The family of one of the youngest victims of the Beirut Blast, Elias Khoury, launched an association in his honor to support underprivileged students’ education in architecture and fine arts, two of their son’s passions.
The Association was launched just three days before the second anniversary of the August 4 explosion. It is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing scholarships to students, particularly those pursuing degrees in architecture and fine arts, Elias Khoury’s lifelong ambition.
Elias aspired to be like his father and become an architect. His other ambition was to be a rapper. He had written two songs with his friends and sang them in his own voice. After the explosion, his second song was shared with Anghami by his friends.
Elias was only 15 years old when the 2020 Beirut Blast gravely wounded him. He didn’t make it past two weeks from his injuries, devastating his family, friends, and classmates who have been relentlessly commemorating his memory.
In June, his classmates honored him at their graduation, after carrying his coffin in a touching scene two years ago.