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BAU – The Faculty of Architecture - Design & Built Environment collaboration with UN-Habitat on Bourj Hammoud Neighborhood Damage Assessment

In response to Beirut tragic explosion, Beirut Arab University- the faculty of ArchitectureDesign & Built Environment continues to offer help and support to the community. 50 volunteers from BAU are supporting #UNHabitatLebanon by conducting damage assessment to Bourj Hammoud Neighborhood.

The first phase was dedicated to establishing a rapid survey for the damaged buildings.

Throughout two consecutive days the 13th and 14th of August 2020, 25 groups were distributed along the area to gather qualitative and quantitative information about the damages in the affected buildings.

BAU Volunteers hand in hand to clean up the wreckage

In frame of the Lebanese community effort and response to Beirut massive explosion that occurred on 04/08/2020. As Beirut Arab University is committed to public engagement and social responsibility during the uncertain times, several initiatives on students’ level were organized hand in hand with more than 150 proud BAU students from all faculties and majors.

After performing a damage survey on affected areas the Student Activities Department In collaboration with different BAU departments, BAU HRC, and social clubs such as the DSC, and the Lebanese Red Cross youth department organized a repair campaign that targeted damaged public schools in Beirut:

  • Raml Al Zarif Mixed Public School

  • Salma Sayegh Public School

  • Tabaris Mixed Public School

  • Basta Mixed Public School

  • Omar Hamad Elementary School

  • Amin Bayham Public School

  • Tarik Al Jadida Public School

Ending the week on 13/08/2020 the repair of our home, Volunteers from students, administrative and academic staff members patched the wounds of our beloved BAU that suffered hefty damages.

Huge thank you to all the volunteers that made all of this possible

Together, we will rise again and will continue our duty in community service through BAU facilities.

Beirut Arab University students volunteer to confront the Coronavirus Comprehensive Preventive Measures in three Campuses

Beirut Arab University started a preventive campaign to participate in the national efforts to avoid the spread of Coronavirus in the Lebanese community and among the ten thousand students and their families.

Students from the Faculty of Medicine volunteered with the Lebanese Ministry of Health to reinforce its teams at the airport and the crossing borders. Interns and nursing students in all departments also continue their mission at Rafik Hariri University Hospital which was counted a hospital to contain Coronavirus cases. As well, some of them volunteered to work in the specialized isolation section for epidemiological cases.

The Faculty of Health Sciences launched awareness campaigns in schools where students volunteered under the supervision of specialized professors to train school students on preventive measures and urge them that these measures shall be part of their daily routine to prevent Coronavirus and other viruses.

Professor Amr Galal El-Adawi, President of the university, stressed that “the national mission of the university requires that students according to their specializations participate in the efforts to contain Coronavirus under their professors’ supervision and it shall continue to provide the necessary expertise and specializations”.

The President also held a meeting with the medical and health affairs committee to follow up the preventive measures from infectious diseases. The meeting discussed measures implemented at the university buildings. The committee also agreed to raise awareness among all students, professors and employees in all university campuses and follow up all the issues that requires public protection from all viruses especially corona virus.

In this framework, sterilization teams continue their efforts on various campuses and university buildings. As well, the students of medicine and health sciences began to communicate directly with all students to raise their awareness about prevention and distribute publications.

The Faculty of Health Sciences at Beirut Arab University – Tripoli Campus organized a public awareness seminar about “Viruses of the Era”. It consisted of four lectures delivered by Dr. Hassan Mallat “Specialist in Bacterial and Infectious Diseases”, Dr. Mona Youssef “Specialist in Bacterial and Infectious Diseases”, Dr. Sara Mina “Assistant Professor in Microbiology and Immunology” at the Faculty of Health Sciences, Dr. Rosie Metri “Assistant Professor in Nutrition and Dietetics” at the Faculty of Health Sciences in the presence of doctors and students.

