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May 22, 2006 : Al - Kafaat Luncheon

On May 22, 2006, His Eminence Metropolitan PHILIP hosted a meeting and luncheon at the Archdiocese Headquarters to support the outstanding humanitarian work being done by the Lebanese organization AL-KAFAAT (translated as “Abilities”). AL-KAFAAT, which can be found on the web at, provides specialized rehabilitation and educational services for children who have, or who are at risk of developing serious disabilities that may affect their development. The group was founded in 1957 by Nadeem H. Shwayri and his wife Lily with the use of their personal funds, and has grown to become an important resource for children of all religions and backgrounds.

Pictured above are those guests and benefactors who attended the luncheon (from left to right):
Archdeacon David Nimer, Dr. Anis Saliba, Ms. Myriam Shwayri (AL-KAFAAT Director of Communications & Public Relations), Mr. Nadeem Shwayri (AL-KAFAAT Founder), Mrs. Lourdes Zac Zac, Metropolitan PHILIP, Mr. George Zac Zac, Sheikh Sami Merhi, Very Rev. Joseph Antypas, and Mr. Fawaz El Khoury.

Metropolitan PHILIP with Mr. Nadeem Shwayri and Ms. Myriam Shwayri of AL-KAFAAT.

Lively discussion and fellowship during lunch

Lively discussion and fellowship during lunch 2