Alkindy - A Cultural Social Space

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Alkindy is a cultural social space focused on promoting reading for the Tripolitan youth
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Campaign successfully funded on: 17 Jun,2014

This project has been successfully funded with $27,836 (111%)

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Short Summary 


According to the recent findings of The Arab Thought Foundation, an Arab individual reads an average of a quarter of a page per year. Shocking, right? 

That's what we thought too! 

At first we surveyed 550 university students and young professionals residing in Tripoli about their reading habits and visiting cafes. 
The most relevant findings indicated that nearly 70% of the educated youth read less than a book per year. Yet 44% indicated that they probably would read more if they were part of a reading community/club or received guidance on which books to choose and had easier access to them.
And this is why we decided to launch Alkindy - a cultural social space (named after the 'Philosopher of the Arabs' - Wikipedia) in Tripoli, Lebanon. 



The space will include 4 main sections:
- A small library and a bookshop 
-Study rooms or private reading rooms
- A meeting room
- A cafe or a social space


Alkindy is not merely a location. The space will regularly organize and host cultural and social events.

Being a Member at Alkindy will entitle you to the following:
1- Access to Alkindy's library. Renting capacity: up to 4 books at a time. 
2- Free Wifi while enjoying the vibrant environment at Alkindy 
3- 10% Discount at Alkindy's Cafe 
4- Free access to one event per month. Selected by the member
5- Access to the meeting room upon reservation: Twice per month

Through our presence at Tripoli Book Fair we were able to attract nearly 600 interested individuals that contributed offline to the campaign and lots of community support.The enthusiasm for this project is fairly translated on the Facebook page we recently launched - second week of April: https://www.facebook.com/alkindytripoli 


Alkindy's Bookmarks that were sold at Tripoli Book Fair for fundraising 

First Day of the Book Fair versus Last Day, each fingerprint represents a supporter of the project 




What We Need 
We need $55,000 for the first year of operations. 

Through Zoomaal we're asking for $25,000. the money will cover:
- One year rent for the location 
- Equipping the space
- Miscellaneous expenses such as the campaign fees. 


If we don't reach our entire goal, Zoomaal will return the money to the contributors!


The Impact 

Alkindy will not only provide a space for youth to gather, share ideas and enjoy reading, but also it will create a cultural hub in the city by the youth for the youth. The space will regularly organize and host cultural and social events. Our strategy is to partner with most of the existing initiatives. Current partners include We love Tripoli – Cultural club, Tripoli Entrepreneurs Club and TEDxAzmiStreet.

Supporting Alkindy will help us socially and culturally empower the youth to be stronger informed change agents.



Other Ways You Can Help 

If you can't contribute financially yet you believe in the impact that Alkindy might have, you can still support the project in many ways: 

1- Spread the word about Alkindy. Tell people about it, show them the video and be our Ambassador. 
2- Use Zoomaal share tools to spread the campaign on social media
3- Connect with us via Facebook and let us know if you have any ideas for Alkindy. 

This project is supported by the Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Agriculture of Tripoli & North Lebanon and  BIAT Business Incubation Association in Tripoli

Video Credits:
- Directed by Fadi Mikati 
- MSWR Production (https://www.facebook.com/MSWR.Taha) Big Thanks for the videography and editing 

- Third Eye Creative by Saad Ruslan and Mariam Al Kotob (Graphic Elements)

Current Partners:
- Al Madina Printing Press 
- We Love Tripoli - Cultural Club (https://www.facebook.com/welovetripoli
- Tripoli Entrepreneurs Club (https://www.facebook.com/tripolieclub
- TEDxAzmiStreet (https://www.facebook.com/TEDxAzmiStreet


For further details please contact n.sahmarani@gmail.com.
We would be more than happy to hear from you!







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  01 Jun,2014


Alkindy campaign has reached 79%. It would have never happened without the support of each one of YOU! You are change makers . We need to push a little further , ONLY 17 days are left. 

We're now 274$ away from reaching 80%! Help us reach our 80% by the end of the weekend!

Share. Tweet . Tell your friends! LETS MAKE IT HAPPEN



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Najwa is a passionate reader.She is a Global Shaper at the World Economic forum - Tripoli Hub. She is actively working on community projects especially in the areas of entrepreneurship, educational advancement as well as building capacity and leadership among…

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