Founded in Lebanon on September 2013, Min ila is a civil, independent and non-governmental organization that is determined to bring a positive change to the society through citizenship education.
We envision a society with active, empowered and alerted citizens capable of creating a social change.
Our mission is to empower citizens – especially the youth and marginalized – by fostering citizenship education, promoting a culture of social responsibility and nurturing an engagement to the nation.
Our main objective is to develop innovative content, tools and methodology for citizenship education through formal and non-formal education. We strive to build the concept of a “democratic citizenship” that is centered on the ideals of social justice, human rights, democracy, gender equality, accountability, transparency, solidarity, and civics. We are highly dedicated to raising awareness on political, economical, environmental, and social issues in order for citizens – especially the youth – to become responsible and engaged with the nation.
Our passion is revolved around the innovation of citizenship education and its learning processes. Our three programs – Formal and Non-Formal Education and an Employability and Vocational Program - are revolved around teaching our students a wide array of skills. Citizenship Education is a dedication that aims to teaching new skills, knowledge, and attitudes that are required to be an active, democratic, responsible and critical citizen. This is where we teach them how to tackle the formal and non-formal education sector through various different projects.
Min ila is proudly governed by a Board of Directors that is elected every two years by our General Assembly. The rest of the team consists of our dedicated interns that always have an important role to play in the development of our organization. Supported by generous people who have become our partners, the team is the backbone of the organization that keeps us striving for more.
About Tala Khlat
Tala Khlat began her journey by setting out to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the American University of Beirut. To further her passion in the field of social work, she went on to receive a Master’s of Arts in Social Work with an emphasis on Social Policy from the Saint Joseph University. Being involved in the non-governmental sector for more than ten years, she continued to expand her knowledge in fields such as education, social protection, drug awareness and youth integration. She also worked with several international development organizations in projects that involve topics from civic education in formal and non-formal educational practices. Not only did this lead her to be a founder of Min ila, but her passion didn’t stop there. She continued on and gained a diploma in Social Entrepreneurship from the Lebanese School of Social Work at the Saint Joseph University to fully expand her skills and truly benefit the purpose of Min ila.
About Dr. Bachir Osmat
As the advisor for Social Policies to the Minister of Social Affairs and to the National Poverty Targeting Program, Bachir Osmat is a dedicated leader with a PhD in Sociology. His skills had lead him to become a professor at the Lebanese University to pass on his knowledge to the new generations. With another PhD in Contemporary Social History from the Sorbonne University in Paris, he constantly put his leadership skills to good use with more than 30 years of experience in Local Development. He also served as a team leader in the GOPA institute for the elaboration of the Strategic Plan for the Union of Municipalities.
About Joy Abi Habib
Currently holding several positions to draw on her expertise, Joy Abi Habib has spend 3 year as a psychologist on the field and is currently the External Program Coordinator for the Resilience Program in Himaya, a local Child Protection Organisation. Joy also went on to teach Developmental Psychology at the Lebanese School of Social Work at the Saint Joseph University . With a background in Psychology from the Université Paris Descartes, she also graduated with a Master’s degree in Social Psychology. Joy also holds a diploma in Social Entrepreneurship from the Lebanese School of Social Work at the Saint Joseph University.
About Pr. Salim Daccache
Being fully immersed in the field of education for over 35 years, Salim Daccache has been the Rector of the College Notre Dame de Jamhour for over 18 years. In 2012, he was even selected as the Rector of the Saint Joseph University. He is constantly active in several cultural and religious dialogues across the region with the title "Pluralisme, citoyenneté et vivre-ensemble: le salut vient-il de l'école?" in one of his principal works.
About Sima Antabli
With over eleven years of experience in volunteering with various NGOs and INGOs, Sima Antabli currently works as the Prevention Program Manager at Himaya, a Lebanese NGO that aims to fight child abuse in all its forms such as physical, psychological, sexual, and neglect. Through awareness activities, Himaya teaches parents, schools, and children how to prevent abuse and offer guidance to children on how to defend themselves. With a Master’s degree in Social Work specialized in working with the youth and civic engagement from the Saint Joseph University, Sima has many professional experiences which include several other programs related to the development of the youth. Since 2011, she is also a member and focal point in charge of the Youth Peer Education Network.
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