Alwaleed Bin Talal
Humanitarian Foundation in
"Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation is the address for every Lebanese citizen
committed to his land, roots, and devoted to his country, free of religious
or regional affiliations”
Alwaleed visited the foundation headquarter overlooking Riad El Solh Square
on the first floor of Osaily building. HRH was received by Ms. Laila El Solh,
the foundation vice chairman and official representative before the Lebanese
government. Also present were the foundation staff and members of the
Lebanese press corps.
Alwaleed Bin Talal arrived in Beirut Tuesday 2 December, 2003 on a short
visit to Lebanon to launch Alwaleed Bin Talal Humanitarian Foundation there.
Prince Alwaleed announced the
launch of the foundation activities in the Republic of Lebanon. HRH said the
foundation was established in response to increased calls for aid from
Lebanon, at a time the country is witnessing an economic crunch and
experiencing a critical social situation.
HRH stressed that the foundation
activities will be an extension to similar, previous efforts undertaken in
Lebanon by HRH as a token of appreciation for Lebanon and its people.
Alwaleed said the foundation will serve as “the
address for every Lebanese citizen committed to his land, roots, and devoted
to his country, free of religious or regional affiliations.”
that these principles were cherished and adopted by the late Prime Minister Riad El Solh, who spared no effort in applying these principles as part of
the National Pact. For these reasons, HRH added, Laila El Solh, daughter of
Riad El Solh, shall represent the foundation and its work in Lebanon,
preserving the same national and humanitarian principles.
Bin Talal Humanitarian Foundation was first announced on the 19th
of July, 2003. The foundation’s humanitarian activities aim at achieving a
set of goals including:
Supporting officially recognized establishments and
Lebanon concerned with development projects and humanitarian
orphans, the handicapped, the needy, as well as rehabilitating juveniles and
drug addicts, either directly or through orphanages and rehab centers
educational establishments including schools, institutions, colleges, and
universities, as well as financing cultural and educational programs and/or
donating to funds created to finance them.
Supporting sectors that benefit
the general public and participating in funding developmental public works
projects such as roads, bridges, power plants and water systems.
Offering scholarships to
Lebanese students to attend universities, and giving grants towards
scientific and medical research as well as alleviating the aftermath of
HRH Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal