RCED has invited school students in the region to participate in the plantation of new plants in its herbal garden. The activity was organized on the occasion of the Fascination of Plants Day, 2013. Students explored the garden, learned about the plants and their importance in our life. Gifts of herbal seedlings were distributed to students to create their school or home gardens.
In its attempts to promote community health as a substantial component in the development of Bekaa region, the RCED hosted one of the events of the “National Campaign on the Awareness of Multiple Sclerosis” The campaign was organized by the Ministry of Public Health in collaboration with: American University of Beirut Medical Center, National Multiple Sclerosis Society of Lebanon/ الهيئة الوطنية للتصلب اللويحي في لبنان, وجمعية الأصدقاء اللبنانيين لمرض التصلب اللويحي A.L.S.E.P. The event was enriched by the contribution of Prof. Mohammad Khedr, Dean of the Faculty of Medicine/BAU.
RCED-BAU has hosted the experts in Business Planning and Community Development Mr. David Wagner & Mrs. Florence Wagner from the International Foundation ACDI/VOCA Farmer to Farmer-Lebanon (www.acdivoca.org) /USAID, for 10 days. The main aim of the visit was to provide support and assistance to RCED to develop a 5-year strategic plan for a project in agribusiness for Bekaa region.
Our guest expert Mrs. Florence Wagner had a very rich interactive meetings with a spectrum women’s groups in the region (Women Association for Social Development (WASD), The Lebanese Women Democratic Gathering (RDFL), Ray of Hope, and Women’s Association of Deir el Ahmar (WADA) during which a need assessment was done as a preparation for a continuation visit in the soon future.
This training seminar was held in collaboration with the Faculty of Medicine and the Faculty of Health Sciences at BAU with the aim to raise social & health awareness and participating in the process of awareness and empowerment of the individual. Participants included secondary students and administrators from Azhar El Bekaa Collage, and first-year nursing students / Faculty of Health Sciences at BAU, Headed by Dr. Nissrien Abd El Karim.
In order to raise environmental awareness of Public in Bekaa and stimulate the participation of local community in solving environmental issues, including the problem of solid wastes, the workshop was organized in collaboration with the School of Averroes College/Taalabaya, the Ministry of Environment and Development Services Center in Zahle/Ministry of Social Affairs.
The Forum was organized by RCED in collaboration with the BAU Alumni at the Bekaa campus, more than 800 students visited the exhibition from different secondary schools in East and West Bekaa, the representatives of several Lebanese universities where there to direct the students and to provide them with the necessary information about the educational programs available, regulations, admission requirements and tuitions.
RCED and the Faculty of Medicine at Beirut Arab University, in cooperation with Dar Al Fatwa in Bekaa, organized the clinic that was inaugurated with the attendance of his Excellence, the Mufti of Zahlé and Bekaa, Sheikh Khalil Al Mais, Sheikh Ghanoum Nesbeen, Director, as well as the nurses staff. the team of physicians and doctors was headed by Dr. Mohamed Houri, Assistant Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Beirut Arab University. The medical team offered 250 patients with the needed health care service and provided medications.