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Signing a memorandum of understanding between the Center for Educational Research and Development and Animals Lebanon Association for promoting awareness about animal welfare and protection of extinct animals

The President of the  Center for Educational Research and Development(CERD), Dr. Nada Oweijane , and the President of Animals Lebanon  , Ms. Lana El-Khalil, signed a memorandum of understanding concerning strengthening the cooperation and partnership between the CERD and the  association regarding educational affairs. The association is concerned with the protection of animals especially the endangered. Its expertise and specialized HR staff specialize  in promoting awareness on the importance of preserving and caring for livestock as  well as the enactment of laws relating to their welfare, the establishment and management of specialized centers for their care and protection.

The signing ceremony was held at the CERD headquarters  in Dekwaneh  in the presence of the lawyer Ms. Lama Karama and Mr. Jason Meir  of the Animals Lebanon Association , CERD Managing Director Charbel Musallem, Head of Pre and In-service and Training  Bureau ,Rania Ghosoub, Head of School Clubs  and Extra Curricular Activities , Siham Antoun,  Responsible for Green Room Demonstration , Huda El Khoury, Head of Technology and Modern Life Skills Department Usama Ghoneim,  Head Of Educational Informatics Grace Sawan, Department of Sociology Geography Laure Issa, Head of Kindergarten and Facilitator of   Arabic Language Department.

The President of CERD , Dr. Oweijane , welcomed the President of the Association and the working team .She pointed out that the extensive activities of this association has “reinforced our conviction of the importance of cooperation, especially as we are in the process of developing the  curricula. Consequently , raising  generations on assuming societal responsibility and respecting our natural resources  which includes livestock and  preserving endangered  animals  is an educational and national responsibility. Its aim is to serve the natural and environmental balance,  focus on  raising awareness in  dealing  responsibly with creatures and establish scientific and ethical behavior among  the youth.

El Khalil’s intervention  :

Mrs. El-Khalil  assured that the memo will contribute to the general educational and national efforts undertaken by CERD  on educational curricula and  related activities, especially that   public as well as the  private educational institutions are the most appropriate  sites to deepen the awareness of  youth about the importance of respecting and preserving animals. She  stated that the association rescues animals from illegal trafficking, and is working on issuing a law for animal welfare Moreover, she expressed satisfaction that the efforts are beginning to bear fruit, as the during their last session , the Members of the  Parliament placed  the law of animal welfare on their agenda  . El-Khalil   expressed the willingness to cooperate with  CERD  as  mentioned in the MOU to provide the necessary expertise . Animals Lebanon  has conducted  many workshops in schools and seeks to explore the best ways to develop appropriate educational materials in this field.