Yazan’s world has gotten smaller as he has connected with people from across the globe.
Alumni hosted their first ever reunion event last September. Ninety-two alumni participated, with representatives from every year since the program’s inception in 2003. The event, held at the Pineland Hotel, gave alumni the chance to reconnect and discuss the course of action they wanted to take for future events. The day was filled with team-building seminars and other great activities.
In October, alumni held their 4th Annual Access Field Day Event at the American University in Beirut’s green field. With more than 50 alumni in attendance, the event was a complete success. Alumni were in charge of over ten different games that included tug-of-war, a potato sack race, a spoon race, football and frisbee throws, high jump, long jump, jump rope, and jump the creek. Later in the month, alumni helped the English Access Microscholarship students organize six different Halloween parties, all held on October 29th and 30th. The alumni were in charge of carnival games, and helped to bring the spirit of Halloween to the party.
In November, alumni volunteered to run a “water and fruit” vendor stand during the 2010 Beirut International Marathon. With 20 alumni on-hand, volunteers at the vendor stand were full of cheers and smiles while showing their support and encouraging runners to do their best.