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
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
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
The success of Ambassador Dr. Youness is first of all
due to her open-minded approach and profound knowledge of several religions.
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