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Basil Fuleihan Foundation Words for Peace

In the wake of the tragic passing of Dr. Basil Fuleihan, his wife, Yasma, refused to fall into the trap of hatred and vengeance, and instead founded the Basil Fuleihan Foundation in an attempt to empower and encourage the citizens of Lebanon to be hand-in-hand following the path of peace and progress, by giving them a voice with which they could express their vision for their country's future.

Promoting a message of peace and tolerance, the Basil Fuleihan Foundation proudly launches the Words for Peace youth competition for expressing peace though words and drawings. Open to students aged 13 to 18 in schools across Lebanon, this project is being held in collaboration with the Ministry of Education and Higher Learning.

Submitted essays or comic strips should address individual ideas about perceptions of peace, and discuss theories of how peace could be achieved. Topics may be explored from many angles, including (but not limited to): Friendship, Family, Neighbours, or School. Papers may have a local, national or international focus, and may be literal, philosophical or a combination. Please note that any submissions promoting religious or political intolerance will be disqualified.
There are two categories of participation - Category I for ages 13 - 15, and Category II for ages 16 - 18.
All submissions will be evaluated by two separate committees of experts and professionals from the Basil Fuleihan Foundation and the Ministry of Education and Higher Learning. The top three finalists in each category will be selected and their applications will be submitted to a high profile Final Jury, which will choose one winner from each category. The prize for each category is enrolment in a summer camp.

The final date for accepting applications to the Basil Fuleihan Foundation Words for Peace competition is December 1, 2008. To submit your application to the Basil Fuleihan Foundation Words for Peace competition, please click here.

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Basil Fuleihan Foundation
20, rue Halwani, Sanayeh Sector, Beirut, Lebanon
Tel: +961-3202346, Fax: +961-1-344201
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