Turns out, it’s not about what you do, but it’s about who you are!

Today we met a lovely young architect, Mrs. Joanna Dabaj who is a former student at our school. She pursued a dream that led into creating faith and hope in other people’s lives by founding “Catalytic Action”. She showed us a series of projects that were centered on community help.

These projects have taught us that one step of hope could result into a walk of humanity.

A note worth mentioning is that even though Mrs. Joana’s projects weren’t always so big and mighty, they were founded in a small playground in Bekaa with the sole aim of spreading joy and safety for these kids who are struggling in an unfair community.

One of the most interesting and eye-catching methods Catalytic Action used was to let the people of the same community participate in building their own playgrounds.

This special technique promotes a sense of belonging for these kids in those public areas.

Last but not least, we believe that one of the most essential steps this NGO taught us is to constantly have fun while working and that is because everything built with love and joy truly makes a difference.

And for that, we deeply thank Mrs. Joanna for her precious time and for giving us the opportunity to believe in ourselves and in our future.

Fouad Joe Mikati & Elsa Safi

Grade 12 Economy