Aug. 29, 2012
Fred Farra-USA, Ron Farra-RCBCedars & Camille Hajj-municipality board member
-- The 40 ft container of around 40,000 books offered by Rotary Club Beirut Cedars (through the Second Wind Foundation, Rotary Club Kingwood Texas, USA) has landed in Mansourieh, Metn.
The board of the Municipality Mansourieh - Mkalles - Daychounieh is aiming to have a university team go through the books received to tag them for proper classification in the Public Library.
In the meantime, Rotary Club Beirut Cedars is studying the possibility of having university students study the set up of an olive museum within the container (in which the books were brought in). Mansourieh township is famous for its olives and its olive oil refineries.
Embarking on its third year since its inception, Rotary Club Beirut Cedars has become an example to the remaining clubs in terms of project funding and execution exceeding half a million dollars. The projects included the installation water filtration systems in public and private schools, the creation of awareness against drugs, and other educational projects.