By embracing Humanity and Goodwill,
we can change the World!

About Ambassador Dr. Salwa Ghaddar Youness

An altuistic philantropist deserving all the esteem...

  • Founder of ''Dr. Salwa Ghaddar Youness Initiatives for Human Development'' Foundation
  • 'Culture of Peace Award’
  • Holder of 3 Honorary Doctorate Degrees
  • International Initiatives under her patronage:
    • Preparations for the launching of the international certificate of proficiency in Arabic language worldwide
    • The ‘Sustainable Human Development’ Initiative
  • Awarded with over 150 recognition trophies, awards or certificates by organisations and associations in Lebanon and several Arab and African countries for her humanitarian and social role and works.
Ambassador Dr. Salwa Ghaddar Youness is a Lebanese business woman and philanthropist, with numerous social and humanitarian achievements, whose name has over the years become synonym to peace, humanity, goodness and religious tolerance.

She comes from a well reputed family with roots in Ghazieh, a town in South Lebanon. Her father was a great Lebanese business man with many social and charitable activities that all came to light after his death.  He founded a high-ranking family that has played an active and effective role in society. 

Ambassador Dr. Youness also takes from her virtuous mother the family love, humility, and the silent and secretive public actions. This explains how her name has over the years become synonym to peace, humanity, goodness and religious tolerance.

She is determined to use her continuous efforts to make a difference in others’ lives through lifting up people and filling their lives with hope through a remarkable commitment to the well-being of mankind.

The success of Ambassador Dr. Youness is first of all due to her open-minded approach and profound knowledge of several religions. 
Her success is also due to her perseverance in the silent work even in difficult circumstances. Her faith and love for humanitarian and ‘good’ works are her weapons with which she faces everything. 

She has devoted her assistance to hospitalization, education, empowering women, supporting the underprivileged and helping people from all social backgrounds relationships and actions regardless of religious, social and cultural believes.

Her partnerships, achievements and actions have not been limited to Lebanon but have a global coverage. She has therefore been honored in many countries and received more titles, honors and trophies than any other Arab woman for her humanitarian and social role and works.

All her contributions are from personal funds and only a small part of her humanitarian work is been revealed to the media.                                                    

Mission & Vision

Our mission 

We aim at implementing  respect of human rights by offering equal contributions
and ensuring a healthy, psychological and social environment for all without distinction offering mercy and love.

We also support women empowerment and encourage the development
of women's social, economic, political and legal abilities in society
to make them confident enough to claim their rights. 

We aim to contribute to the development of communities by favorizing sustainable development initiatives,
 in which we empower the individual 
by providing him with the skills he needs to effect a positive change within his community. 

The Vision of Dr. Salwa Ghaddar Youness's initiatives for Human Development 2017-2019

Defining the humanitarian institutions needs by:
Improving the living environment in the elderly homes and orphanages.
Refurbishing elderly homes and equipping them with new equipments in the needed areas.
Supporting institutions that offer treatments to drug addiction.

Support the scientific research by:
Developing the twenty first century skills related to technology sciences
 by joining the Microsoft Imagine Academy  and setting up the Certiport exam center

Encouraging the interfaith dialogue by:
Organizing areas of exchange and dialogue among members of the community of different faiths.
Exchanging celebrations.