SLS Seminar “Educational Scholarships”

After several weeks of intensive preparations, countless phone calls, preliminary discussions and a pre-seminar, the seminal “Educational Scholarships” seminar took place on May 18, 2019 at the KAN in Stans.

We are extremely grateful for our friends who have traveled to Stans and have given us their time, but even more, their valuable advice and contributions.

SLS is happy to be supported by such a loyal circle of friends and experts. We are confident that we will achieve our goals together without losing sight of our values.

Here are some impressions of yesterday’s meeting:



 

“Music and Peace” – 7th tour

From March 1st to 10th, for the seventh consecutive year, Carole Collaud, Elise Monney, Mélanie El Khoury (for music) and Hélène Godts (for the theater) toured Lebanon for 10 days to perform their art in various concerts, workshops and theaters with children.

On Saturday, March 16th, Carole Collaud, Elise Monney and Melanie El Khoury presented the report of their stay at the Phoenix in Fribourg and delighted the audience with a great concert.

The short video of the melody of Fairouz’s song “Give Me the Flute and Sing” is performed in this line-up: Elise at the piano, Melanie at the clarinet interprets the oriental version and Carole at the flute enchants with the sounds of the famous tango “La Cumparsita” which would be at the origin of the oriental melody.

More information:
Travel Report 7th tour, French (PDF)
  Film: Impressions Trip Music & Peace 2019
Video “Give Me the Flute and Sing”

Call for donations

Call for donations for the SLS project “Cercle de Travail pour la Paix” (CTP) in Ehmej, Lebanon.

Solidarité Liban-Suisse (SLS) has been working in Stans since its foundation in 1988 to support Lebanon, which was severely affected by the civil war (1975-1991) and by armed conflicts with large numbers of refugees in the Middle East.

Over the past ten years, 750 scholarships, including 200 university scholarships, have been awarded to young Lebanese from needy families.
Scholarships are linked to the obligation to work for peace in the immediate environment and in the country.

In 2014 scholarship holders founded the association “Engagement pour la Paix” (EPP). EPP is now a partner association of the SLS in Lebanon.

The “Cercle de Travail pour la Paix” is primarily intended as a meeting place for current and former scholarship holders.
A place where they can deepen and concretize their commitment to peace.
The CTP as a meeting place should also form a bridge between Switzerland and Lebanon. It should concretely promote awareness raising, dialogue, exchange, education and training, ethical development and commitment to the needy.

Every gift, however modest, helps us to get closer to our goal. A big thank you for your generosity and your trust!
The Board of SLS

More information:
Brochure “Fundraising” (French/German)
CTP Vision and Mission
Construction of CTP
Donations / Membership

 

Art and Peace: exhibition «LES ARBRES QUE NOUS SOMMES»

4th May – 6th July. 2018 CHURCH OF THE CAPUCHINS IN STANS

VERNISSAGE: 4TH MAY 20:15 INNER CHOIR
Eulogy: Armin Gruber [Co-President SLS]
Music: Dominik Gander [DØMA]
Mass St. Charbel: May 4 19:30 [Nave / Outer Choir]
Liturgy: Rev. Josef Zwyssig SLS [Buochs]
Message: Colonel Pascal Kohler [Swissint Stans]
Music: Lukas Bütler and Kilian Odermatt [Hand organ duo]
Christian Schweizer [organ]

OPEN: SA & SO 13: 30-16: 30

FINISSAGE: JULY 6, 20:15 INNER CHOIR
Mass: 19:30 [Nave / Outer Choir]
Liturgy: Hanspeter Betschart OFMCap [Lucerne]
Music: Christian Schweizer [organ]

Links:

 Art and Peace: exhibition “Les Arbres Que Nous Sommes”