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Abbas Baydoun
School: Amilieh High School, Grade during the project (2010-2011): 1S

Project evaluation
This project is both educational and useful to the whole society. Even though its impact is limited to smaller groups, it aims at bringing the religious communities together so as to avoid a new civil war from breaking out. Moreover, it aims at teaching us students about this period of our country’s history. I personally liked the project a lot.
Ali Rabah
School: Achrafieh Second Secondary Official School, Grade during the project (2010-2011): S2

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This is a very important project because it shows the young generations the war and post-war tragedy and atrocities. It makes them understand the meaning of tolerance and reconciliation as well as the need to avoid all kinds of wars. I recommend that this project be carried on (by means of a history book and a civics program) so as to acquaint our children with our past which I hope has become history.
Anthony Al Lakkis
School: Our Lady of Jamhour, Grade during the project (2010-2011): 1S

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This is a very interesting project that favors intergenerational dialogue and increases the sense of responsibility. It draws the attention of the younger generation to the disastrous consequences of war, allowing it to learn from past mistakes.
Boghos Kechichian
School:  Mesrobian High School, Grade during the project (2010-2011): 1S

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I found this project useful for our generation and the coming ones too, since it helps us always remember Lebanon’s contemporary history.
Carine Abou Assayli
School: Achrafieh Second Secondary Official School for Girls, Grade during the project (2010-2011): S2

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This project represents a wealth of knowledge and experience. It teaches us about events that we were not aware of and also encourages us to revisit the past so as to understand the present, because history seems to be repeating itself… Hence, this project helps us to always bear in mind the war and to learn valuable lessons therefrom.
Christina Mohammad Khalil
School: Choueifat Official Secondary School, Grade during the project: S2 Scientific

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I chose to take part in this project that tackles the Lebanese Civil War because war is a reality that encompasses all the problems faced by man during a conflict. Everything went as planned, from the collection of information to the interviews held with people who have endured the sufferings of the war. I was the project coordinator at my school and I can very well say that we did a good work. The collected information is accurate and reliable, showing the atrocities of the war and inciting us to do everything we can to avoid its recurrence.
Christine Bekarian
School: Mesrobian High School,  Grade during the project (2010-2011): 1S- ES1

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This project allowed me to go back in time and discover the hardships that my parents have passed through during the Civil War. However, I had to ask a lot of questions during the interviews because the interviewees were reluctant to share their war stories. All in all, this project was a good experience and I was glad to have taken part in it.
Drucilla Tabari
School: Achrafieh Second Secondary Official School for Girls, Grade during the project (2010-2011): S2

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This project provided me with a wealth of information and experience. It motivated me to take part in similar projects.
Elias Chiti
School: Sacred Heart School – Gemmayzeh, Grade during the project: Second secondary

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The project bore fruit and gave the young generation an idea of the bitterness and consequences of the Civil War.
Fadi Chaccour
School: Sin-el-Fil Public High School, Grade during the project: First secondary

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This project is a story in itself. It has awakened my nationalism and has encouraged me to research on my ancestors and their experiences. Nothing I say is enough to explain the importance of such project which has taught me that one should learn from past mistakes.
Fatima Majed
School: Amilieh High School for Girls
George Salloum
School: Sin-el-Fil Public High School, Grade during the project: First secondary

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I think that contemporary oral history is the best way to clarify the ambiguous reasons behind the Lebanese war to our generation which does not have a clear idea of what happened. Hope that this eventful history will serve as a lesson for the current and future generations.
Georges Khalil
School: College of our Lady of Jamhour, Grade during the project (2010-2011): 2S 6

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People try to shun the past and refuse to answer certain questions.
Gianna Jaafar
School: French Protestant College, Grade during the project: First secondary

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This is quite an interesting project. I discovered things that I was previously unaware of such as the consequences of the war on all the Lebanese people. I realized that everybody loses in a war. This project will be useful also for the coming generations.
Grégoire Yeterian
School: College of our Lady of Jamhour, Grade during the project (2010-2011): 2S- Sciences

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The project was a very enriching experience. On the one hand, it gave me a clear idea of the Lebanese Civil War from the war stories told by my family and relatives. On the other hand, I am now deeply convinced in the necessity to reject war and fight for peace.
Greta Chalhoub
School: Daughters of Charity High School, Grade during the project (2010-2011): S1

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This project helped me develop my personality and mature. The central idea behind such a project was to mobilize student capacity, and carry out different activities collectively.
Hassan Safsouf
School: Ras El Nabeh Public School for Boys, Grade during the project: First secondary

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This project is of great importance since it introduces us to everyday life during the Lebanese Civil War and favors peace dialogue among adolescents. We had the chance to interview our elders and to benefit from their past experiences.
Ibrahim Khawli
School: Ras El Nabeh Public School for Boys, Grade during the project: First secondary

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I really benefitted from this project and got acquainted with the Lebanese Civil War. I got to interview people who have lived through the war and who have realized that “nobody wins a war”. The project aims at leading the young generation towards a brighter future and I think that it should be implemented in all schools throughout Lebanon.
Jad Raphael
School: College of our Lady of Jamhour, Grade during the project (2010-2011): 2S - Sciences

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I learned quite a lot from this project. Before taking part in collecting wartime stories, war was a vague notion to me. However, I now understand the hardships that the elder generation has gone through during the war.
Jeff Azzam
School: College of our Lady of Jamhour, Grade during the project (2010-2011): 2S- Economic Sciences

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This project is very interesting and should have been implemented a long time ago. Indeed, it is high time that our generation gets an objective idea of Lebanon’s contemporary history.
Joe Djabrayan
School: Kevork Harboyan High School, Grade during the project: First secondary
Karim Al Moussin
School: College of our Lady of Jamhour, Grade during the project (2010-2011): 2S - Sciences

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This project has been a very enriching and useful experience. The interviews held with family and relatives, as well as the war stories, were very interesting and touching.
Karim Zgheib
School: College of our Lady of Jamhour, Grade during the project (2010-2011): 2S

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The project has been very interesting, especially the interviews. I would really like to know its fate.
Khouloud Naim
School: Choueifat Official Secondary School, Grade during the project: S2- Literary

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Interesting project despite the reluctance of some people who have fought for political parties during the war to talk about their memories. The project has many positive and exploratory aspects, and the information provided by those who accepted to share their stories proved to be very useful.
Mahmoud Jawad
School: Ras El Nabeh Public School for Boys, Grade during the project: First secondary

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The (Civil War) project is of national interest since all the Lebanese were affected by the war and most of them still bear the scars. I am glad to have taken a part, albeit small, in such an interesting project.
Marc Mashriky
School: Sin-el-Fil Public High School, Grade during the project: First secondary

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The project was a new and interesting experience. It tackled a sensitive subject since Lebanon’s wounds have not yet healed from the Civil War. I had the privilege to take part in such an activity, and to carry out interviews that I hope will unveil a “part of the truth” on the war’s impact and consequences.
Maria Karakeh
School: Furn-el-Chebbak Public High School for Girls, Grade during the project (2010-2011): 2S- Literary

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War led to the break-up of our society and our country was doomed to death. This project allowed me to understand everyday life during the Lebanese Civil War. I particularly liked the fact that we tackled the social aspects of the conflict and not the political ones. One question remains: Will we ever live in unity that no conflict can shake or threaten?
Marie Thérèse Mansour
School: Sacred Heart School – Gemmayzeh, Grade during the project: Second secondary

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I took part in the project to get acquainted with the civil war era. The project stresses in particular on the importance of learning from past mistakes.
Maroun Saber
School: College of our Lady of Jamhour, Grade during the project (2010-2011): 1S- Section 5

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It is important to know where we come from and where we are heading. This research has helped us clarify current issues.
Nareg Gergian
School:  Mesrobian High School, Grade during the project (2010-2011): 1S - ES1

