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German Parliamentary Delegation in JLSS

The German Parliamentary Delegation visiting Lebanon from the 15th to the 18th of February 2012 visited our school on Friday the 17th. The delegation was escorted  by the First Secretary, Head of Culture, Press, and Protocol Sections of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Beirut, Sebastian Damm.
The delegation consisted of:
Joachim Hörster
, MdB (CDU/CSU), chairman of the parliamentary group and head of the delegation;
Heidrun Bluhm, MdB (DIE LINKE.), deputy chairman of the parliamentary group;

Johannes Singhammer,
MdB (CDU/CSU); Andreas Lämmel, MdB (CDU/CSU); Michael Hennrich, MdB (CDU/CSU); Marlene Rupprecht, MdB (SPD); and Mechthild Rawert, MdB (SPD) members of the parliamentary delegation;
Cordula Klinger, member of the administration of the German Parliament and secretary of the parliamentary group;
Gert Himmler, translator.
German Parliamentary Delegation in JLSS The weather was very bad so the delegation cancelled its planned visit to Anjar and headed straight to Schneller School arriving around 12.30 PM. They were welcomed by the director of JLSS, Rev. George D. Haddad, with whom the delegation met to hear about Schneller School, its mission to needy children through its partnership with and support from Germany, its challenges and future plans, and the situation in Lebanon.
The delegation was invited for lunch with the director to which JLSS German co-workers and volunteers were also invited.
The delegation left JLSS right after lunch in very bad weather and just barely made it back to Beirut before the Dahr El-Beidar road was closed because of very heavy snowfall on that day.
We thank the chairman of the German parliamentary delegation, all its members, and the First Secretary of the German Embassy in Beirut for their wonderful visit. We especially thank them for taking the time and trouble on that day of very bad weather to visit our school. We also express, to them and through them, our most sincere gratitude to the German people and churches, for our common mission to needy children, our partnership, and the wonderful support we receive from Germany without which we would not be able to fulfill and develop our mission to needy children.

Key to Abbreviations:
MdB: Member of the Lower House of the German Parliament
CDU: Christian Democratic Union
CSU: Christian Social Union
SPD: Social Democratic Party

Schneller School Name in Arabic
Johann Ludwig Schneller Schule

Education for Peace since 1860