Lebanese non-political, non-sectarian and non-governmental organization.

Who we are

Everyone deserves to live in dignity. This is why Achrafieh 2020 spearheads initiatives that support the community, improve the quality of life in Achrafieh, promote unity, and revive the social and cultural fabric. And we achieve all this thanks to the much appreciated help of our caring donors and motivated volunteers. We are in this together and together we can create a better future for Achrafieh. We are one family bonded in respect, mutual care, integrity, solidarity, and tireless work.

Our Mission

At Achrafieh 2020 our mission is to stimulate a sustainable environment, citizens’ rights, and Beirut’s cultural and traditional heritage. To achieve this, we spearhead and participate in diverse initiatives that preserve the dignity and rights of all segments of society while also improving Beirut.

Our Values

Since our launch in 2013, all our good work has been based on uncompromisable principles: respect for human dignity, safeguarding the identity of our beneficiaries, and preserving our independence and integrity by refusing donations that come with conditions. We are defined by integrity and unconditional support and solidarity with the community. Everything we do is in accordance with the law and approval of concerned authorities.

Impact

For maximum impact, Achrafieh 2020 works independently as well as in collaboration with public and private entities. But at all times, the best interests of the neighborhood and the community always come first.

From the very start, our activities have resonated with Achrafieh’s residents and the NGO has gained traction. All our initiatives promote the credo of living together in dignity, integrity, and solidarity. People from all over Lebanon, young and old, have attended our entertaining cultural events that also support small local businesses in Achrafieh by giving them a platform to showcase their products and services. Our social activities advocate the rights of citizens, children, women, the elderly, people with special needs, the displaced, and the ailing. They also protect Beirut’s cultural and traditional heritage.

Reacting to the dire economic crisis and the aftermath of the tragic 4 August 2020 explosion, we now focus on assisting those living below the poverty line or in need of shelter and are playing an active role in the efforts to rebuild homes.

2018

300 families living in extreme poverty supported and assisted to become independent

2019

Increased efforts to raise funds to support more families in need

2020​

1,100 families supported through COVID-19 pandemic and Beirut Port explosion (2020) with care boxes, medical attention, shelter, home’s rebuilding assistance, and more

Initiatives

Achrafieh 2020 has 7 board members, 4 advisory members, 4 logistics officers, and over 100 volunteers. This network of engaged people has played an instrumental role in achieving our mission. The heart and soul of Achrafieh 2020, these individuals have become a community dedicated to serving the community. ​

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Green Rooftops

To help people save energy while beautifying their rooftops, we collaborated with local schools to teach kids how to plant and take care of trees. Trees on rooftops reduce the cold in winter and the Read more…
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International Earth Hour

“Baddna ntaffiya baddna nwale3a” (to blow it up, we are going to turn it off). Our commitment to joining International Earth Day efforts began in 2013, when ABC Achrafieh and Byblos Bank tower in Sassine turned Read more…
Dog Poop campaign

Clean Streets

A widely televised campaign to raise awareness among the residents about dog poop, civic responsibility, cleanliness, and community services.
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Green Balconies

To add much needed greenery to the concrete jungle, we donated plants to households so they could beautify their balconies.
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Trait d’Union

We assist people in need, preserving their autonomy and dignity while empowering them with real support and solidary. In 2018, Achrafieh 2020 identified thirty families living in extreme poverty and accordingly supported them to become Read more…
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Car Free Days

After the positive feedback from our first car-free event in 2012, we went on to organize several well-received pedestrian-friendly days 4 to 5 times a year around different areas of Achrafieh from Rmeil to Mar Read more…

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FOUNDERS AND TEAM

Achrafieh 2020 has 7 board members, 4 advisory members, 4 logistics officers, and over 100 volunteers. This network of engaged people has played an instrumental role in achieving our mission. The heart and soul of Achrafieh 2020, these individuals have become a community dedicated to serving the community. ​

Carole Babikian

Akram Nehme

Michel RAGGI

Jihad Bitar

Karim MOUNAYAR

Noel Abi Nader

Christina Abou Hamad