About Us

Organization Name in Arabic:
اليد الخضراء
Organization Name in English:
GREEN HAND
Acronym:
GHO
NGO Type:
National Lebanese NGO
Date of Founding:
2001
Registration Number:
130/AD in 3 September 2003
Area Covered:
Green Hand activities cover all Lebanon.
GHO mission statement:
Our Mission is to promote Good Citizenship, Cultural understanding, Social Awareness at all levels, and Sustain Biodiversity & Healthy Ecological Systems and Nature enjoyment.
GHO slogan:
"A Green Hand for all Lebanon"
GHO Objectives:
  • Raising awareness in all environmental, cultural and social issues.
  • Empowering youth and women socially and economically.
  • Creating networks between all community sectors.
  • Capacity building in community development.
  • Conserving and promoting Lebanese patrimony.
GHO committees:
Green Hand implements its projects and programs through six committees
Partners and Donors:
  • AMIDEAST/Lebanon.
  • World Health Organization.
  • World Safety Organization.
  • Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA - LEBANON)
  • United Nations Development Program - Global Environmental Facility - Small Grants Program.
  • Slow Food International.
  • AUL University.
  • Ministry of Social Affairs.
  • FINI.
  • Jinishian Memorial Program.
  • United States Agency for International Development (USAID)
Green Hand collaborations:
  • Municipalities, more than 100 municipalities all over Lebanon.
  • Cedars - Operation Big Blue.
  • Handicap International.
  • Mouvement Social.
  • Mouvement de la Jeunesse Orthodoxe.
  • Rotary clubs.
  • LIONS clubs.
  • Kafa.
  • Soins Infirmiers et Developement Communautaire SIDC.
GHO Funding Resources:
  • International Organizations
  • International NGOs
  • International Donors
  • Governmental institutions
GHO categories of beneficiaries:
  • Farmers
  • Agricultures
  • Municipalities
  • Children and teenagers
  • Youth
  • Women
  • War affected people
  • Displaced people
  • Refugees
  • Migrants
  • Prisoners
  • Local community members
  • Drug addicts
  • Illiterates
  • Elderly people
  • Persons with special needs
  • Artisans
  • Underprivileged families
GHO Fields of Intervention:
  • Agriculture
    • Capacity Building
      Community Based Programs
      Distribution of fertilizers
      Distribution of plants
      Awareness campaigns
      Distribution of agricultural tools
      Supporting agricultural cooperatives
      Plants nursery
      Plants Museum & Herbarium
      Organic agriculture
  • Economical development
    • Income generating activities
      Vocational Training
      Local development
      Education/Animation/Training
      Capacity Building Programs
      Children/Adolescents Programs
      Educational Programs
      Training of trainers
      Recreational activities
      Trainings
  • Health
    • Health Education
  • Social activities
    • Advocacy Programs
      Awareness Campaigns
      Empowerment
      Trips
      Conferences
      Citizenship
  • Protection
    • Child Protection
      Human Rights
      Mine Risk Education
      Mines/UXO clearing
      Women protection
      Public safety
  • Environment/ Patrimony
    • Rural Development
      Handcrafts and Patrimonial works of art
      Cultural activities
      Artistic activities
      Waste management
      Awareness campaigns
      Capacity Building
      Ecotourism
      Cleaning Up campaigns
      Recycling
      Artistic recycling (paper, wheels, wood...)