How We Started

How We Started

Aie Serve, a youth-based organization, was founded on February 23rd, 2007 with the vision of spreading love, respect and acceptance.

The word “Aie” is a Japanese word pronounced as “I” and means “Love”, so the name of NGO is Love to Serve or I Serve…others.

The idea came due to the aftermath of July War on Lebanon and the sharp polarization of the Lebanese youth. A group of friends started brainstorming ways of tackling this issue and agreed that the 3 basic values that are missing in Lebanon are Respect, Acceptance and Love. Loving others for who they are, and not which political background or sect they are from, respecting others’ point of views and beliefs no matter what, and accepting differences and considering them the seeds of diversity.

Afterwards, t­­he group started gathering more ideas and people and tried to organize themselves little at a time while focusing on serving their surrounding and society at large.

Aie Serve evolved from a group of friends, to a group of community service minded people, to a team and an organization.


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