an academic milestone and social support when the need arises, for Lebanese society in general, and our people in North Lebanon in particular.”

Additionally, UOB’s social media account stated that “Based on its national duty, and its sense of responsibility towards its community, and with the generous initiative of one of its friends, Balamand University has distributed more than 400 food rations to the neediest families in light of these difficult living conditions.”

“This step falls within the context of a number of initiatives that the university seeks to achieve in the midst of these ordeals that the nation and its people suffer,” it added.

Accordingly, the university has a group of experts established that includes various specializations working incoherence on this initiative.

The coronavirus lockdown is tougher on those that rely on daily earnings to provide for their families.

Consequently, this fraction of the population that needs looking after during these times. Initiatives like these are seen all over Lebanon. 4 days ago the Lebanese Foodbank distributed food supplies to 300 families in Akkar.

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