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We are a group of NATURE LOVERS who acknowledge that the sea is our most valuable asset and an important resource of life, accessible to all. For this purpose, we created SWIM Lebanon which stands for Sustainable Waste Intercity Marathon.
SWIM engages communities all over Lebanon for a combined open water swimming and waste collection initiatives to create a chain reaction of good habits by building new behaviors that lead to protecting our sea from pollution and keeping our environment clean.
We are supported by professional swimmers, event managers, influencers, environmentalists, activists, educators, lecturers, various NGOs, businesses and designers who help us achieve our GREEN LANE objectives.

● Promote environmental awareness by educating ourselves and sensitizing people to sustainable patterns and practices.

● Inspire others to be actively involved in improving the community life by participating in community clean ups and planning.

Collaborate with other NGOs  on educational programs and environmental campaigns to inculcate regenerative thinking and create a behavioral change

● Cooperate with eco-friendly industries to encourage green tourism development and beautifying projects.

● Educate about who and what is causing litter pile ups and mobilize communities , governments & municipalities to prevent future littering behavior

● Induce the 3 Rs Rules ,  Reduce , Re-UseRecycle

● Influence people’s mindset to reduce pollution and amounts of waste that end up in landfills or incinerators.

● Promulgate the importance of Biodiversity preservation and ecosystem restoration , Key resources for survival & prosperity

We believe we can achieve Clean Lebanese Sea and coastline through collective efforts and individual responsibility.
By engaging individuals and communities in taking ACTIONS, We can reach a GREENER Lebanon, sustaining the future of its inhabitants.  

Our Mission is to create a network of people, sharing the Same Values, working together to generate a snowball effect of Behavioral Changes for the protection and the conservation of our Ecosystem through environmental projects, education and activities.

Lisa Sofian

Lisa Sofian, a Lebanese citizen and the Founder of SWIM Initiative, has consistently demonstrated her deep passion for the environment. Throughout her life, she has dedicated her efforts to numerous charitable organizations, including the Red Cross, the Women Homentmen Basketball Club, and Justcare NGO, showcasing her unwavering commitment to making a positive impact.
As a true lover of nature, Lisa embarked on her environmental advocacy journey by taking a stand against the imminent waste problems during the 2015 waste crisis in Lebanon. She instigated a strong environmentalist mindset, as she also holds responsibilities at ME Green Energy, where she serves as the Manager of the HR department and spearheads the organization’s Net Zero compliance efforts.
Lisa Sofian’s multifaceted roles and contributions exemplify her dedication to environmental causes. Her achievements reflect her determination to promote sustainability and build a brighter future for Lebanon and beyond.

Nabil Aouad

Nabil Aouad, a proud Lebanese citizen and Founder of SWIM Initiative, recently made his triumphant homecoming after an illustrious career spanning 30 years in the Oil & Gas Industry across five continents and around the globe. With a remarkable transition upon his return to Lebanon, he redirected his expertise and managerial acumen towards the realm of renewable energy, wholeheartedly embracing his role at ME Green. This exceptional company is at the forefront of providing sustainable solutions while diligently preserving the environment.
Nabil’s deep-rooted passion for sports, ranging from the exhilaration of horseback riding to the challenges of triathlons, is a testament to his adventurous spirit. Notably, he is not just a sports enthusiast but also a dedicated nature lover and environmentalist, combining his love for athleticism with a profound commitment to safeguarding our planet.

