Rafik Hariri philanthropic and developmental contributions are countless. The most remarkable being the multifaceted support to educate more than 36,000 Lebanese university students within Lebanon, and beyond.
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Academic & Cultural Activities
Rafic Hariri Foundation has always been by the side of dedicated renowned and academic cultural and scientific establishments, in order to support their endeavors specially in organizing seminars, lectures, exhibitions, etc. being an expression of RHF interest in cooperation with a wide circle of the civil society actors and stakeholders , and being a way to create awareness regarding the latest cultural and intellectual developments.
Cooperation with the library of Alexandria
Rafik Hariri foundation participated in the preparation of the file “Directory of Higher Education in the Arab Region”, with the objective to make it accessible to all with the help of the Library of Alexandria (read more)
Sidon Athletic Complex
It was established in 1989 in Al-Kayyaa - Sidon - on an area of 6,500 square meters. Its facilities comprise tennis courts, a ping-pong hall, a football field, showers and dressing rooms. This complex takes part in tournaments held yearly for Arab leagues as well as for local and school teams. It organizes and implements the plans for the ?Independence Round" and those of Husam Eddin Hariri. Most significant is its concern for preparing and training the young generation in sports programs to become healthy adults.
Relations with International Organizations
Among other accomplishments in preserving the Lebanese heritage.
- Signing a: "Declaration of Intentions” with UNESCO at the time when Mr. Frederico Mayor visited Sidon on July 24, 1995 to restore the Temple of Ashmoun and Old Sidon.
- Signing In February 1997, a cooperative project with the British Organization of Heritage headed by Crown Prince Charles. Crown prince sent a British team specialized in maintaining remains, antiquities and old buildings to oversee restoration activities that were going on in Beirut and Sidon. Later, the team made recommendations that would help keep the historical image of both cities.
- Participating in the discussions which centered on how to plan and organize the sea-front of Sidon and to keep intact the characteristics of its heritage which exists to serve man rather than the other way around.
The Arab Book Exhibition
Hariri Foundation in cooperation with the Arab Cultural Club in Beirut, organized such an exhibition in order to extend the chance to the Lebanese, particularly the Southerners, to keep in touch with what is new. For example, in 1996, ninety-nine publishing companies exhibited around 35,861 books. Hariri Foundation, as a result, honored many writers and poets on account of the tremendous impact they left on the lives of their readers.