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"The CCECS at AUB presents its first community award to Bishop Gregoire Haddad, as recognition for pioneering volunteerism and civic engagement in Lebanon and for his lifetime devotion to serving Lebanese civic society," Dorman said as he handed the honorary plaque to Haddad.
Two months into the project, Fatme Masalkhi and Nagat Nazzal, who are both visually impaired, were received by the CCECS and the Office of Development.
Mounir Mabsout, director of the Center for Civic Engagement and Community Service (CCECS), represented AUB in his introductory speech.Fadia Homaidan, director of the Office of Grants and Contracts (OGC) at AUB, was approached by Mercy Corps and YAB in May 2009 and asked whether AUB would train two interns.
AUB's Center for Civic Engagement and Community Service (CCECS), in partnership with the department of Computer and Networking Services (CNS), decided to launch the "recycling" project after realizing that although a number of AUB computers were too outdated for university purposes, they could still satisfy the needs of other users, says Rim Kadi, CNS assistant director for Customer Relations and User Support.
They also install software through Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher, provided by Microsoft for a nominal fee for refurbished computers destined for community use, says CCECS director Mounir Mabsout.
In the absence of national legislation to govern the disposal of things like television sets, computers and telephones, the role of CCECS and CNS becomes all the more important.
The quotes had already been submitted a few weeks before by the students themselves following a call for proposals by the Neighborhood Initiative and the Center for Civic Engagement and Community Service (CCECS) who co-organized the activity.
On Friday, a workshop was organized in the office of the CCECS to finalize the quote designs and make sure everything was ready for Saturday.
Nadim Mohsen, a volunteer with CCECS, found that free painting without a unified background color would have been more interesting.
Students like Abu Jaoudeh are the main targets of CCECS. In fact, the center, which was established in 2007, aims to promote a sense of civic engagement among AUBites and spread a culture of giving back through community service activities.
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