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This project was an original communication experience between the civil war generation and our generation that is struggling for dialogue, cohabitation and peace in Lebanon.
Nour Hajjar
School: Our Lady of Jamhour, Grade during the project (2010-2011): 2S

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This project has been quite interesting, allowing me to communicate with my family circle about the war. I also discovered the “hidden” part of my personal history and that of my country. Finally, this project has taught me to treat my elders with more respect.
Perla Darazi
School: Daughters of Charity High School- Achrafieh, Grade during the project (2010-2011): 2S

Project evaluation
This interesting historical project has acquainted us young people with the history of our country and of the Lebanese Civil War. It has also enabled us to find solutions to prevent another war.
Racha Abou Karam
School: Furn-el-Chebbak Public High School for Girls, Grade during the project (2010-2011): 2S - Scientific

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Everything I knew about the Lebanese Civil War was related to the political and military situation. I had no clue about everyday life of ordinary people; of those who had nothing to do with politics or battles. This project allowed me to listen to the stories of Lebanese people who had the opportunity, perhaps for the first time, to remember the good and bad moments of the civil war.
Rana Khadra
School: Furn-el-Chebbak Public High School for Girls, Grade during the project (2010-2011): 2S- Literary

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It was one of the best experiences in my life. I realized that the civil war was hard on all the Lebanese people and not only my village, my family and my community. This project urged me to question my fanaticism and to call for peace; it helped me become more tolerant of others’ opinions and views.
Reina Kassem Youssef
School: Sacred Heart School – Gemmayzeh, Grade during the project: Second secondary

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The interviews we carried out with people who have lived through the Lebanese Civil War encouraged me to fight for sustainable peace based on the total and unconditional rejection of confessionalism which generates all kinds of political and social vices. I think that our salvation and future aspirations for a sound democracy lie in adopting secularism as a roadmap for a better Lebanon.
Rim Fayad
School: Furn-el-Chebbak Public High School for Girls, Grade during the project (2010-2011): 2S - Scientific

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This project showed me many new things, particularly the social aspects of the civil war whereas everybody is only interested in its political dimension. It also urged me communicate with others about a painful period in their lives.
Rita Abou Zeid
School: Daughters of Charity High School, Grade during the project (2010-2011): 1S

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A unique, original and interesting project with an educational objective. It has allowed us new generation to share with our parents and grandparents some of the suffering they have endured throughout the war. Moreover, the interviews enabled us to experience the field of journalism and strengthened our personality and self-confidence.
Sandra Bou Chayah
School: Choueifat Official Secondary School, Grade during the project: S2- Economics and Social Sciences

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A very interesting project worth carrying on with the other participants so as to compare the collected data. It encourages moderation and reflection because war “is not a game”.
Sarine Tchobanian
School: Kevork Harboyan High School, Grade during the project: First secondary
Saskia Adaimé
School: College of our Lady of Jamhour, Grade during the project (2010-2011): 1S 6

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A very enriching experience that reveals an aspect of the war we were not aware of.
Simon Manoukian
School: Kevork Harboyan High School, Grade during the project: First secondary
Stephanie Mourad
School: Amilieh High School for Girls, Grade during the project (2010-2011): S2

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This project raises awareness among young Lebanese. Moreover, it allows people with painful memories of the war to pour their hearts out and erases the atrocious images anchored in their memory. I liked the fact that I got to meet people who, just like me, desire peace and unity among the Lebanese because we all belong to the same country.
Traicy Khazrik
School:  Mesrobian High School,  Grade during the project (2010-2011): 1S - ES1

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I am glad to have participated in this project and I hope that it will achieve its targeted objective.
Yara Aoun
School: Daughters of Charity High School, Grade during the project (2010-2011): 2S

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The project was an eye-opening experience that acquainted us with the tragedies of the war. War should be prevented because it will eventually destroy us and our future.
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