Haigazian University received the Youth Empowerment Award at the third Social and Economic Awards (SEA), organized by First Protocol, in collaboration with the Central Bank of Lebanon and Bank Audi.
The event was held on Saturday, 23rd of November 2013, at Casino du Liban, in the presence of a number of Cabinet Ministers, media and business representatives.
Dean of the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics, Dr. Fadi Asrawi, received the award on behalf of the university and gave a word of thanks.
The Jury which handled the management of entries and results was formed of the President of the Lebanese Association for Scientific Advancement, Professor Naim Ouaini, Telecommunication & Technology Expert, Dr. Ghassan Hasbani, Strategy Consultant , Dr. Salim Hajje, and Banking and Finance Consultant, Dr. Tony Choueiri.
The award was granted in recognition of 8 social entrepreneurship projects which have been carried out by 64 Haigazian University Scholarship Program (USP) scholars as part of their USAID scholarship requirements. The projects addressed several issues and aimed to empower youth and unemployed women, create employment in rural areas, encourage recycling and alternative tourism in rural areas, provide educational and professional guide for students, promote volunteering, raise cultural awareness, fight against sectarianism and endorse citizenship.