Truly sad how Lebanese Graduates are handling post graduation

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July 12, 2015

Each student waits for that moment in the graduation ceremony when he/she throws the cap up in the air! That could be the happiest moment of a student’s life so far, but then what?

What comes then in Lebanon, is what Amir Fakih, a newly graduate from Notre Dame University, depicted in simple, yet highly creative photo shoot.

Youth unemployment is the problem, and on the streets of Hamra, Amir wandered in his graduation gown taking photos of the possible future careers of a Lebanese graduate. 

He could be an arguileh guy, a bobcat driver or a poor beggar....

The Sad Reality of Lebanese Graduates 

The Sad Reality of Lebanese Graduates 

The Sad Reality of Lebanese Graduates 

The Sad Reality of Lebanese Graduates 

The Sad Reality of Lebanese Graduates 

The Sad Reality of Lebanese Graduates 
Photos by: Ramzi Maalouf
 

Amir Fakih respects all these professions, but he points out that a graduate in Lebanon ends up working in any job, even one that doesn’t require a university degree, in order to survive.
He said: “True success isn’t in graduating, it rather is in living up to the responsibility we hold in changing this small country.”

Congratulations to Amir Fakih and to all newly graduates! You are the hope of this small country!

 


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