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‘Healthy, We grow’: the Order of Malta and Fondation Saradar in solidarity with Lebanon’s small farmers

In a bid to support small farmers and the local economy, boost community health, as well as strengthen food security by improving food availability and accessibly, the Order of Malta in partnership with Fondation Saradar, has launched an Agro-humanitarian project under the slogan of “Healthy, We Grow.”

The project is providing 1.2 million seedlings of winter crops to 350 small farmers. The areas include Khaldiya in Zgharta, Al Qobayat, Ras Baalbek, Barqa, Deir Al-Ahmar in Northern Bekaa and Yaroun in South Lebanon.

The project aims to empower local communities by supporting the agricultural sector, targeting small farmers and helping them pursue their farming activities. Farmers are coached to adopt climate smart agricultural methods in order to ensure healthy domestic production while protecting natural resources.

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The ” Traveling Art® Timeline” to discover Lebanese Artists from 1852 to the present day.

Discover your favorite artist. An unprecedented “Timeline®” displayed inside the “Traveling Art®” Caravan featuring Lebanese Artists from 1852 to the present day.

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The ‘Traveling Art®’ project

“Traveling Art®” is an outreach program focusing on art initiation addressed to schools.

It is also catered by Fondation Saradar Mobile School. This caravan serves as an exhibition facility to display Lebanese artists’ works highlighted by the program, as well as works created by students. During the pilot phase, the project will first target schools in Greater Beirut and the cazas of Metn and Kesrewane.

The mobile art learning concept provides:

  • Beneficiaries with a first of its kind opportunity to be introduced and educated to various art forms.
  • School teachers with a unique art tutoring experience, hands-on learning and communicating practice to follow up on Fondation Saradar program delivered within the caravan; hence, ensuring the sustainability of this initiative.
  • Academic performance, should institutions be interested in integrating this art learning program as part of their school curriculum.
  • Exposure to Artists through various means of information gathered and media tools supplied by the Saradar Collection.

 

 

 

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