Message from the Founder
Founder, Safadi Foundation
Our vision is a cohesive society with improved economic livelihoods that contributes to the values and heritage of coexistence as a way to reduce social barriers between people and secure Lebanon’s sustainable development.
The mission of Safadi Foundation is to empower vulnerable communities in Lebanon, with a focus on women and youth, to find sustainable solutions that will enable them to play a participatory role in the country’s national development process. Our aim is to reduce socio-economic regional disparities, decrease the gender-gap, and narrow the gap between citizens and their governing institutions. Through developing innovative strategies we will reduce poverty, increase access to labor markets, and educate local communities to play an enhanced role in civic engagement.
“We are armed with a mighty pen.”
Freedom of thought and expression represents the basis of our core values. We believe that through a wealth in minds, society can advance through innovation and critical thinking.
“Integrity is doing the right thing even when no one is watching.”
~ C.S. Lewis
We strive to set an example for society by adhering to good governance standards. When values such as honesty, transparency and accountability are firmly rooted, an environment that is conducive to sustainable development can be achieved.
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
~ Martin Luther King Jr.
Building upon the legacy of Charles Habib Malik, a Lebanese academic, diplomat and philosopher, and one of the drafters of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we acknowledge that the value of a human being is honored when human rights and social justice are respected.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
~ Nelson Mandela
As the saying goes, give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. Providing learning and training programs represents the bedrock on which we seek to build a more inclusive, open and productive society.
"We won't have a society if we destroy the environment."
Our objectives aim to support the implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Specifically, our objectives aim to:
Create an inclusive and balanced human development throughout Lebanon
Improve livelihood and coexistence for different Lebanese communities
Recentre Tripoli as a cultural and economic hub in the region
Increase local and foreign investment in Tripoli and rural areas