Warch(ée) designs with an environmental aspect and a circular economy system based on zero wood waste, from nature to nature: wood on wood joinery and details, no chemicals, no metals.
Warch(ée) operates as a sustainable social enterprise.
In laying the foundation for the NGO Warch(ée), architect Anastasia El-Rouss wanted to create inclusive training and work opportunities, opening up certain sectors to women that they rarely have access to, including the still male-dominated building and construction industry.
She has been joined and supported in this project by many governmental and non-governmental organizations, as well as local and international associations.
Warch(ee)’s goal is to help identify women interested in these careers and provide them with the right tools and skills to be able to find a job in the construction sector.
The NGO will divide construction jobs into two categories:
craftswomen and technicians
Architects, Engineers, Landscape Architects, Urban Planners, women who choose these careers are often confronted with an imbalance of opportunities. Warch(ee) supports them by working to facilitate their access to projects and by surrounding them with perfectly trained female teams.
Anastasia Elrouss - Founder, President
Michèle Laruë-Charlus - Advisory Board, Territory Consultant
Nathalie Dib - Advisory Board, Strategy & Management Consultant
Fifi Abou Dib - Communication & Media Advisor
– 1993 to date: Journalist, author and translator. Since 2000, she signs the weekly column “Impression” in the French speaking Lebanese daily L’Orient Le Jour, and sheds the light on fashion and lifestyle news and young designers.
– 2009 to 2019: Editor-in-chief of the bi-monthly fashion and lifestyle magazine L’Officiel-Levant.
– 2019-2020: Associate Editor-in-Chief of Cedar Wings, Middle East Airlines’ bi-monthly in-flight magazine.
– 2015 to date: Book reviewer for the monthly L’Orient littéraire.
– Translations from Arabic to French:
Le Pain (2010)
Dans les meules de Beyrouth (2012)
– Au petit bonheur (2004, L’Orient Le Jour editions) -D’autres ont des cyclones (2008, L’Orient Le Jour editions).
– Crime d’innocence (Dar An-Nahar 2007, for Amnesty International).
– Several exhibition catalogs, biographies, various studies and collective works.