As planned, unemployed graduates in Lebanon headed on February 8th to the Grand Serail to hang their university degrees on the Wall of Shame. This was an attempt to shed light on the issues of unemployment in Lebanon and the bitter reality that education degrees have become useless in the country.
Many printed out their degrees and plastered it on the wall on Saturday. Those who couldn’t make it from across Lebanon sent images of their degrees to Marc and Rudy to print out and hang them on the wall for them.
“We decided to create a collection of those degrees and hang it on the wall across the Grand Serail to show the system and the whole world what we’re going through!” said Marc Darido and Rudy Hanna.
This move by the unemployed youth aimed to show that no matter the years and money you invest in your education in Lebanon, it is a dead-end since there are no job opportunities and no responsible state to attend to the matter.
Marc and Rudy have shown the world Lebanese people’s unwavering strength to continue in this corrupt reality. Thus the Wall of Shame turned today into the Wall of Qualifications shaming the state with its status quo.
These degrees hanged now in downtown Beirut as a memorial of all the years of hard work and money spent on an education that led the youth to nothing but unemployment, more struggles, broken dreams, and more resistance to avoid emigrating.