The George Kossaifi Organization

Last modified: 
09/03/2018 - 12:39pm

The core of TGKO’ is inspired by the work of the late George Kossaifi, whose lifelong commitment and firm belief in the need to promote social and human development, democracy and co-existence, led him to be a dedicated advocate and social scientist for over forty-five years of his life on a national, regional and international level. 

TGKO was founded by the daughters of George Kossaifi, Rana and Leena, after his passing on 23 August 2014, subsequent to his courageous battle with liver cancer, in his hometown Byblos. They had always been inspired by their father’s immense dedication to his resilient work ethics and strong belief in doing good for others that they were naturally inclined to follow in his footsteps and continue his journey.

One of Dr. George Kossaifi's main contribution was an action plan on how to transform Lebanon towards a non-confessional society. 

Current project: Equip Cetner for Employers and Migrant Domestic Workers

TGKO's first project Equip, is a social enterprise that aims to improve and professionalize the employment relationship between migrant domestic workers and their employers. For some time now, employment relationships are terminating badly and even abusively, leaving both women at loss, especially the domestic worker. 

Equip therefore is a resourceful centre that offers employers of domestic workers over a dozen needs-based services designed to increase communication, management, vocational and mediation skills between both women.

Once the foundation for a successful relationship is set in stone, then there is less room for frustration, conflict and ultimately abuse- and that is our ultimate goal!

Organisation Type: 
Local Civil Society Organisation
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Intervention Sector(s): 
Labor & Livelihoods
Migrant Workers
Contact person's position: 
Co-Founder & Director
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Contact person's phone number: 
New Martakla
Baabda , Mount Lebanon
Phone: +96170514205
Mount Lebanon LB
New Martakla
Contact person's name: 
Leena Ksaifi


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Equip is a young and aspiring social enterprise that aims to build ethical employment relationships between employers and domestic workers in Lebanon. 

The project ‘Equip’, aims to position itself as a resourceful center that provides ethical and practical information and guidance to employers, on how to have ethical employment relationships. To incentivize and encourage employers to trust in Equip (since this is a new idea/approach), Equip offers needs-based services that will attract and benefit the employer, the worker, and thus the overall employment relationship. 

Once we have access to the live-in DW we can then learn about her working and living conditions, help her find solutions, negotiate with the employer, and finally provide her with opportunities to develop her personal and professional skills. 


Saturday, 31 March 2018


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