Common Effort is a non-governmental organization that aims to create permanent dialogue between young people and overcome the contemporary obstacles among Lebanese youth. Common Effort was founded by a handful of Lebanese youth who has a deep and clear determination in making a change. They had a dream of a unified, stable and prosperous country away from divisions and conflicts and they wanted the return of Beirut as a cultural and legislative center as well as a model for freedom and respect for human rights. All this is possible, the efforts of today’s young people altogether will erase yesterday’s bad remnants and ensure a better future. The Organization’s staff pledges to achieve all the above-mentioned objectives.
Common Effort’s main objectives are: – Promoting dialogue and conflict resolution between youth – Increasing awareness on human rights issues among youth – Cultivating a culture of mutual patriotism founded on solid basis of dialogue, democracy, freedom, equality and respect – Launching plans and activities that empower the role of youth in the public life of their country and fight corruption. – Enlightening youth about the diversity in their country and the importance of accepting “The Other” regardless of his/her religious and political background.