The Al-Kafaàt Foundation is a Lebanese development and non-governmental organization governed by a board of trustees and acknowledged by law as an “Institution of Public Welfare”.

Founded in 1957, the foundation delivers its services today to a daily population of 4,500 beneficiaries in 7 different centers, with a working team of 820 employees.

Al-Kafaŕt (Abilities in Arabic) is a founding member of the World Commission on Vocational Rehabilitation (1963), a member of the International Cerebral Palsy Society (1979), a member of Inclusion International (1981), a recipient of The Rehabilitation International Presidential Award (1984), and a three time recipient of the Lebanese Order of Cedars (Knight in 1972, Officer in 1997, and Commander in 2007).
A new Masters Degree at AKU

The Education Department at AKU is now offering a Masters Degree in Management of Social Institutions. This unique Masters degree in Lebanon gives special educators the opportunity to specialize in social governance and the management of nonprofit groups and organizations. For more details

Congrats to Christiane Hilane,
Miss AKU 2012


Christiane is a first year student in Business Management. She is 20 years old, and is a big fan of Fairuz.

Congratulations Christiane!

205 new university graduates from AKU

The graduation ceremony honored HE Minister Wael Abou Faour and Mr. Robert Debbas. Dr. Sally Crimmins-Villela, Vice-Chancellor of the State University of New York SUNY gave the keynote address. The Beirut Symphony Orchestra accompanied the Ceremony, and our 205 graduates celebrated their success with their loved ones with great fireworks. Mabrouk!

406 new graduates empower our labor force!

In the presence of Mr. Pierre David representing the SEPR, our partner in technical training, ITK released to the local and regional world of labor 406 new graduates who specialized in the various industrial, commercial and artistic fields. Producer and writer Mr. Abido Bacha was the guest of honor. Mabrouk!

Nadim – Un Liban généreux is a book written by Raif Shwayri, the Director General of the Al-Kafaàt Foundation. The book is about two men, Charlie and Mr. Nadim, one Palestinian and another Lebanese who will cross paths in the midst of a tormented Middle-East…. A novel that details the history of the Al-Kafaàt Foundation as experienced by real characters, with the history of Lebanon and the Middle-East in the background.

Nadim – Un Liban généreux
Written in French.
Published by Les 2 Encres (Paris).
367 pages.
Available in all local bookstores.
Email: fondation@al-kafaat.org


The Lebanese culinary encyclopedia, internationally awarded by the Gourmand Cointreau Awards (2003), written by Chef Ramzi Choueiri, the renowned Lebanese Chef. Described as the Paul Bocuse of Lebanon by the international press (New York Times, Herald Tribune, and CNN), Chef Ramzi Choueiri is also the Director General of the Al-Kafaàt Catering School.

LEBANON
Written in French and English.
Published by Chef Ramzi.
528 pages.
Available in local and international bookstores.
Email: chefRamzi@chefRamzi.com.lb


Released in two volumes, the first in 1982 and the second in 1997, this double-book written by the Founder of Al-Kafaàt, Nadim Shwayri factually describes how the Foundation came to be. It received the Michel Berty Award in 1982.

KOULLOUNA MOUAKOUN
Written in Arabic.
Published by Le Cénacle Libanais.
Volume I: 465 pages
Volume II: 388 pages
Available only at Al-Kafaàt.
Email: fondation@al-kafaat.org


The Spiritual Mission of the founder of Al-Kafaàt, Nadim Shwayri, as described in his most personal book, released in 1997.

KANISSAT AL INSSAN
Written in Arabic.
Published by Le Cénacle Libanais.
175 pages.
Available only at Al-Kafaàt.
Email: fondation@al-kafaat.org
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