Bank of Beirut held a joint press conference with Notre Dame de Jamhour and the National Association for Science and Research to honor the School’s students who reaped the gold medal at the IENA International Trade Fair in Nuremberg – Germany for their brilliant invention: “the Smart Pillow”, an initiative sponsored by Bank of Beirut.
The event was hosted at Notre Dame de Jamhour in the presence of the School rector Father Charbel Batour, Mr. George Aouad Head of the Consumer Banking Division at Bank of Beirut, Mr. Radwan Chaaib Head of the National Association for Science and Research, Mr. Sadek Bark Technology Coordinator at ND de Jamhour and the young inventors George Haddad, Peter Abi Khalil, Fidel Amin and Charles Farah who represented Lebanon at the IENA International Trade Fair in Nuremberg Germany where they reaped the Gold medal competing with 875 inventions from 31 countries.
In his speech, Father Batour addressed his students: “Your school provided - and will always provide you - with what you need to achieve the local and international success you have initiated. We believe in you and we are fully confident that with the intelligence God has granted you, you can make the pride of your school and the pride of your country. Father Batour warmly thanked Bank of Beirut for offering the needed financial support to cover the stay of the young inventors in Germany”.
Representing Bank of Beirut, Mr. George Aouad stated: “We are glad to be here today at Notre Dame de Jamhour with whom we share the common vision of investing in the future generations”. Expressing the pride of the Bank in contributing to the success of this innovative project and sponsoring its inventors, Aouad saluted the efforts deployed by Notre Dame de Jamhour in this respect, reiterating the Bank’s deep commitment to nurturing young talents, as part of its corporate social responsibility.
The Head of the National Association for Science and Research, Mr. Radwan Chaaib believed that the young students succeeded in turning their innovative idea into an exploitable project thanks to three wills: The will of Notre Dame de Jamhour who has reaped until today 6 patents of invention; the will of Bank of Beirut who is investing in the competences and skills of the Lebanese youth, and the will of the science competition committee who has fulfilled the ambition of more than 7500 Lebanese students.
A cocktail reception followed the event to celebrate this brilliant success hoping that it leads to greater achievements for the Lebanese youth in the years to come.