This year marks the second edition of Banque BEMO’s “Back to Our Cedars Roots” initiative, which is aimed at restoring pride in what Lebanon stands for and reinforcing the sense of belonging for anyone of Lebanese origin. This year’s edition falls within the strategic partnership and support of “Arztak Hawytak”, a sustainable and environmental initiative to afforest 10,452 cedar trees in the municipal land of Ehden – launched by Rotary Club Beirut Cadmos in collaboration with Jouzour Loubnan, Global Compact Network Lebanon and Municipality of Zgharta-Ehden.

This year and on Lebanon’s Independence Day, 200 Cedar trees will be allocated to 200 people of Lebanese origin, living abroad and not having a father of Lebanese nationality. The Cedars will be assigned in a draw that will take place on November 22nd. All eligible candidates who wish to participate should sign up [here].

Standing firm on its support to the duty of getting their full basic rights, Banque BEMO wants to cast attention on the unfairness suffered by Lebanese women who are unable to pass the Lebanese nationality to their children.