« … I knew that USJ needed help and support. Since I am an alumnus of Collège Notre Dame de Jamhour, I have always been a fan of all that has to do with the Jesuits. Although I did not go to a Jesuit university, I have always felt that USJ needed support. Mrs. Carmel Wakim, head of the Foundation, contacted me and I knew the Rector, Father Daccache, with whom I had given a lecture and I saw a little bit of the evolution of the Alumni of Jamhour with Michel Eddé, who helped a lot in the creation of the Alumni. A few of my friends were helping from all over the world and I felt that I had to help, because education, in my opinion, is an asset for Lebanon and for the Lebanese youth.
The trust, which Father Daccache gave me, encouraged me and the fact that I am an engineer also pushed me to help young people who strive to become engineers too. I have been doing this every year for the past 3 - 4 years. At first, I wanted to take charge of one student, then it became 2 and then 3 students.
… I certainly have a message to the scholarship recipients: the brilliant engineers who have been part of my company, belonged to a fairly modest background and being very ambitious, have done very well! I wish them every success in the future, and I hope that one day they will have the opportunity to help others too …
… This cooperation that exists in Lebanon must be encouraged because it is also part of our custom and it allows us to develop ourselves. It is this communication that has helped many Lebanese work, immigrate, enrich themselves and help fellow Lebanese.One should give, for giving procures inner satisfaction.
As for me, I like to help, I do it on a daily basis, and I believe that if I give, God will grant me even more.