The Dean of Faculty of Medicine Professor Naglaa Mashaal hosted Dr. Mahmoud Hassoun, Chest Diseases and Intensive Care Specialist at Rafik Hariri Governmental Hospital for a lecture about “Coronavirus”. He pointed that this virus is from the historically present virus family and it is called corona because its shape under the electronic microscope is similar to the crown. It comes from the animals but bats are the most important incubator for this virus. He also talked about the symptoms of this disease, the most vulnerable people, death toll, and the countries that the virus is spread in according to the World Health Organization.

Dr. Hassoun advised the necessity of protection from infection transmission stressing the importance to abide by the preventive measures to reduce the disease outbreak. The most important measures are washing hands with soap and water for 20 seconds, cover the mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing, consult a doctor at the appearance of the main symptoms of the disease, such as coughing, sneezing, fever, shortness of breath in addition to staying at home to avoid transmitting the infection to others.

Dr. Hassoun concluded his awareness lecture that there is no need to panic. We must be careful but not worried because despite the rapid spread of the virus, the death toll is still relatively low.

Volunteers from the Faculty of Architecture - Design and Built Environment at BAU supporting NUSANED

In response to the Beirut explosion, the BAU community was mobilized to help NUSANED in conducting value-based needs assessment of the affected areas.

Four volunteers from the Faculty of Architecture – Design and Built Environment have been involved for the past week gathering data and supervising repair works.

NUSANED is a humanitarian, community-based and volunteer organization, supporting communities based on a non-biased and egalitarian process.

BAU Nursing Students Volunteer in The National Vaccination Campaign for COVID-19 Pandemic

In line with the mission of Beirut Arab University to serve the Lebanese Community, and based on its partnership with the health sector in Lebanon, the Nursing students at the Faculty of Health Sciences- Tripoli Branch are participating in the National COVID-19 Pandemic Vaccination Program organized by the Ministry of Public Health. Students volunteered to assist the Medical Team at providing the vaccinations at Albert Haykel Hospital; which was approved by the Ministry of Public Health as a vaccination center in North Lebanon.

The team includes a group of administrators, clinicians and nurses assigned to follow up the vaccinated individuals during and after their vaccination process. However, this students’ commitment represents one of several activities organized by the Faculty of Health Sciences since the beginning of COVID - 19 pandemic, in order to raise the awareness about the disease and assist the nursing staff, especially during the peak of the deficiency of nurses.

Furthermore, the students of the Faculty are spreading massive awareness campaigns towards the importance of vaccination, in order to encourage the citizens, for achieving the required community immunization in a short period of time.

What is worth to be noted that the students of the Nursing Department will be endorsing their voluntary support action throughout all The National Vaccination Campaign period in Lebanon.

LRCYD – BAU Club 2015-16 Adha Kermesse

The Lebanese Red Cross Youth Department, Beirut Arab University Club, as part of the Activities Department of beirut, participated in a kermesse on the occasion of Eid al-Adha in a school complex in Chhim on Saturday 26/09/2015. The activity targeted a large number of Syrian children refugees from different regions and features several activities and fun games.

LRCYD – BAU Club 2015-16 First Aid Training

The Lebanese Red Cross Youth Department, Beirut Arab University, as part of the university’s Activities Department, in cooperation with the Red Cross’s Emergency section, organized a first aid training for members of the club on Saturday 15/08/2015 in the university campus in Beirut. Through this training the members acquired the basic skills in rescuing the injured as well as the ability to deal with various difficult situations.

LRCYD – BAU Club 2015-16 Peace Festival

The Lebanese Red Cross Youth Department, Beirut Arab University, as part of the university’s Activities Department, participated in the annual Peace Festival, organized by the Lebanese Red Cross management on 28/8/2015 in Hamra Street. The Lebanese Red Cross cooperated with Vestige D’Orient Foundation under the supervision of artist Bernard Renno and the participation of more than a dozen painters, dispersed along Hamra Street and engaged in drawing live paintings inspired by peace, Lebanon, and the environment. the live symposium was met with a great presence of passers-by who stopped to admire the paintings and take photographs. The festival continued on Sunday 30/8/2015, in its Sports Zone in Afif El Tibeh Street, under the sponsorship of the Beirut Arab University. More than 15 celebrities from different fields showed up to participate in the friendly street football match. The festival included two live performances from local bands and interviews with celebrities conducted by LBCI.