Ashoka Fellow
This description of Wael Hmaidan's work was prepared when Wael Hmaidan was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2008.
Wael Hmaidan is establishing an ethic of social engagement by identifying and promoting “local heroes” to inspire young people and to serve as role models—restoring respect, recognition, and appreciation for those working in the social sector. By creating a network of inspiring local heroes—Wael’s “independent activists”—he will generate environmental, social, and cultural career and volunteer paths, currently regarded as unworthy of respect in Lebanon.
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