GREEN HOME COMMISSION
Integrated Rural Development Plan of 72 Municipalities
Starting 2018: Authentic Aley envisions a thriving Aley district with a strong economy built on agriculture, tourism, and Aley’s unique environment. The mission of Authentic Aley is to develop and implement a coordinated and comprehensive strategy to preserve, protect and promote the cultural heritage, natural resources and economic development of Aley District in Mt. Lebanon.
Working in partnership with the municipalities that comprise the Aley District, concerned governmental bodies and local business community, Authentic Aley will develop and promote authentic, affordable experiences for existing and potential local travelers which will educate people about all this region has to offer.
Partners: Municipalities of Aley District, MOT, MOE, USAID through Land O’ Lake.
25 families trained, more than 60,000 guests served
Started 2006: Provide authentic catering for events. This involves training women from underprivileged families on hygienic procedures and professional applications, while providing them with high standard utensils to produce best quality of authentic food. Also, local ingredients and natural products obtained from local farmers are used in the preparation of food, Partners: Lions Club, Shouf Biosphere Reserve,
Authentic Green Home exhibitions
Authentic Herbal Recipes
More than 150 Exhibitions, more than 1500 Beneficiaries
Started 2007: Providing a platform to learn sales skills and exchange expertise between craftsmen and producers. We provide capacity building for the design aspect of products. The exhibitions are sponsored by partners, which allows the participants to pay affordable fee to join. Tailored events are executed at different venues, while we also facilitate and coordinate the participation in other events and exhibits; like The Garden Show where Authentic Green Home Village has been a constant presence for 7 years. Through binding the training with the actual participation, producers are able to execute their own events too.
Partners: Municipalities, Ministry of Social Affairs, Hospitality Services, Afkart, UNIDO, UNHCR.