Welcome to Chreek

How did everything start?

Here how our founder George Ghafary tells it: “I was walking in the alley coming back from a late Saturday night party, where I was stopped by my old childhood friend who asked my help to find him a job since he has many legal and drug problems. I was at the time running for a TV social reality show, so I was well familiar of social development planning. I managed to employee my friend in a small factory. One week later I had 25 young men knocking at my door and all of them had the same issue (jobless unskilled former substance users). I was deeply touched but emotions were transformed to ideas to solve the problem. But also I have always been an environmental activist who wanted to save planet Earth. So it came to my mind that we should merge problems with each other in order to find a solution. Weird isn’t it?? I thought that Environmental problems can be solved by diverting investment towards projects that has environmental value in order to create jobs for former substance users and former prisoners and unskilled labor as well as talented youth. I concluded that we should create a system of companies schools universities municipalities and NGOs to make this project happen. CHREEK is creating patterns of partnership between members of chaos to achieve positive social, environmental, and economic results. Well in other words, CHREEK (Arabic: Partner) initiates environmental projects to create job opportunities for former drug users, former prisoners, and unskilled women, thus social burdens would solve environmental ones. . CHREEK is a Lebanese NGO established since June 2013. Capital Human Recycling Environmental Economic Kit is all about positive people, positive thoughts, NGOs, companies, universities, schools, municipalities; engaged together to achieve creative positive change in Lebanon and the Middle East.

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