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  • It’s so rewarding to see @lebamericanuni  Business students taking part in the SWIM initiative for #beach #cleanup at Amchit boulevard as part of their #civic #engagement duties. Their dedication and effort to clean up the beach despite the frustration of seeing it littered again, highlight the importance of environmental stewardship. Recycling plays a crucial role in reducing the amount of plastic waste that ends up in the sea, helping to protect marine life and ecosystems. Collecting 2 cubic meters of waste is a significant achievement, and the collaboration with @amchitmunicipality to sort and dispose of the waste responsibly is essential for effective waste management. Thank you LAU Business students for your impactful work towards a cleaner and healthier environment. You are indeed the FUTURE GUARDIANS of our planet.
#environment #beachfront #ecosystems #cleanup #keepitclean #civicengagement #awareness #recycling #itsyoursea #بحرك_الك
  • February 10 marked a revolutionary day at Beirut Waterfront Zeituna Bay as we rallied to spread environmental awareness on World Cancer Day. We underscored the critical importance of maintaining cleanliness in our environment and public spaces to mitigate the spread of cancerous diseases, as there exists a direct correlation between air and water pollution and food contamination.
In partnership with @chanceassociation presided by @dr.roula.farah, SWIM INITIATIVE led the charge to emphasize the significance of nature preservation. A remarkable 285 volunteers, including those from various NGOs and schools such as @acsbeirut @cpfofficial @eastwoodcollegek @mekhitaristschool_rawda @lebaneseredcross @caritas_lebanon_youth @caritas_lebanon @intertectra Construction Company, Foreign entities and SWIM’s dedicated volunteers, united to collect an impressive 8 cubic meters of waste in just 2 hours. Ramco workers admirably handled 2 truckloads of waste disposal.
We extend our heartfelt appreciation to all individuals fighting cancer and to those who have triumphed over the disease. This successful event was made possible through the unwavering dedication of our volunteers and the generous support of @sanitalb @aquafinalebanon and @taqasnacks
  • February 10 marked a revolutionary day at Beirut Waterfront Zeituna Bay as we rallied to spread environmental awareness on World Cancer Day. We underscored the critical importance of maintaining cleanliness in our environment and public spaces to mitigate the spread of cancerous diseases, as there exists a direct correlation between air and water pollution and food contamination.
In partnership with @chanceassociation presided by @dr.roula.farah, SWIM INITIATIVE led the charge to emphasize the significance of nature preservation. A remarkable 285 volunteers, including those from various NGOs and schools such as @acsbeirut @cpfofficial @eastwoodcollegek @mekhitaristschool_rawda @lebaneseredcross @caritas_lebanon_youth @caritas_lebanon @intertectra Construction Company, Foreign entities and SWIM’s dedicated volunteers, united to collect an impressive 8 cubic meters of waste in just 2 hours. Ramco workers admirably handled 2 truckloads of waste disposal.
We extend our heartfelt appreciation to all individuals fighting cancer and to those who have triumphed over the disease. This successful event was made possible through the unwavering dedication of our volunteers and the generous support of @sanitalb @aquafinalebanon and @taqasnacks.
  • FEBRUARY 10 marked a revolutionary day at Beirut Waterfront Zeituna Bay as we rallied to spread environmental awareness on #worldcancerday. We underscored the critical importance of maintaining cleanliness in our environment and public spaces to mitigate the spread of #cancerous diseases, as there exists a direct correlation between air and water pollution and food contamination.
In partnership with @chanceassociation presided by @dr.roula.farah, SWIM INITIATIVE led the charge to emphasize the significance of nature preservation. A remarkable 285 #volunteers including those from various NGOs and schools such as @acsbeirut @cpfofficial @eastwoodcollegek @collegemekhitaristes @fatherleojenanian @lebamericanuni @lebaneseredcross @caritas_lebanon_youth @caritas_lebanon @intertectra Construction Company, Foreign entities and SWIM’s dedicated volunteers, united to collect an impressive 8 cubic meters of waste in just 2 hours. @Ramco workers admirably handled 2 truckloads of waste disposal.
We extend our heartfelt appreciation to all individuals fighting cancer and to those who have triumphed over the disease. This successful event was made possible through the unwavering dedication of our volunteers and the generous support of @sanitalb @aquafinalebanon and @taqasnacks.
  • World Cancer Day is a significant occasion that unites millions globally each year to raise #awareness about #cancer risks, promoting health correlation with cancer-related diseases. As advocates for #health and #wellbeing we believe that taking proactive steps can make a substantial impact.
In line with this, SWIM INITIATIVE is collaborating with @chanceassociation and is organizing an awareness clean-up campaign on Saturday, FEBRUARY 10, at Beirut Waterfront near Zaytuna Bay. 
The objective is to draw attention to the environmental polluting factors such as chemicals in the air, water pollution, pesticides, carbon emissions, and carcinogenic food choices, linked to Cancer Diseases. 
Start Time at 8:30 am till 10:30 am 
Let’s Fight Cancer Together And Create A Healthier Future For Generations To Come ! 
#environment #cancer #publichealthmatters #pollution #keepitclean #saveyoursea #makeadifference #cleanup #mylebanon #beautifullebanon
  • World Cancer Day is a significant occasion that unites millions globally each year to raise #awareness about #cancer risks, promoting health correlation with cancer-related diseases. As advocates for #health and #wellbeing we believe that taking proactive steps can make a substantial impact.
In line with this, SWIM INITIATIVE is collaborating with @chanceassociation and is organizing an awareness clean-up campaign on Saturday, FEBRUARY 10, at Beirut Waterfront near Zaytuna Bay. 
The objective is to draw attention to the environmental polluting factors such as chemicals in the air, water pollution, pesticides, carbon emissions, and carcinogenic food choices, linked to Cancer Diseases. 
Start Time at 8:30 am till 10:30 am 
Let’s Fight Cancer Together And Create A Healthier Future For Generations To Come !
  • It was a wonderful opportunity to bid farewell to 2023 with synchronized swimming that commenced @o_glacee in Batroun, Lebanon, joined by synchronized swimmings, from various cities worldwide. Starting as early as 8:30 am, 30 SWIMMERS gathered to commemorate the beautiful moments of 2023 and cleanse away the year’s adversities.
