World House Of Lebanon

 

 

 

 

The World House of Lebanon (WHoL) is a non-profit, non-partisan, non-governmental Foundation based in Lebanon. It was founded in 2009 by Betty Hindi. It aims to promote the spirit of cooperation and unity among resident and non-resident Lebanese citizens, including emigrants of Lebanese descent.

On one hand, WHoL endeavors to encourage non-resident Lebanese citizens to take part in Lebanon’s political, economic, social, and cultural life; on the other hand, it encourages them to defend the Lebanese cause in their country of residence.

 

Background

Lebanese emigrants play a vital role in the Lebanese economy; in fact, a recent study showed that funds transferred into Lebanon account for more than 20% of the GDP.

However, to view the diaspora only as a source of funding skews the relationship away from its essence of citizenship. Instead, the Lebanese emigrant should be viewed as a source of cultural and moral wealth as well.

The Global presence of emigrants should also be recognized as a significant asset for Lebanon; thus, integrating emigrants in the Lebanese civil and political fabric enhances the collective Lebanese global competitive advantage and image.

 

Vision:

At the World House of Lebanon, and just as our name implies, we envision a world where Lebanon and its diaspora are united. We seek to expand Lebanon beyond its real borders to embrace the whole world as a Lebanese nation.

 

Mission:

The World House of Lebanon will create and nurture links that will strengthen relations between Lebanon and its emigrant community for the sake of growing a stronger and more unified Lebanon.