Two major challenges face Lebanon constantly: the dealing with inner challenges (corruption, governance failure, inner conflicts); and the dealing with regional conflicts resulting in wars and overwhelming flows of refugees that jeopardize Lebanon’s quest for security and stable economy.

The highly critical situations that Lebanon has to deal with can be considered as constants. Nevertheless Lebanon knew through its modern history many public figures who were up to the challenges as they embodied the virtues that made the miracle of “Great Lebanon” survive despite all odds since its proclamation in 1920. Those figures impressively sustained Lebanon’s diplomacy, economy, education, health and monetary systems. Hence Lebanon was known for many years as the “Switzerland of the Middle East”.

There is no doubt that the whole world is currently experiencing a major decline in the practice of Virtue. Lebanon is not an exception, but is not willing to lose the battle. Lebanese with all their differences agree on the fact that Lebanon as a diverse country is a necessity and must survive on the solid foundations of virtue.


TASC believes that forming and empowering Courageous, Just, Self-mastering, Prudent, Humble and Magnanimous teachers to become leaders, policy makers and agents of change, is the key to reforming the Lebanese society as the new attitude based on virtue is transmitted from the teachers to the students and through them to the families.