Swimming a remarkable 3 kilometers in the unusually clear waters of December 30th, we welcomed 2024 with high expectations and positive HOPES ! As @swiminitiative founders, we acknowledge the immense blessing of our unparalleled community of athletes, which has become a sanctuary from life’s trials, enabling us to confront them positively and surpass our perceived limitations.
Heartfelt thanks to EVERYONE for being part of SWIM’s journey and for your unwavering support. You’ve all become cherished members of our extended family!
That’s PRICELESS!
#newyear #goodbye2023 #hello2024 #swim #swimming #mediterranean #lebanon #mylebanon #beautifuldestinations #sea #saveyoursea #environment #community #athlethes
  • Embracing the spirit of giving and  Spreading Christmas cheer! 🎄✨ 30 wonderful people joined forces for a festive Clean Up on December 24th, promoting sustainability and unity. Gratitude to @asdouriana, Taqa Bars, Aquafina, and Ramco workers for their incredible support. Together, we collected 3m³—50% plastic, 20% paper, 10% glass, and 20% miscellaneous items.
  • Spreading the joy of giving this Christmas! 🎄✨ On December 24th, 30 incredible souls came together for a Christmas Clean Up, championing sustainability and community. A heartfelt thank you to @asdouriana for the unwavering support, @taqasnacks for providing essential #energybars, @aquafinalebanon for the refreshing water, and the dedicated @ramco workers for their invaluable participation. Our collective effort resulted in gathering 3m³ of waste, sorting 50% plastic, 20% paper, 10% glass, and 20% other items like shoes and cloth. Let's nurture our environment for a cleaner, brighter future this Christmas and always. Merry Christmas and let's keep the spirit of cleanliness alive! 🌟🌍 #ChristmasCleanup #SustainableLiving #communityspirit #recycling #valueenvironment #spiritofgiving
  • Amchit beachfront witnessed an inspiring day with the Scouts Clan St Jean Baptiste from Brasilia Sagesse High School! Alongside 25 dedicated members of Scouts du Liban, Swim Initiative spearheaded an effort to champion individual responsibility and foster collective action. Together, we took significant strides towards cultivating a more sustainable future for our beloved country. #community #communityservice #scout #sustainability #environment #cleanup
  • This year’s Independence Day was truly remarkable! To mark the 80th Independence Day celebration (1943-2023), UWYTA, in collaboration with Caritas Youth, Recyco, SWIM INITIATIVE, and Œuvre d’Orient, organized a clean-up event in Ghazir Valley. The initiative aimed to raise awareness about the detrimental effects of pollution on nature. What better way to commemorate Lebanon’s 80th Independence Day than dedicating time in nature to care for the environment and give back. 
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY TO OUR LEBANON 🇱🇧
#independenceday #sustainability #cleanup #naturelovers #nature #mylebanon #beautifullebanon #habibi  #habibilebnen🇱🇧
  • A GLORIOUS DAY FOR LEBANON 🇱🇧🕊️🇱🇧
The joy, love, and positive vibes that @beirutmarathon created on Sunday, November 12, are indescribable! It was a massive event that united all Lebanese, whether on the race course or at homes in front of TVs. A year-round efforts culminated in blissful, unforgettable moments, spreading messages of #peace #love and #unity beyond our borders. Hats off equally to all the marathon organizers – thank you for your dedication, determination, and belief in what you are doing. ❤️ You are the heroes of our hearts and peace instigators for our future generations. BRAVO for the 2 #recordbreaking !!!!! A heartfelt #congratulations  to all our athlethe friends who made their personal best during the #marathon. A word to the Queen of Beirut Marathon @elkhalilmay “You are UNSTOPPABLE” …. May God bless all the white hands who contributed to make this wonderful race happen 🙏🏻❤️ Last but not the least we express our #gratefulness to all the @swiminitiative #volunteers who without a hint of hesitation joined us to make the #marathon one of the most #greenmarathon ever.
  • On October 7th, SWIM INITIATIVE marked its 9th event as part of The National Cleaning Campaign #نظف_بلدك, initiated by Minister of Environment Dr. @nasser_yassine. This event was a remarkable collaboration with @las.salinas.resort aimed at raising awareness and addressing the adverse effects of climate change, pollution, and environmental neglect on our ecosystem.
A total of 150 volunteers, including Las Salinas families, @starbuckslebanon employees, @lebaneseredcross disaster reduction volunteers, @groupst.catherineanfehh ,  members from @municipalityofanfeh and SWIM’s dedicated community, gathered in Anfeh at #RasElKalaa #Ta7telri7 to set an example for better environmental practices and shift the established mindset of littering without accountability. Meanwhile, a team of five divers undertook the task of cleaning the underwater area opposite Las Salinas Resort. The divers were taken aback by the huge volume of plastic debris on the seabed. They have committed to conducting additional underwater cleanup dives to address this pressing issue.
Our precious NATURE is suffering due to irresponsible human behavior, but together, we can make a difference by acting collectively adhering to the 3 R Rules to #saveourplanet. 
During the cleanup, we collected an impressive 6 m3 of trash.
A big thanks to @aquafinalebanon for providing water, @xxlenergylb and ice tea. To show our appreciation, volunteers were treated to a delicious Man2ouché breakfast offered by @las.salinas.resort 
Let’s continue to work together for a cleaner, greener future! 🌍♻️🐬🐟🐋🦀🦞🐙🐳🌿 #SWIMInitiative #EnvironmentalCleanup #communityaction #نظف_بلدك #بحرك_إلك_خلي_نضيف #individualresponsibility #collectiveworks #itsyoursea #keepitclean l
  • On Saturday, September 30th, another day dedicated to spreading environmental #awareness unfolded against the backdrop of the National Cleaning Campaign #نظف_بلدك at the stunning Okaibé beachfront, where the #river Nahr Ibrahim gracefully meets the #sea. The event started at 9:30 am, uniting 120 volunteers from @sabis_official @bahaisoflebanon @the.pathfinders.experience.lb Pathfinders Experience, @lebanesearmy_official soldiers, and the ever-expanding community of @swiminitiative. 
Following a brief but impactful discussion on #environmental awareness and the importance of maintaining a healthy #ecosystem while combating #climatechange our dedicated volunteers embarked on a vigilant #cleanup effort. In just two hours, they managed to collect an impressive 5 metric tons of #waste. 
To streamline the process, a #humanchain was formed among all the #volunteers, facilitating the transportation of the collected waste to the main road for pickup by the @okaibemunicipality. 
As climate change steadily increases and we find ourselves in a pivotal position to enact #positivechange, let us shift our #mindsets and adopt a #sustainable environmental attitude. The enhanced #greenhouse effect, which traps heat in our atmosphere, is a natural phenomenon vital for sustaining life on #earth. However, the increase in greenhouse gas concentrations is contributing to climate change and #globalwarming.
