The Overseas Buildings Operations construction team along with the BL Harbert International project team, generously donated $2,000 to provide 500 displaced students in the underserved area of Tripoli, Lebanon with Lebanese-made backpacks filled with essential school supplies.
The students were displaced due to an unforeseen structural collapse that fatally killed one student and severely injured many. Until local authorities complete their investigations, the school is off-limits until deemed safe. Both OBO and BLHI look forward to the opportunity to review the findings to assist in getting the school re-opened swiftly.
This was the first effort as part of the Lebanese Women in Engineering, Architecture, and Construction (LEB-WEACON) outreach initiative. With the ambassador’s support, the LEB-WEACON program is providing the necessary engineering expertise to get these students back to school and is supporting the local community.
Collaboration and partnership with DoD CMSE (Department of Defense Civil Military Support Element) and the LAF (Lebanese Armed Forces) provided the opportunity and support to safely engage with this community of students in Tripoli. Students will continue to attend classes across the city during this trying time.