The International Center for Human Sciences (CISH) – UNESCO in Byblos celebrated the world music day on Sunday June 21, 2020. With her magical voice, Christine Abou Zeid performed at the CISH premises, a monumental building on the Phoenician wall in the old city, accompanying the people walking and passing by the Byblos street.
Being convinced that our concern to survive does not surpass our concern to preserve our humanity, the International Center for Human Sciences – UNESCO, Byblos organized on Thursday June 11 a seminar on online learning (Implications and solutions) at CISH, at the entrance to the old city, with the participation of the Director General of the Ministry of Education, Mr. Fadi Yarak and more than 15 public and private schools, both religious and secular.
The International Centre for Human Sciences – UNESCO, Byblos in partnership with Hanns Seidel Foundation, has organized on the occasion of the International Women’s Day, informative and training sessions about “Key to Continued Success for Women: Lifelong Learning” and “Parents and Social Media” and a panel discussion on “Generation Equality: Realizing Women’s Rights”
Within the framework of the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the International Center for Human Sciences – UNESCO Byblos (CISH) and the Lebanese American University (LAU), 25 students of various nationalities who follow the cultural exchange program between LAU and several universities around the world (ESSCA-Sciences PO, DJMX …) and from various specializations, visited CISH on Thursday January 26 2020, to familiarize themselves with the center, its activities and the possibility of future academic cooperation.
The International Center for Human Sciences was pleased to participate in the International Mother Language day Roundtable Discussion organized by SINARC in LAU Beirut on the 21st of February 2020.
Topics such as the question of modern standard arabic and Levantine dialect, mother tongue for bilingual people, expatriates and languages and the effects of Migration on the Mother tongue were all discussed.
CISH director Dr. Darina Saliba Abi Chedid has opened the event and stressed on the importance of promoting multilingual education in children and young people, reminding that UNESCO recognized February 21 in a resolution as International Mother Language Day and that it is our duty to preserve our mother tongue and transmit it to our children. She concluded by repeating with the UN “when languages fade, so does the world’s rich tapestry of cultural diversity (…) Traditions, memory”.
From the sweetest hearts and the smallest hands, we learn our biggest lessons. Here is a message of Hope from CISH and the Birds Nest Orphanage, to all the children and to the Lebanese population. Merry and forever-hopeful Christmas!
L’UNICEF FÊTE LES 30 ANS DE LA
CONVENTION INTERNATIONALE DES DROITS DE L’ENFANT
The phoenix rises once again. It directs its wings towards Poitiers in France, where the International Center for Human Sciences (CISH) represented by its Director, Dr. Darina Saliba Abi Chedid participated in the 30th anniversary of UNICEF’s International Convention on children’s rights, “Childrens’ Rights: Progress and challenges for tomorrow”.
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