The Faculty of Humanities (FHUM) at Notre Dame University-Louaize North Lebanon Campus (NDU-NLC) organized a lecture titled, “Youth Engagement in Social Work,” delivered by Ms. Rima Frangieh, president and founder of the NGO Al Midan.
Ms. Frangieh thanked NLC Director Fr. Samir Ghsoub and the audience for their hospitality and also thanked the University for its efforts in helping to raise awareness and engage the youth. She noted that the fourth industrial revolution was already here and that we must prepare to adapt to a fast-changing world.
She added that we should strive to make technological developments, such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data, and the Internet, a part of our lives, and that nanotechnology favors humanity. With today’s level of connectivity and networking, life is all about the "I" and society-at-large. On another front, social work is encouraging best practices and engaging peoples, systems, and organizations to function more harmoniously.
Ms. Frangieh concluded that our youth’s creativity and innovation is vital in shaping this new world. Young people should not only be job-ready but also future-ready.
To the youth we say, “When you find your passion, you can continually learn, work, and enjoy life.”