||The Forum is constituted of 10
non-governmental organizations that work on the national level and
in various fields (social, health, educational, cultural, relief,
and environmental sectors ...).
Each association involves a
large number of programs and the annual budget for the overall Forum
member associations is estimated to be around 50-60 million U.S.
Dollars. It should be noted that most of the Forum member
associations are umbrella organizations.The following is a brief
history about each association:
The Humanitarian Associations of Dar
Charity packs for families
assistance, 10 dispensaries plus social and health centers, a
program for alleviating needy families and a student-aid program.
2- The Humanitarian
Associations of the Higher Shiite-Islamic Council
hospital", 8 dispensaries in the South and the Bekaa regions,
vocational institutes in (Beirut, the South and Bekaa regions), "Saideh
Zainab orphanage", an assistance program to needy families, a
hospital construction project in the Hermel area, a series of
conferences and researches,accommodation for people displaced from
the South and the Bekaa regions, publication of "Al-Ghadir"
3- The Druze
Foundation for Social Welfare
undertakes a variety of activities under the following programs:
i- Assistance program for the handicapped, orphans and needy
ii- Assistance Program for the underprivileged
families supported by existing cultural, educational and medical
iii- A vocational training program
The Lebanese Federation for Child Care
This Federation is constituted of 34 member associations acting
in different Lebanese regions; physical educational and child-care.
These associations run children park, nurseries, orphanages,
social-care institutions and free schools (providing special
treatment for the disabled children).
Federation trains youth and volunteers to work with children; as
well as, its involvement in their education and in defending and
advocating their rights based on the International Convention on
Child Rights to which Lebanon has acceded since 1991. In this
respect, the Federation is currently initiating studies and research
on the situation of children in Lebanon; as well as, organizing
seminars and conferences on child issues and about the
implementation of the Convention in Lebanon.
5- Young Men's Christian Association
It operates the following programs on all the
a- Rehabilitation and rural development
b- Intensive vocational training program for men and
women in Agriculture, Industry and Construction c- The sick and
chronically-ill management program
d- Education on Democracy
e-Consultations and Training program through the
International Management and Training Institute IMTI ( a YMCA
Associations of Greek- Orthodox Arch-Bishopric of Beirut
"Saint Georges Hospital" (one of the biggest and most
enhanced Lebanese hospitals), a group of dispensaries, an
elderly-home center, a school's compound, a needy families
aid-program and a student's aid program.
7- Humanitarian Associations of
Greek-Catholic Community Council
orphanage",a technical school,"El-Moukhales" school, "Saint
Antoine Center" for the elderly people, a needy families aid
program, a student's aid program and a hospitalization program.
8-Humanitarian Institutions of the
Evangelical Synod of Syria and Lebanon
A compound of
schools, "The Hemlin Hospital", an orphanage, a needy
families aid program, a hospitalization and a health aid program.
9- Humanitarian Institutions of
the Lebanese Monastic Order
Saint Esprit","Mary's Muanaat Hospital", a free
schooling compound,"The Hospitality Home" and a displaced
10- The Lebanese
Welfare Association for the Handicapped
Association runs its operations from its centers in Beirut, Tyre,
Baalbeck, Nabatieh, Suhmur and from Nabih Berri's compound for the
disabled in Sarafand and it provides following services: health and
physical therapy, dental care laboratory, manufacturing of
artificial limbs, social care and vocational rehabilitation for the
handicapped. Also, the Association conducts relief and emergency
programs carried out by a large number of volunteers.