I have lived in Lebanon for 20 years and have traveled around the country more than most tourists and residents, mainly through visiting youth service projects every April as the national coordinator of Global Youth Service Days (www.learningtocare.com/gysd). This year youth did 37 projects in the many different areas of the country. I am still [...]
Through the generosity of an anonymous supporter, we have been able to reduce the participation fee to $2700 – a savings of $300! The participation fee covers all program costs within Lebanon, including training and materials, volunteer placements, program contributions to service projects, accommodations, all meals except for up to five lunch or evening meals, [...]
This is a wonderful photo story about the bedouins working in the Lebanese wine industry (2famous.tv/2012/04/11/the-bedouins-of-lebanon-a-photo-story/). While we don’t know if we will be able to meet any of the bedouins during our stay at the Taanayel base camp, we definitely plan to visit at least two (possibly three) wineries while we’re there.
In this initial blog for EcoVolunTours, I want to introduce you to a very special member of the organizing team for this first session of the Heritage Volunteer Program. Months ago, while telling my two sons about my idea for a special EcoVolunTour for youth of Lebanese heritage, they suggested I recruit some youth volunteers/interns [...]