Mentor International has a deep and strong commitment to supporting youth in many countries. One of our most established member organizations, Mentor Arabia, runs programs throughout the Arab Region from its base in Beirut, Lebanon.
Mentor International was selected as a Laureate in 2019 “International Contribution to Arab Society Award” category by Takreem Foundation‘s Jury Board for playing a key role in inspiring present and future generations of Arab youth. “It is a great honor to accept this award. We believe the Arab world, in spite of many challenges, remains a place of initiatives, creativity, positive thinking, and entrepreneurship. This is important to convey to youth,” says Yvonne Thunell, Chairman of Mentor International / Mentor Foundation.
Initially scheduled for November 2019 and postponed several times due to an unrelentless series of crises that have shaken Lebanon since last October, the ceremony was filmed in-studio and aired on LBCI (Lebanese Broadcasting Corporation International) on November 29th, 2020. Mentor International, together with other laureates and community members from all around the world, took part virtually in the ceremony adjusted for the pandemic. A special documentary was also produced for the occasion in celebration of Takreem’s 10th anniversary.
About Takreem Foundation
Takreem was established in 2009 with the aim of honoring Arab accomplishments. Since its inception, the Foundation has honored and recognized laureates from most every Arab country. It aims to build bridges between North Africa, the Middle East, the Gulf acting as a gateway for the region’s cultural, educational, scientific, environmental, humanitarian, social and economic excellence.
About Mentor International
Established in 1994 by H.M. Queen Silvia of Sweden in collaboration with members of the World Health Organization, Mentor International is the leading global federation of non-profit organizations working to develop youth development programs that support drug prevention. Mentor has spent over 25 years working persistently to help improve conditions for young people, inspire them to fulfil their potential and look to the future with hope. We have developed active partnerships with international agencies, governments, other NGOs, and the corporate sector to fulfil our vision. Nearly 100 Mentor initiatives have aided prevention activities in over 80 countries. The focus is to empower youth to make healthy decisions and live drug-free.