National Geographic : 1963 Dec
LEBANON Tawny flock of sheep drifts across a plain beneath the snow-helmeted Lebanon Range. En route to the Ro man ruins of Baalbek (page 829), the author saw scenes such as this-a pattern of life little changed from ancient times. But in Beirut she found the YWCA hard at work to give women a secure place in the 20th century. Founded in 1911,the Leb anese YWCA did much to help Armenian refugees left homeless in World War I. During the 1920's the asso ciation conducted night schools for working girls of the Moslem, Jewish, and Christian faiths. In today's stepped-up pro gram, YWCA classes in lan guage and office practices enroll some 270 students, and YWCA committees work for child-labor laws and better job opportunities for women. Word-building game gives Beirut Y-Teen members a chance to practice English.