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May 07, 2024

Supporting Lebanon's youth and future with the Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth and the APJ

Youth represents the future of Lebanon. They carry the hopes and aspirations of our country towards a better future.


It was with deep conviction that Philippe Jabre, guest of honor and ambassador of the Université Saint-Joseph de Beyrouth (USJ), attended the USJ alumni dinner on April 5, 2024 in Paris.


The aim of the event is to raise funds to help young people continue their studies. Proudly wearing the colors of his beloved alma mater, Philippe Jabre gave a hopeful speech on the importance of maintaining academic excellence. The Philippe Jabre Association has been supporting education and health in Lebanon for over 20 years. Thanks to its continued commitment, more than 3,000 students benefit from financial support every year, including over 900 currently enrolled at USJ.


Today, the USJ is a leading educational institution in Lebanon, forming the bright minds who will shape Lebanon's future. APJ is proud to contribute to the mission and development of the university.


YouTube Link to Philippe Jabre's speech

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Mar 08, 2024

A closer look at: arcenciel

In this short video we take a closer at the Lebanese NGO arcenciel, what they do and whom they help.

Since it was created in 1985, arcenciel’s mission in Lebanon has been to promote diversity, integration and development through 5 core programs that cover: Agriculture & Environment, Mobility & Health, Responsible Tourism, Youth Empowerment, and Social Support.

With the APJ’s support, in 2021 arcenciel helped 769 students go to school, versus 300-400 students in 2019-2020. This has been due to a dramatic growth in demand for financial aid as the Lebanese people face increasing challenges.

In 2020, we spoke with arcenciel’s director general, Robin Richa, about their work as well as his hopes for the future. You can read his interview here.

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Jul 11, 2023

I hope to show others that they shouldn’t give up on Lebanon

This FT article and interview with Philippe Jabre has focused on his investment in Brasserie Almaza, as well as his perspective on Lebanon’s future.

“This is not Lebanon’s first crisis, and it’s not even its worst. I hope to show others that they shouldn’t give up on Lebanon, that despite the difficulties, we should keep investing in our country,” he said. In 2021, Philippe Jabre acquired majority ownership of Almaza, making him the third generation owner and manager of the Brasserie Almaza that was created by his grandfather, Michel Jabre, 90 years ago.

Today, business at the brewery is more stable than a year ago, and exports currently make up a quarter of its production, a number that Philippe Jabre hopes will reach 40 per cent soon.

The FT interview can be read here: Philippe Jabre’s taste for an unexpected second act
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