Al-Beaini Holding unveils “Di Albani Youth Academy” based on the contribution of Talal Al-Makdessi Foundations

Beirut: We’ve all been through it—Adolescence. Teenage aging is a tough world to navigate. This is why Al Beaini Holding announced today its initiative to incubate one of the first of its kind, “Adolescents Academy”, in collaboration with the entrepreneur and philanthropist “Dr. Talal Al Makdassi” who enthusiastically contributed at “Château Makdessi”, an 18th century French castle and estate located in Serris – Ile de France at the academy.

The societal and technological changes of the last two decades have altered in many ways the values ​​of adolescents; moreover, identity formation and social integration are two of the most persistent and important components of an adolescent’s self-construction; they are greatly influenced by the pervasiveness of external factors such as the skills of other teenagers which are easily shared in social media and other channels. “Di Albani Youth Academy” aims to balance these factors by helping the teenager learn from the experts of the academy through their comprehensive, targeted and designed education and pedagogy programs. The Academy will be located at the intersection of a teenager’s biological and environmental journeys.

Chairman and CEO of “Al-Beaini Holding” and Founder of “Di Albani Youth Academy”, Mr. Mazen Al-Beaini, expressed his greatest pleasure to welcome Mr. Talal Al Makdessi as a valuable co -founder of this innovative educational vehicle. “It is an honor for us that the “Talal Al Makdessi Foundation” has decided to participate in our socio-educational initiative. Their contribution in kind from “Château Makdessi” and its estate will serve as first milestone for this noble cause. We plan to establish ‘Castle Makdessi’ as the seat of the academy assigned to the management, administration and launch of our first educational venue.”

Worth €2.5 million, Mr. Al Makadassi’s generous contribution marks the first step on a journey to help adolescents find and shape themselves; “As a father, I watched my teenagers go through their own silent struggle. I find Adolescent Academy to be the perfect way to address and minimize this struggle. We know that adolescence spares no race, religion, or gender… it hits us and impacts us for many years. As an entrepreneur, I wanted to be part of a societal change, and ‘Di Albani Youth Academy‘ is the change,” Mr Al Makdessi said from his HQ in Beirut.

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ABOUT THE AL BEAINI HOLDING

Al Beaini Holding www.albeaini.com is a private family investment and development holding company with diversified interests focused on real estate investment and development in several regions: Africa, Middle East and Arabian Gulf under RED House Group – Real Estate Development House, Dar Dubai www.dardubai.com in joint venture with Dubai Investments PJSC www.dubaiinvestments.com, RED House Healthcare, Agripital, Nutrital and Colony EIP – Eco Industrial Parks.

About Dr. Talal Al Makdessi

Dr. Talal Al Makdessi is a Lebanese entrepreneur and philanthropist. Founder of THG, the largest holding group specializing in communication and information in the Arab world. At the time, the group hired 1,516 employees in 7 different countries, all specializing in marketing, public relations and communication.

Dr. Al Makdessi was elected “Man of the Year” (2007) in Lebanon and Saudi Arabia in the fields of marketing, public relations and advertising.

Managing Director and Chairman of the Board of Television of Lebanon in 2013 for a period of 3 years.

Dr. Makdessi is the main shareholder and managing director of the National News Agency in Lebanon. and the key regional member of the New York-based International Advertising Association (IAA). He is the key partner of many communication and public relations companies in the Arab world.

ABOUT THE AL BEAINI HOLDING

Al Beaini Holding www.albeaini.com is a private family investment and development holding company with diversified interests focused on real estate investment and development in several regions: Africa, Middle East and Arabian Gulf under RED House Group – Real Estate Development House, Dar Dubai www.dardubai.com in joint venture with Dubai Investments PJSC www.dubaiinvestments.com, RED House Healthcare, Agripital, Nutrital and Colony EIP – Eco Industrial Parks.

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