LEBolution

What is LEBolution?

Born from an idea during a 2013 WLCU Youth conference in Lebanon and first materialized in the summer of 2015, LEBolution is a world gathering of the Lebanese diaspora’s youth. For over a week LEBolutioners connect with their motherland through a “tabbouleh” of cultural, touristic, social and humanitarian activities around the entire country in the company of Lebanese descendants from all over the world!

What do we do in LEBolution?

Exploring Lebanon is a key aspect of LEBolution, so with strong support from Lebanese Ministries and Municipalities as well as public and private collaborators, LEBolutioners have travelled all around Lebanon. Together we have visited the must-see locations (the ruins of Baalbek, millenary Byblos, beautiful Beiteddine, Jeita Grotto, the iconic Cedar Reserves, Raouche, Harissa, Downtown Beirut, Saida, Tyre, …), and have also done some local tourism (the beautiful traditional village of Douma, pottery workshops in Rashaya El Foukhar, moonlit walks in Dhour Shweir, festival in Tartij and Faqra, …).

As a cultural “current events” aspect of the program, we have engaged in discussions on the state of the country with government, political and religious authorities, visited the Lebanese Parliament, the Grand Serail and the Central Bank, and learned about and participated in activities with the Lebanese Armed Forces. We also participated in international symposia at LAU with renowned panelists, and held our own WLCU Youth Congresses during every edition.

Of course, we take the opportunity to have fun and also give back to our motherland. We have traditionally held blood donation campaigns, a symbolic Day of Peace and integration activities with children of the martyrs of the Lebanese Army. All this mixed with dabkeh workshops, beach parties, delicious Lebanese meals, a cultural exchange closing dinner, and amazing new friendships to close off a unique experience visiting home!

Here’s what our participants shared about their experiences in the program!

Keep up with all the latest LEBolution news below!

LEBolution 2019 Aftermovie!

Check out the amazing LEBolution 2019 aftermovie! A special thank you to Tony Sader for filming and producing this video, filled with great LEBolution memories! Lebolution 2019 aftermovie EN: Missing the motherland? This amazing LEBolution 2019 aftermovie will take you back 💭🇱🇧 Filmed and Produced by Tony Sader, a youth participant from last year’s trip, this video showcases the 12 ...

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LEBolution Testimonials

We’ve told you LEBolution is a great program, thought you might like to see what our participants had to say for themselves! Ya mencionamos que LEBolution es un gran programa, pensamos que te gustaría leer lo que nuestros participantes tienen que decir! LEB2019 – Yusif Kahwaji (25), Mexico City, Mexico My grandfather once told me I should have a house ...

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Lebolution 2019 Recap

Between July 21st and August 1st, 2019, Lebanon saw yet another wave of WLCU Youth (WLCUY) tour the country for the third version of LEBolution, the WLCUY’s World Conference! Put together by the WLCUY Board and the WLCU World Secretary General, LEBolution 2019 brought together 191 participants from 17 different countries, ready to explore and discover the beauty of the ...

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World Youth Congress Day

During World Lebanese Cultural Union Congress Day we were welcomed by Lebanese American University (LAU) Byblos campus and started the day with the Contemporary Lebanon: Challenges and Opportunities panel organized by CELIBAL (Latin American Centre for Lebanese Studies) with the participation of various Lebanese thought leaders. After a Q&A session, LAU explained all the opportunities they offer for international students ...

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LEBolution 2019: Here We Come!

ENGLISH VERSION During the month of June, a delegation of the WLCU comprised of World Secretary General, Mr. Roger Hani, WLCU Youth President, Mr. Sergio de los Ríos Feghali, and WLCU Youth Secretary General, Ms. Christina Salamy, visited Lebanon with the objective of finalizing details for the LEBolution 2019. The third edition of LEBolution, the WLCU Youth’s World Conference, will ...

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LEBolution 2019 Application Process!

Basic Information Program Dates: July 21st – August 1st, 2019 Accreditation Cost: 600 USD Application Requirements Lebanese citizen or Lebanese descendant Currently residing outside Lebanon Between 18 – 30 years old   Application Process Application Form! Want to join us in LEBolution 2019? Fill out the application form below!   Application Form: Here!     FAQ What is included in the ...

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LEBolution 2017 official video

EN: At july, 21 2017,  200 youth of Lebanese descent from 17 different countries went to Lebanon for Lebolution. Today we share the official video of the trip! Enjoy! — ES: En 21 de julio de 2017, 200 jóvenes descendientes de libaneses de 17 países diferentes asistieron al Líbano para participar de Lebolution. ¡Este es el vídeo oficial del viaje! ...

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LEBolution 2017 – WLCU committee visit authorities in Lebanon to coordinate WLCU summer youth trip

For the past two weeks, a committee formed by the World Secretary General, Mr. Wissam Azzi, Youth Council President, Claude Geaitani and Youth Secretary General Sergio de los Rios Feghali visited Lebanon to coordinate LEBolution 2017, the World Youth Encounter organized by the World Lebanese Cultural Union that will take place in Lebanon from July 21st to July 31st, 2017. ...

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LEBolution 2015 Official Video!

EN: From July 20th to July 30th, 2015, the first edition of LEBolution was carried out in Lebanon! 186 youth of Lebanese descent came together for 10 days to engage in this unique experience!   Click HERE to see the official LEBolution 2015 video on our Facebook page! — ESP: Entre julio 20-30 del 2015 se llevó a cabo la ...

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