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Al-Mabarrat launches 10-year development strategy

File - Leading Lebanese Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Muhammad Hussein Fadlallah addresses supporters during a prayer marking Eid al-Adha in Beirut on December 20, 2007. (AFP PHOTO/STR)

BEIRUT: Al-Mabarrat Foundation Monday launched a 10-year strategic developmental plan, four years after the death of its founder Sayyed Mohammad Hussein Fadlallah’s, the National News Agency reported.

The plan announced by the foundation’s general manager Mohammad Baker Fadlallah, who is the late founders’ brother, included a series of new improvements for Al-Mabarrat, a charitable foundation catering to the social needs of society, from children to the elderly.

The plan will see the renovation of a school, develop a curriculum for its orphanages, integrate technology into its classrooms, while fomenting an interactive relationship with government and international actors.

“The foundation will renovate the structure of Al-Mabarrat’s buildings, the home of 1,200 students with learning difficulties,” Fadlallah said at the Press Federation, where the launching was held.

“The foundation is keen on collaborating with the government, international donor organizations and European and Arab diplomatic missions [for development purposes]” the general manager explained.

The latter also added that the foundation was working to obtain institutional accreditation by first conducting a “self-study” which will examine all the work undertaken by Al-Mabarrat.

During the conference Fadlallah introduced the organizations working under the foundation’s care. Al-Mabarrat now includes 20 schools with 22,000 students enrolled during the school year.

Press Federation head Mohammad Baalbaki, who was present at the conference, praised the deceased founder of Al-Mabarrat and the organizations he left behind. “[I hope] these organizations will receive the support they need from everyone,” he said.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on May 06, 2014, on page 3.




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