Join us in making a meaningful impact on our environment. Together, we can be the generation that makes a difference. 🌍 #ClimateAction #environmentalawareness 
Big thanks to our sponsors @aquafinalebanon @taqasnacks @sanitalb @ipt_group
  • As part of the #نظف_بلدك National Cleaning Campaign, Swim Initiative organized a #beachfront #cleanup at Hannouche Beachfront in Hamat. The power of community was on full display as 65 dedicated individuals came together!
🇵🇭 The Philippine Embassy, led by the esteemed Ambassador, staff members and their community, joined hands with us.
@taqasnacks’ incredible team and their families stepped up.
@heartwiselebanon NGO, our new volunteers, made a meaningful impact.
Meanwhile, @tourleb the socially responsible cultural tour team, was hard at work cleaning the Ottoman road just above the tunnel of Ras El Cheqaa. They did a fantastic job, restoring a heritage location with historical significance from the Umayyad days to the Crusaders and the Ottoman era.
We believe that by forging strong #partnerships with entities that share our values, we can influence mindsets and work towards a more sustainable future for generations to come.
The cleanup effort resulted in the removal of 7 m3 of trash, including plastic, cans, chip bags, and glass bottles.
A heartfelt thank you to our incredible sponsors who made it all possible: @taqasnacks @aquafinalebanon @ipt_group and @sanitalb Your support is truly precious.
#environment #sustainability #future #ecosystem #safeplanet #clean #نظف_بلدك
  • ‏Sunday, September 17th in Amchit: A day with a Purpose and an Action for the National Cleaning campaign #نظف_بلدك ! 
‏225 volunteers were united to clean up #amchit beachfront, collecting a remarkable 19 m3 of trash.
Our incredible Zone Managers took charge:
‏Zone 2: @raniaelbortkettaneh along with @n_aouad, @naylaaoun @sophiechable @candice_jarjoura and triathlete exterminators from @fortistigris.
‏Zone 3: Heroes of @fmps.holding 
‏Zone 4: Philippine Embassy Team, echoing the Maritime Archipelagic Awareness month #MANAMo advocacy.
‏Zone 5: Dedicated volunteers from Indevco and kamikaze champs from @the.pathfinders.experience.lb, along with the fantastic team from the #USEmbassy.
‏Zone 6: Committed members of the @lebaneseredcross youth and @lau_students.
‏A heartfelt thanks to our zone managers @youmnabaroudi @jenny.maksoud @joyawehbeh @nicole_feghali @marie.reineghantouss @may.farra.5 @soumayamerhi🙏
‏Loads of gratitude to our sponsors: @aquafinalebanon @taqasnacks @xxlenergylb , @ipt_group and @sanitalb.
‏A shoutout to Dr. Fifi Kallab and the six members of the Red Cross Youth for their enlightening awareness session on Climate Change.
‏We’re grateful to the Municipality of Amchit for efficiently dispatching the collected waste. 
‏Together, we make a difference! 💪🌿 #
‏#CleanAmchit #EnvironmentalAwareness #sustainability #ecosystems #keepitclean #cleanbeaches #بحرك_إلك #نظف_بلدك
  • Sunday, September 10th marked a significant gathering in Akkar as various associations united to answer the call of the National Cleaning Campaign initiated by the Ministry of the Environment. Grateful for the incredible community spirit where 200 volunteers gathered as early as 8:30 am, including students from @almaymounaeducation and @ruwwadlb joined hands with @lebaneseredcross, disaster reduction contingent, @raniabort Association, @discover.akkar and our dedicated @first.responder.team 
10 m³ of waste were collected by @lAmanaAlArabia Company for waste treatment to be sorted and recycled in their facilities 🙌 A massive shout out to @aquafinalebanon @taqasnacks Energy Bars, @ipt_group and @sanitalb for their in-kind donations. Together, we’re making our beachfront SHINE and we are taking action for a cleaner and a greener future!@#نظف _بلدك #CommuqityCleanup #akkarsilahsanayi #TogetherForABetterEnvironment”
#environmentalunity #itsyoursea #keepitclean #ecosystem #greenlife #greenlifestyle
  • Sunday, September 10th marked a significant gathering in Akkar as various associations united to answer the call of the National Cleaning Campaign initiated by the Ministry of the Environment. Grateful for the incredible community spirit where 200 volunteers gathered as early as 8:30 am, including students from @almaymounaeducation and @ruwwadlb joined hands with @lebaneseredcross, disaster reduction contingent, @raniabort Association, @discover.akkar and our dedicated @first.responder.team 
10 m³ of waste were collected by @lAmanaAlArabia Company for waste treatment to be sorted and recycled in their facilities 🙌 A massive shout out to @aquafinalebanon @taqasnacks Energy Bars, @ipt_group and @sanitalb for their in-kind donations. Together, we’re making our beachfront SHINE and we are taking action for a cleaner and a greener future!@#نظف _بلدك #CommuqityCleanup #akkarsilahsanayi #TogetherForABetterEnvironment”
#environmentalunity
  • “Making a Splash for a Cleaner Tomorrow! 💧🌍 Joining forces under the hashtags #cleanyourcountry and #نضف_بلدك, Swim Initiative organized a massive cleanup effort. With 60 champions from @fortistigris, 46 caring hearts from Beyt El Diyafa Association, 10 dedicated members of @paraglidingclubghermique, and 14 enthusiastic independent volunteers, we gathered at Kaslik, ATCL road. From 8:00 to 10:00 am, our united efforts resulted in an impressive 8 m3 of waste that were efficiently collected by Ramco. We express our gratitude to @sanitalb for providing bags, @aquafinalebanon for supplying water and @taqasnacks for boosting our spirits and energizing our mission with their healthy energy bars. Together, we’re creating a cleaner, greener world! 🌱🌎 #CleanUpCrew #communityaction #environmental #awareness #cleanup #sports #running #cleanyourcountry #نضف_بلدك #بحرك_الك #itsyoursea #makeadifference
  • A wonderful collaboration with @beirutmarathon and @borderlessngo, spreading environmental awareness and promoting ecosystem conservation among 200 young girls and boys. The initiative commenced with an invigorating run with the youth as part of Beirut Marathon’s #Right2Run program. Following a nutritious breakfast provided by BMA, the SWIM Initiative led a cleanup activity, introducing the youngsters to the importance of respecting nature and cultivating habits that support a cleaner environment for a sustainable future. The activity was flawlessly executed, resulting in the collection of 6m3 of waste. This achievement is attributed to the exceptional management by Borderless NGO and the unwavering dedication of the Beirut Marathon staff and @beirutcoastalcleanup support. It was a heartwarming experience with enthusiastic children who are eager to learn, engage in sports, and make a positive impact, reaffirming our commitment to fostering beneficial changes in both the realms of sports and environmental consciousness.
