"I started Khaddit Beirut with partners who share a common vision of a better Lebanon, one where we can all live in with dignity and peace. We want to build a beloved country with decent education and health systems, a fair judicial system, and long-lasting solutions."
Fadi El Khatib
"I love Khaddit Beirut because it connected me with a group of people who share similar values and who are willing to give it all to create a sustainable solution to the problems we are facing. We all understand that it is going to take time and we are ready for it."
Najat A. Saliba
"I co-founded Khaddit Beirut because the explosion shook us to a point beyond return and because after that I could not recognize myself. I could not find myself except through the solace and hope that we are building together. I joined and continue here because we need to break the cycles of oppression and corruption, together."
"It wasn’t a decision, it was a innate drive to do something in a context of desperation and the ongoing robbing of the dignity of the inhabitants of Lebanon. KB is us and we are KB … this is how it relates to my identity and positionality."
"Following the Beirut blast, the embodiment of incompetence and corruption, I joined forces with other professionals and academics to do whatever we can to support the inhabitants of Lebanon because it is our duty to be there for each other. Organizing for social good in Lebanon is a necessity, not an option."
Lina Daouk Oyry
"I have joined KB following the blast of Aug’20 as I felt a desperate urge to change the status quo we were living in, which had started, for me, much earlier, really, with the Garbage crisis. I joined forces with a group of colleagues I trust and love to work with, with the conviction that together we will."
"Khaddit Beirut is an opportunity to connect deeply with the need of our immediate community in a sensible way. It is so gratifying when we leverage our compounded interdisciplinary expertise, knowledge, network for one common purpose. Open-mindedness, inclusion, patience and commitment to quality marry creativity, innovation and solutions’ co-creation."
"Right when I was losing hope in myself and the country, Khaddit Beirut came as a rescue. I held this glimmer of hope very tight as I knew a new path was being paved for Lebanon. One that is filled with unity, growth, and positivity for a better future we all dream of."