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2nd German Parliamentary Delegation in JLSS

A German Parliamentary Delegation visiting Lebanon and Jordan, from the 11th to the 18th of April 2012, visited our school on Sunday the 15th. The delegation was on a political trip to Jordan and Lebanon to get first hand information on the human rights situation. This is the second German Parliamentary Delegation to visit our school this year. 2nd German Parliamentary Delegation in JLSS

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.

It consisted of:
Ute Granold, MdB (CDU/CSU), head of the delegation;
Michael Brand, MdB (12.-18.4.12) (CDU/CSU)

Frank Heinrich, MdB (CDU/CSU)

Wolfgang Gunkel, MdB (SPD)
Pascal Kober, MdB (FDP)
Serkan Tören, MdB (FDP)
Annette Groth, MdB (DIE LINKE)
Rainer Büscher (from the Secretariat)
Gert Himmler (translator)

The delegation arrived to Schneller School at 11.30 AM. They were welcomed by the director, Rev. George D. Haddad, with whom the delegation met to hear about Schneller School, its mission to needy children through partnership and support from Germany, its challenges and future plans, and the situation in Lebanon. They later walked around the school and saw the wonderful JLSS campus and its various buildings, departments, workshops, and facilities.
The delegation was invited for lunch with the director, and all enjoyed delicious Lebanese food prepared by the JLSS kitchen staff. The delegation left JLSS after lunch to visit Baalbek.
2nd German Parliamentary Delegation in JLSS

We thank the head of the delegation, all its members, and the First Secretary of the German Embassy in Beirut for their wonderful visit. We express to 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
FDP: Free Democratic Party

Schneller School Name in Arabic
Johann Ludwig Schneller Schule

Education for Peace since 1860