GYMBO Dunkers Team were invited by the Lebanese Red Cross – Youth Dept. to take part in the latter’s Peace Festival 2012, which was held from 24-26 August 2012 in Beirut’s Martyr’s Square, UNESCO Palace and the AUB Sports Court.

The 3-day festival witnessed various activities all aimed at achieving a peace-living non-aggressive society. The opening ceremony was held on Friday 24th August at the Martyr’s Square and under the patronage of the first lady of Lebanon Mrs. Wafaa Sleiman.

Famous Lebanese singers, musicians, artists, sportsmen and women gathered to spread the message of peace in their own way through art exhibitions, live stage performances and all-star Basketball games. The Red Cross also held several workshops entitled “Youth as agents for Behavioral Change” to demonstrate the role of the youth in bringing change to the society.

The GYMBO Dunkers Team put together yet another spectacular show on Sunday 26th August - the last day of the festival to conclude the festivities of this successful initiative, which will now become an annual event. GYMBO also received a certificate of appreciation from the Red Cross for taking part in this important initiative.

Ghassan Majed, General Manager of GYMBO, commented: “As part of GYMBO’s commitment to the local Lebanese community, we are delighted to be part of this great initiative organized by the Youth department of the Lebanese Red Cross, which upholds a very noble cause. Such activities are very important to us at GYMBO as they go hand in hand with our mission and vision and what we are trying to achieve. We were delighted with the welcome we received and the feedback of our participation and would like to thank the Lebanese Red Cross for inviting us to be part of it and their efforts in making this event a sounding success.

“This is not the first event that we have held with the Lebanese Red Cross. Not so long ago, we have invited them to participate in a safety workshop for our staff at our Club. We see our relationship more of a partnership and we will surely be working hand in hand for future events,” concluded Mr. Majed.

The event also witnessed a “Candles March” from three different starting points and ended with forming the word ‘Peace’ and the Red Cross logo with candlelights.

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