Ambassador Shea inaugurates Pop Up Space Training Program in Saida

Note: Please find a video of the remarks on https://youtu.be/sXHDHv2YHG8. End Note

On October 22, Ambassador Dorothy C. Shea attended the inauguration of the Pop-Up Spaces program in Saida. This one year-long program, which is implemented by Tatweer Baladna, will empower youth and young professionals in South Lebanon, North Lebanon, and the Bekaa through civic education and social entrepreneurship training and hands-on activities.

During the event, Ambassador Shea remarked: “Pop-Up American spaces demonstrate to our friends, the Lebanese people, that wherever you are in this time of great economic difficulty, we’re not going to let that stop us from popping up and meeting you where you are.”

She continued saying, “Let’s look at this as one step in the long continuum of our engagement and our partnership with you.”

And “To the youth who will be participating in the training programs and the activities that we will foster through this Pop-Up, I thank you for your commitment and for your engagement, and I’m excited to see what you guys are going to do with the skills that you further develop through this program.”