Why Investing in Lebanon’s Youth Matters acording to Marwan Kheireddine.
Lebanese entrepreneur and university professor at American University of Beirut (AUB) Mr Marwan Kheireddine believes in the empowerment of the youth in Lebanon and is building bridges by investing in entrepreneurship, providing opportunities for a new generation of Lebanese youth to explore their dreams. But what is so special about Marwan’s model? How does it differ from other entrepreneurial programs?
Marwan believes that education provides the cornerstone to build an economy that is both stable and sustainable. Education helps young people gain skills they need to compete internationally. However, with the cost of education on the rise, many students are finding it increasingly difficult to pursue higher education without financial support.
In response, Marwan launched the Marwan Fund for Education in Lebanon with a mission to provide financial support to Lebanese students attending Lebanese universities and colleges. The Marwan Fund is designed to financially empower these young people by investing in their education.
Marwan’s model differs from other entrepreneurial funds because the Marwan Fund invests solely in higher education, funding scholarships, student aid programs and loan programs that help meet the expenses of college students while they are studying. With the use of their credit cards,the youth can now pay their tuition and fees on-line 24 hours a day.
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Marwan Kheireddine Believes in Paying It Forward
In addition to financial support, Marwan also invests in the entrepreneurial spirit of Lebanese youth. According to Mr. Marwan, “entrepreneurship is a means to improve the quality of life and stimulate economic development through creativity, innovation and service provision”.
With the help of the Marwan Fund, students are able to develop their business ideas and compete in international business competitions. Students can even receive grants to fund their entrepreneurial projects. In addition to providing financial and educational support, Marwan also offers career management services that help students secure internships, jobs, and design resumes.
Marwan believes that no one should be denied an education because of financial difficulties and other obstacles such as visa issues. Marwan supports these students until they graduate from college and ensure that they have an opportunity to pursue their dreams.