Volunteering in Dangerous Places
Without a doubt, Lebanon is one of the most complex countries I’ve visited. On one hand, you have the cosmopolitan capital, complete with a seaside Corniche, trendy restaurants, high-end shopping, and colorful street performers. On the other, Lebanon offers a glimpse of an ancient rural life that still exists throughout much of the Middle East.
About a year and a half ago, I was invited to Beirut to work with the nonprofit organization Baladi. The organization is dedicated to preserving and promoting Lebanon’s heritage to youngsters by encouraging students to learn about their country’s cultural diversity and works to foster mutual understanding between communities. Baladi sees Lebanon’s shared culture as one way to peacefully address regional conflict.
Read the full article on the website MeetPlanGo.com and find out why a trip to this remarkable country offered me a quintessential volunteer experience: Volunteering in Dangerous Places: Beirut, Lebanon
This entry was posted on Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 and is filed under Adventure Philanthropists.