Posted by: ellefersan | August 26, 2013

Zouk Mikael en route to glory… “So dreams come true”!

Eliane Fersan

It all started with an email I received from a friend in which she writes: “the moment I saw this award announcement I thought of the Youth and Culture Center and your wonderful city of Zouk Mikael. I have a feeling you can make it, I strongly encourage you to apply”.

I have to confess that I was a bit skeptical at the beginning: Can we compete? Applying entailed a lot of preparation and paperwork and I kept asking myself what made our experience an exclusive one? And why would the judges choose us while our initiative was not unheard of worldwide? And then it hit me! It was not the idea; it’s the experience, the “parcours,” and the Lebanese context that makes YCC a successful example of a pioneering initiative in urban human development.

And so, under the title of “Building better communities: Inspire, Empower, Engage!” the Youth and…

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