#right2run #positivechange #makeadifference #youth #sustainable #sdgs #environment #environmentalawareness #ecosystem #blueocean #cleansea #itsyoursea #keepitclean #بحرك_إلك_خلي_نضيف
  • In response to the people of #Fidar, @SwimInitiative has organized a cleanup at Fidar’s public beach, despite the high heat of July. Many inhabitants of the coastal village have answered to the call with great enthusiasm, showcasing their love for their hometown. In just two hours, the beach has regained its glowing beauty as the plastic bottles, foam, old shoes, and cans were removed. Inspired by the initiative, the Fidarians have pledged to organize another cleanup the next day to transform their public beach into a little paradise on earth.
#itsyoursea #keepitclean #بحرك_إلك_خلي_نضيف #cleanyourcountry #نظف_بلدك 
#Environment #awareness #fidar #lebanon #lebnen #beach #beachfront #ecosystems #globalwarming #climatechange #cleanup #volunteer #publicbeach
It’s so rewarding to see @lebamericanuni Business students taking part in the SWIM initiative for #beach #cleanup at Amchit boulevard as part of their #civic #engagement duties. Their dedication and effort to clean up the beach despite the frustration of seeing it littered again, highlight the importance of environmental stewardship. Recycling plays a crucial role in reducing the amount of plastic waste that ends up in the sea, helping to protect marine life and ecosystems. Collecting 2 cubic meters of waste is a significant achievement, and the collaboration with @amchitmunicipality to sort and dispose of the waste responsibly is essential for effective waste management. Thank you LAU Business students for your impactful work towards a cleaner and healthier environment. You are indeed the FUTURE GUARDIANS of our planet. #environment #beachfront #ecosystems #cleanup #keepitclean #civicengagement #awareness #recycling #itsyoursea #بحرك_الك
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February 10 marked a revolutionary day at Beirut Waterfront Zeituna Bay as we rallied to spread environmental awareness on World Cancer Day. We underscored the critical importance of maintaining cleanliness in our environment and public spaces to mitigate the spread of cancerous diseases, as there exists a direct correlation between air and water pollution and food contamination. In partnership with @chanceassociation presided by @dr.roula.farah, SWIM INITIATIVE led the charge to emphasize the significance of nature preservation. A remarkable 285 volunteers, including those from various NGOs and schools such as @acsbeirut @cpfofficial @eastwoodcollegek @mekhitaristschool_rawda @lebaneseredcross @caritas_lebanon_youth @caritas_lebanon @intertectra Construction Company, Foreign entities and SWIM’s dedicated volunteers, united to collect an impressive 8 cubic meters of waste in just 2 hours. Ramco workers admirably handled 2 truckloads of waste disposal. We extend our heartfelt appreciation to all individuals fighting cancer and to those who have triumphed over the disease. This successful event was made possible through the unwavering dedication of our volunteers and the generous support of @sanitalb @aquafinalebanon and @taqasnacks
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February 10 marked a revolutionary day at Beirut Waterfront Zeituna Bay as we rallied to spread environmental awareness on World Cancer Day. We underscored the critical importance of maintaining cleanliness in our environment and public spaces to mitigate the spread of cancerous diseases, as there exists a direct correlation between air and water pollution and food contamination. In partnership with @chanceassociation presided by @dr.roula.farah, SWIM INITIATIVE led the charge to emphasize the significance of nature preservation. A remarkable 285 volunteers, including those from various NGOs and schools such as @acsbeirut @cpfofficial @eastwoodcollegek @mekhitaristschool_rawda @lebaneseredcross @caritas_lebanon_youth @caritas_lebanon @intertectra Construction Company, Foreign entities and SWIM’s dedicated volunteers, united to collect an impressive 8 cubic meters of waste in just 2 hours. Ramco workers admirably handled 2 truckloads of waste disposal. We extend our heartfelt appreciation to all individuals fighting cancer and to those who have triumphed over the disease. This successful event was made possible through the unwavering dedication of our volunteers and the generous support of @sanitalb @aquafinalebanon and @taqasnacks.
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FEBRUARY 10 marked a revolutionary day at Beirut Waterfront Zeituna Bay as we rallied to spread environmental awareness on #worldcancerday. We underscored the critical importance of maintaining cleanliness in our environment and public spaces to mitigate the spread of #cancerous diseases, as there exists a direct correlation between air and water pollution and food contamination. In partnership with @chanceassociation presided by @dr.roula.farah, SWIM INITIATIVE led the charge to emphasize the significance of nature preservation. A remarkable 285 #volunteers including those from various NGOs and schools such as @acsbeirut @cpfofficial @eastwoodcollegek @collegemekhitaristes @fatherleojenanian @lebamericanuni @lebaneseredcross @caritas_lebanon_youth @caritas_lebanon @intertectra Construction Company, Foreign entities and SWIM’s dedicated volunteers, united to collect an impressive 8 cubic meters of waste in just 2 hours. @Ramco workers admirably handled 2 truckloads of waste disposal. We extend our heartfelt appreciation to all individuals fighting cancer and to those who have triumphed over the disease. This successful event was made possible through the unwavering dedication of our volunteers and the generous support of @sanitalb @aquafinalebanon and @taqasnacks.
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World Cancer Day is a significant occasion that unites millions globally each year to raise #awareness about #cancer risks, promoting health correlation with cancer-related diseases. As advocates for #health and #wellbeing we believe that taking proactive steps can make a substantial impact.
In line with this, SWIM INITIATIVE is collaborating with @chanceassociation and is organizing an awareness clean-up campaign on Saturday, FEBRUARY 10, at Beirut Waterfront near Zaytuna Bay. 
The objective is to draw attention to the environmental polluting factors such as chemicals in the air, water pollution, pesticides, carbon emissions, and carcinogenic food choices, linked to Cancer Diseases. 
Start Time at 8:30 am till 10:30 am 
Let’s Fight Cancer Together And Create A Healthier Future For Generations To Come ! 
#environment #cancer #publichealthmatters #pollution #keepitclean #saveyoursea #makeadifference #cleanup #mylebanon #beautifullebanon
