Established in 1977 as Ashrafieh YWCA
Final Move to Chiyah in 2006

The association was established at Ashrafieh in 1977, as an extension of the Beirut YWCA. It has since grown and expanded in its service outreach to warrant the acquisition of independent premises.
To this end, the membership was actively involved in raising funds for the purchase and repair of an old school building at the center of a densely populated low-income area of Beirut.

The Chiyah YWCA building was rehabilitated in 2006 to integrate physically handicapped persons, by introducing the needed ramps and building accessories that facilitate movement for those who are interested in pursuing a vocational career.

Programs and Activities

The College of Technology provides accredited degrees at the BP, BT and TS levels in :

Secretariat Marketing
Accounting Business
Computer Pre-school Education

Intensive courses are offered in:  

Computer Languages
Executive Secretariat
Baby Care

Scholarships are available in partnership with the Ministry of Social Affairs.

Quality Day Care Services

 In its efforts to address the emerging needs of working mothers, the YWCA of Chiyah is seeking to expand the YWCA pre-school program to welcome children after the kindergarten in order to supply the growing demand on low-cost childcare.

A pre-school program is currently in progress offering KG1, KG2 and First Elementary. A well-managed day care receives babies and toddlers, ages one month to three years.

Membership Activities involve 150 committed volunteers in a variety of initiatives that focus on fundraising for scholarships 

For more information: 01-282 125 or 01-282 077
Or visit us at Chiyah - Ain Remmaneh - Pierre Gemayel Street  
Alumni and friends are welcome to contact us at:


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