Supporting ULYP

Running for ULYP

The Blom Bank Beirut Marathon will be held on the 11th of November this year and ULYP will be in partnership with them again! Every runner has the option to run in partnership with an organisation and a percentage of the proceeds is donated to the charitable work done by that organisation. This year, if you run for ULYP, part of your registration fee will go to the wonderful work we do with children and youth in Lebanon. Last year’s donations helped to build our new pre-school, which has been teaching young children all year!

If you are planning to run in the marathon this year, please run for us. When registering on the marathon website, all you have to do is click on ‘ULYP’, when asked what organisation you’d like to support (under the ‘Run for a Cause’ tab). These donations make a huge difference to the work we do here so please, get your running shoes on and run for ULYP.

Give a Coat, Warm a Heart

Winter is coming, and without the right clothing, many families will struggle to stay warm. We are therefore delighted to announce that our Caring Coats Campaign will be running for the fifth time. Between October 15th and November 15th, ULYP will be placing donation boxes all over Beirut, as well as at our office. Please donate any coats, scarves, blankets and other warm pieces of clothing if you can. Last year, over 3500 hearts were warmed by your kind donations. This year we are hoping for even more!

Thank you, your contributions can make a huge difference!

Zade Dirani in Concert

On 11th of October, Zade Dirani is playing at the Palais Des Congres, in Dbayeh. This event is hosted by one of our wonderful partners, Taawon Lebanon. Please join us at this concert to enjoy Zade Dirani’s music and support our joint educational programs. Tickets are available on the ticketing box office website (

Bridge Alumni Give Back: Physiotherapy Graduates Introduce New Burj Al Barajneh Clinic

“To care for those who once cared for us is one of the highest honors.” – Tia Walker

 Three students who graduated with a B.S. in Physiotherapy from the Beirut Arab University in 2016, after having received a university scholarship from the Bridge Program, just began providing physical therapy to the elderly in a new clinic in Burj Al Barajneh refugee camp in Beirut.

Inaugurated on April 13, 2017 by Mrs Melek El Nimer, the ‘ProPhysio Clinic’ will serve the elderly in the Burj Al Barajneh camp. The clinic’s opening was attended by members of the local community and organizations, and included an introductory presentation by Amira Dabbagh, Sahar Snounou, and Sherine Hussein, all 3 ULYP graduates. The presentation was followed by a tour to introduce the newly established facility and a lunch hosted by Social Support Society’s Active Ageing House in the camp.

From left to right: Mrs Laila Orabi, Sahar Snounou, Mrs Melek El Nimer, Amira Dabbagh, Shirine Hussein and Sahar Sarhan.

Amira Dabbagh, BS Physical Therapy BAU 2016, introducing the clinic and its services.