World Cancer Day is a significant occasion that unites millions globally each year to raise #awareness about #cancer risks, promoting health correlation with cancer-related diseases. As advocates for #health and #wellbeing we believe that taking proactive steps can make a substantial impact. In line with this, SWIM INITIATIVE is collaborating with @chanceassociation and is organizing an awareness clean-up campaign on Saturday, FEBRUARY 10, at Beirut Waterfront near Zaytuna Bay. The objective is to draw attention to the environmental polluting factors such as chemicals in the air, water pollution, pesticides, carbon emissions, and carcinogenic food choices, linked to Cancer Diseases. Start Time at 8:30 am till 10:30 am Let’s Fight Cancer Together And Create A Healthier Future For Generations To Come ! #environment #cancer #publichealthmatters #pollution #keepitclean #saveyoursea #makeadifference #cleanup #mylebanon #beautifullebanon
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5/21
World Cancer Day is a significant occasion that unites millions globally each year to raise #awareness about #cancer risks, promoting health correlation with cancer-related diseases. As advocates for #health and #wellbeing we believe that taking proactive steps can make a substantial impact. In line with this, SWIM INITIATIVE is collaborating with @chanceassociation and is organizing an awareness clean-up campaign on Saturday, FEBRUARY 10, at Beirut Waterfront near Zaytuna Bay. The objective is to draw attention to the environmental polluting factors such as chemicals in the air, water pollution, pesticides, carbon emissions, and carcinogenic food choices, linked to Cancer Diseases. Start Time at 8:30 am till 10:30 am Let’s Fight Cancer Together And Create A Healthier Future For Generations To Come !
1 month ago
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6/21
It was a wonderful opportunity to bid farewell to 2023 with synchronized swimming that commenced @o_glacee in Batroun, Lebanon, joined by synchronized swimmings, from various cities worldwide. Starting as early as 8:30 am, 30 SWIMMERS gathered to commemorate the beautiful moments of 2023 and cleanse away the year’s adversities. Swimming a remarkable 3 kilometers in the unusually clear waters of December 30th, we welcomed 2024 with high expectations and positive HOPES ! As @swiminitiative founders, we acknowledge the immense blessing of our unparalleled community of athletes, which has become a sanctuary from life’s trials, enabling us to confront them positively and surpass our perceived limitations. Heartfelt thanks to EVERYONE for being part of SWIM’s journey and for your unwavering support. You’ve all become cherished members of our extended family! That’s PRICELESS! #newyear #goodbye2023 #hello2024 #swim #swimming #mediterranean #lebanon #mylebanon #beautifuldestinations #sea #saveyoursea #environment #community #athlethes
2 months ago
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7/21
Embracing the spirit of giving and Spreading Christmas cheer! 🎄✨ 30 wonderful people joined forces for a festive Clean Up on December 24th, promoting sustainability and unity. Gratitude to @asdouriana, Taqa Bars, Aquafina, and Ramco workers for their incredible support. Together, we collected 3m³—50% plastic, 20% paper, 10% glass, and 20% miscellaneous items.
2 months ago
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8/21
Spreading the joy of giving this Christmas! 🎄✨ On December 24th, 30 incredible souls came together for a Christmas Clean Up, championing sustainability and community. A heartfelt thank you to @asdouriana for the unwavering support, @taqasnacks for providing essential #energybars, @aquafinalebanon for the refreshing water, and the dedicated @ramco workers for their invaluable participation. Our collective effort resulted in gathering 3m³ of waste, sorting 50% plastic, 20% paper, 10% glass, and 20% other items like shoes and cloth. Let's nurture our environment for a cleaner, brighter future this Christmas and always. Merry Christmas and let's keep the spirit of cleanliness alive! 🌟🌍 #ChristmasCleanup #SustainableLiving #communityspirit #recycling #valueenvironment #spiritofgiving
2 months ago
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9/21
Amchit beachfront witnessed an inspiring day with the Scouts Clan St Jean Baptiste from Brasilia Sagesse High School! Alongside 25 dedicated members of Scouts du Liban, Swim Initiative spearheaded an effort to champion individual responsibility and foster collective action. Together, we took significant strides towards cultivating a more sustainable future for our beloved country. #community #communityservice #scout #sustainability #environment #cleanup
Amchit beachfront witnessed an inspiring day with the Scouts Clan St Jean Baptiste from Brasilia Sagesse High School! Alongside 25 dedicated members of Scouts du Liban, Swim Initiative spearheaded an effort to champion individual responsibility and foster collective action. Together, we took significant strides towards cultivating a more sustainable future for our beloved country. #community #communityservice #scout #sustainability #environment #cleanup
Amchit beachfront witnessed an inspiring day with the Scouts Clan St Jean Baptiste from Brasilia Sagesse High School! Alongside 25 dedicated members of Scouts du Liban, Swim Initiative spearheaded an effort to champion individual responsibility and foster collective action. Together, we took significant strides towards cultivating a more sustainable future for our beloved country. #community #communityservice #scout #sustainability #environment #cleanup
Amchit beachfront witnessed an inspiring day with the Scouts Clan St Jean Baptiste from Brasilia Sagesse High School! Alongside 25 dedicated members of Scouts du Liban, Swim Initiative spearheaded an effort to champion individual responsibility and foster collective action. Together, we took significant strides towards cultivating a more sustainable future for our beloved country. #community #communityservice #scout #sustainability #environment #cleanup
3 months ago
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10/21
This year’s Independence Day was truly remarkable! To mark the 80th Independence Day celebration (1943-2023), UWYTA, in collaboration with Caritas Youth, Recyco, SWIM INITIATIVE, and Œuvre d’Orient, organized a clean-up event in Ghazir Valley. The initiative aimed to raise awareness about the detrimental effects of pollution on nature. What better way to commemorate Lebanon’s 80th Independence Day than dedicating time in nature to care for the environment and give back. HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY TO OUR LEBANON 🇱🇧 #independenceday #sustainability #cleanup #naturelovers #nature #mylebanon #beautifullebanon #habibi #habibilebnen🇱🇧
3 months ago
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11/21
