arcenciel is a non-profit, apolitical and non-confessional association that was established in 1985.
At that time, arcenciel decided to work differently by creating a structure that serves all without discrimination, opposing the status quo of segregation.
For this reason, the name arcenciel was chosen; it represents the whole color spectrum, and appears equally to all. arcenciel thus works with and for all people facing difficulties, without discrimination based on age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, culture, socio-economic status, race or nationality.
On November 18, 1995, the organization was recognized as a public utility by presidential decree N. 7541.
arcenciel conducts its operations through 8 programs (mobility, employment, social, youth, health, environment, tourism and agriculture) in 13 centers across Lebanon.
arcenciel’s mission is to participate in the sustainable development of society by supporting vulnerable individuals and integrating marginalized communities.
arcenciel is an equal opportunities association, we put in place a system which derives its strength from people’s weaknesses