BEIRUT: A blend of cultures and cuisines was on display in Verdun Sunday for the launch of SGR, an NGO that hopes to forge ties between Lebanese and the country’s migrant communities.

The SGR Team is a group of women from a variety of different backgrounds who started the organization to offer free educational services, including English and Arabic classes, to migrants in Lebanon.

The classes, held at a center in Verdun, are also open to Lebanese citizens. Founding member Ghada Khairy said she hopes their classes will promote cultural exchange between Lebanese and migrant communities.