A GLORIOUS DAY FOR LEBANON 🇱🇧🕊️🇱🇧 The joy, love, and positive vibes that @beirutmarathon created on Sunday, November 12, are indescribable! It was a massive event that united all Lebanese, whether on the race course or at homes in front of TVs. A year-round efforts culminated in blissful, unforgettable moments, spreading messages of #peace #love and #unity beyond our borders. Hats off equally to all the marathon organizers – thank you for your dedication, determination, and belief in what you are doing. ❤️ You are the heroes of our hearts and peace instigators for our future generations. BRAVO for the 2 #recordbreaking !!!!! A heartfelt #congratulations to all our athlethe friends who made their personal best during the #marathon. A word to the Queen of Beirut Marathon @elkhalilmay “You are UNSTOPPABLE” …. May God bless all the white hands who contributed to make this wonderful race happen 🙏🏻❤️ Last but not the least we express our #gratefulness to all the @swiminitiative #volunteers who without a hint of hesitation joined us to make the #marathon one of the most #greenmarathon ever.
4 months ago
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12/21
On October 7th, SWIM INITIATIVE marked its 9th event as part of The National Cleaning Campaign #نظف_بلدك, initiated by Minister of Environment Dr. @nasser_yassine. This event was a remarkable collaboration with @las.salinas.resort aimed at raising awareness and addressing the adverse effects of climate change, pollution, and environmental neglect on our ecosystem. A total of 150 volunteers, including Las Salinas families, @starbuckslebanon employees, @lebaneseredcross disaster reduction volunteers, @groupst.catherineanfehh , members from @municipalityofanfeh and SWIM’s dedicated community, gathered in Anfeh at #RasElKalaa #Ta7telri7 to set an example for better environmental practices and shift the established mindset of littering without accountability. Meanwhile, a team of five divers undertook the task of cleaning the underwater area opposite Las Salinas Resort. The divers were taken aback by the huge volume of plastic debris on the seabed. They have committed to conducting additional underwater cleanup dives to address this pressing issue. Our precious NATURE is suffering due to irresponsible human behavior, but together, we can make a difference by acting collectively adhering to the 3 R Rules to #saveourplanet. During the cleanup, we collected an impressive 6 m3 of trash. A big thanks to @aquafinalebanon for providing water, @xxlenergylb and ice tea. To show our appreciation, volunteers were treated to a delicious Man2ouché breakfast offered by @las.salinas.resort Let’s continue to work together for a cleaner, greener future! 🌍♻️🐬🐟🐋🦀🦞🐙🐳🌿 #SWIMInitiative #EnvironmentalCleanup #communityaction #نظف_بلدك #بحرك_إلك_خلي_نضيف #individualresponsibility #collectiveworks #itsyoursea #keepitclean l
5 months ago
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13/21
On Saturday, September 30th, another day dedicated to spreading environmental #awareness unfolded against the backdrop of the National Cleaning Campaign #نظف_بلدك at the stunning Okaibé beachfront, where the #river Nahr Ibrahim gracefully meets the #sea. The event started at 9:30 am, uniting 120 volunteers from @sabis_official @bahaisoflebanon @the.pathfinders.experience.lb Pathfinders Experience, @lebanesearmy_official soldiers, and the ever-expanding community of @swiminitiative. 
Following a brief but impactful discussion on #environmental awareness and the importance of maintaining a healthy #ecosystem while combating #climatechange our dedicated volunteers embarked on a vigilant #cleanup effort. In just two hours, they managed to collect an impressive 5 metric tons of #waste. 
To streamline the process, a #humanchain was formed among all the #volunteers, facilitating the transportation of the collected waste to the main road for pickup by the @okaibemunicipality. 
As climate change steadily increases and we find ourselves in a pivotal position to enact #positivechange, let us shift our #mindsets and adopt a #sustainable environmental attitude. The enhanced #greenhouse effect, which traps heat in our atmosphere, is a natural phenomenon vital for sustaining life on #earth. However, the increase in greenhouse gas concentrations is contributing to climate change and #globalwarming.
Join us in making a meaningful impact on our environment. Together, we can be the generation that makes a difference. 🌍 #ClimateAction #environmentalawareness 
Big thanks to our sponsors @aquafinalebanon @taqasnacks @sanitalb @ipt_group
On Saturday, September 30th, another day dedicated to spreading environmental #awareness unfolded against the backdrop of the National Cleaning Campaign #نظف_بلدك at the stunning Okaibé beachfront, where the #river Nahr Ibrahim gracefully meets the #sea. The event started at 9:30 am, uniting 120 volunteers from @sabis_official @bahaisoflebanon @the.pathfinders.experience.lb Pathfinders Experience, @lebanesearmy_official soldiers, and the ever-expanding community of @swiminitiative. Following a brief but impactful discussion on #environmental awareness and the importance of maintaining a healthy #ecosystem while combating #climatechange our dedicated volunteers embarked on a vigilant #cleanup effort. In just two hours, they managed to collect an impressive 5 metric tons of #waste. To streamline the process, a #humanchain was formed among all the #volunteers, facilitating the transportation of the collected waste to the main road for pickup by the @okaibemunicipality. As climate change steadily increases and we find ourselves in a pivotal position to enact #positivechange, let us shift our #mindsets and adopt a #sustainable environmental attitude. The enhanced #greenhouse effect, which traps heat in our atmosphere, is a natural phenomenon vital for sustaining life on #earth. However, the increase in greenhouse gas concentrations is contributing to climate change and #globalwarming. Join us in making a meaningful impact on our environment. Together, we can be the generation that makes a difference. 🌍 #ClimateAction #environmentalawareness Big thanks to our sponsors @aquafinalebanon @taqasnacks @sanitalb @ipt_group
5 months ago
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14/21
As part of the #نظف_بلدك National Cleaning Campaign, Swim Initiative organized a #beachfront #cleanup at Hannouche Beachfront in Hamat. The power of community was on full display as 65 dedicated individuals came together! 🇵🇭 The Philippine Embassy, led by the esteemed Ambassador, staff members and their community, joined hands with us. @taqasnacks’ incredible team and their families stepped up. @heartwiselebanon NGO, our new volunteers, made a meaningful impact. Meanwhile, @tourleb the socially responsible cultural tour team, was hard at work cleaning the Ottoman road just above the tunnel of Ras El Cheqaa. They did a fantastic job, restoring a heritage location with historical significance from the Umayyad days to the Crusaders and the Ottoman era. We believe that by forging strong #partnerships with entities that share our values, we can influence mindsets and work towards a more sustainable future for generations to come. The cleanup effort resulted in the removal of 7 m3 of trash, including plastic, cans, chip bags, and glass bottles. A heartfelt thank you to our incredible sponsors who made it all possible: @taqasnacks @aquafinalebanon @ipt_group and @sanitalb Your support is truly precious. #environment #sustainability #future #ecosystem #safeplanet #clean #نظف_بلدك
5 months ago
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15/21
‏Sunday, September 17th in Amchit: A day with a Purpose and an Action for the National Cleaning campaign #نظف_بلدك ! ‏225 volunteers were united to clean up #amchit beachfront, collecting a remarkable 19 m3 of trash. Our incredible Zone Managers took charge: ‏Zone 2: @raniaelbortkettaneh along with @n_aouad, @naylaaoun @sophiechable @candice_jarjoura and triathlete exterminators from @fortistigris. ‏Zone 3: Heroes of @fmps.holding ‏Zone 4: Philippine Embassy Team, echoing the Maritime Archipelagic Awareness month #MANAMo advocacy. ‏Zone 5: Dedicated volunteers from Indevco and kamikaze champs from @the.pathfinders.experience.lb, along with the fantastic team from the #USEmbassy. ‏Zone 6: Committed members of the @lebaneseredcross youth and @lau_students. ‏A heartfelt thanks to our zone managers @youmnabaroudi @jenny.maksoud @joyawehbeh @nicole_feghali @marie.reineghantouss @may.farra.5 @soumayamerhi🙏 ‏Loads of gratitude to our sponsors: @aquafinalebanon @taqasnacks @xxlenergylb , @ipt_group and @sanitalb. ‏A shoutout to Dr. Fifi Kallab and the six members of the Red Cross Youth for their enlightening awareness session on Climate Change. ‏We’re grateful to the Municipality of Amchit for efficiently dispatching the collected waste. ‏Together, we make a difference! 💪🌿 # ‏#CleanAmchit #EnvironmentalAwareness #sustainability #ecosystems #keepitclean #cleanbeaches #بحرك_إلك #نظف_بلدك
5 months ago
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16/21
Sunday, September 10th marked a significant gathering in Akkar as various associations united to answer the call of the National Cleaning Campaign initiated by the Ministry of the Environment. Grateful for the incredible community spirit where 200 volunteers gathered as early as 8:30 am, including students from @almaymounaeducation and @ruwwadlb joined hands with @lebaneseredcross, disaster reduction contingent, @raniabort Association, @discover.akkar and our dedicated @first.responder.team 10 m³ of waste were collected by @lAmanaAlArabia Company for waste treatment to be sorted and recycled in their facilities 🙌 A massive shout out to @aquafinalebanon @taqasnacks Energy Bars, @ipt_group and @sanitalb for their in-kind donations. Together, we’re making our beachfront SHINE and we are taking action for a cleaner and a greener future!@#نظف _بلدك #CommuqityCleanup #akkarsilahsanayi #TogetherForABetterEnvironment” #environmentalunity #itsyoursea #keepitclean #ecosystem #greenlife #greenlifestyle
6 months ago
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17/21
Sunday, September 10th marked a significant gathering in Akkar as various associations united to answer the call of the National Cleaning Campaign initiated by the Ministry of the Environment. Grateful for the incredible community spirit where 200 volunteers gathered as early as 8:30 am, including students from @almaymounaeducation and @ruwwadlb joined hands with @lebaneseredcross, disaster reduction contingent, @raniabort Association, @discover.akkar and our dedicated @first.responder.team 10 m³ of waste were collected by @lAmanaAlArabia Company for waste treatment to be sorted and recycled in their facilities 🙌 A massive shout out to @aquafinalebanon @taqasnacks Energy Bars, @ipt_group and @sanitalb for their in-kind donations. Together, we’re making our beachfront SHINE and we are taking action for a cleaner and a greener future!@#نظف _بلدك #CommuqityCleanup #akkarsilahsanayi #TogetherForABetterEnvironment” #environmentalunity
6 months ago
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18/21
“Making a Splash for a Cleaner Tomorrow! 💧🌍 Joining forces under the hashtags #cleanyourcountry and #نضف_بلدك, Swim Initiative organized a massive cleanup effort. With 60 champions from @fortistigris, 46 caring hearts from Beyt El Diyafa Association, 10 dedicated members of @paraglidingclubghermique, and 14 enthusiastic independent volunteers, we gathered at Kaslik, ATCL road. From 8:00 to 10:00 am, our united efforts resulted in an impressive 8 m3 of waste that were efficiently collected by Ramco. We express our gratitude to @sanitalb for providing bags, @aquafinalebanon for supplying water and @taqasnacks for boosting our spirits and energizing our mission with their healthy energy bars. Together, we’re creating a cleaner, greener world! 🌱🌎 #CleanUpCrew #communityaction #environmental #awareness #cleanup #sports #running #cleanyourcountry #نضف_بلدك #بحرك_الك #itsyoursea #makeadifference
6 months ago
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19/21
A wonderful collaboration with @beirutmarathon and @borderlessngo, spreading environmental awareness and promoting ecosystem conservation among 200 young girls and boys. The initiative commenced with an invigorating run with the youth as part of Beirut Marathon’s #Right2Run program. Following a nutritious breakfast provided by BMA, the SWIM Initiative led a cleanup activity, introducing the youngsters to the importance of respecting nature and cultivating habits that support a cleaner environment for a sustainable future. The activity was flawlessly executed, resulting in the collection of 6m3 of waste. This achievement is attributed to the exceptional management by Borderless NGO and the unwavering dedication of the Beirut Marathon staff and @beirutcoastalcleanup support. It was a heartwarming experience with enthusiastic children who are eager to learn, engage in sports, and make a positive impact, reaffirming our commitment to fostering beneficial changes in both the realms of sports and environmental consciousness. #right2run #positivechange #makeadifference #youth #sustainable #sdgs #environment #environmentalawareness #ecosystem #blueocean #cleansea #itsyoursea #keepitclean #بحرك_إلك_خلي_نضيف
7 months ago
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20/21
In response to the people of #Fidar, @SwimInitiative has organized a cleanup at Fidar’s public beach, despite the high heat of July. Many inhabitants of the coastal village have answered to the call with great enthusiasm, showcasing their love for their hometown. In just two hours, the beach has regained its glowing beauty as the plastic bottles, foam, old shoes, and cans were removed. Inspired by the initiative, the Fidarians have pledged to organize another cleanup the next day to transform their public beach into a little paradise on earth. #itsyoursea #keepitclean #بحرك_إلك_خلي_نضيف #cleanyourcountry #نظف_بلدك #Environment #awareness #fidar #lebanon #lebnen #beach #beachfront #ecosystems #globalwarming #climatechange #cleanup #volunteer #publicbeach
8 months ago
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21/21
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