Actor George Clooney and his wife Amal have announced their Foundation for Justice united its efforts with Google and HP to help 3,000 Syrian refugee children to go to school in Lebanon. A donation estimated $3.25 million will be spent on transportation, school supplies, computers, content, curriculum and teacher training, the Guardian writes.
Previously, the UN children’s agency Unicef together with Lebanon’s ministry of education reported to have opened the so-called “second shift” schools with additional afternoon classes for the Syrian children in the country.
“We don’t want to lose and entire generation because they had the bad luck of being born in the wrong place at the wrong time. Thousands of Syrian refugees are at risk – the risk of never being a productive part of society,” George and Amal Clooney said in a statement. “Formal education can help change that”.
According to the UN, 200,000 of 500,000 Syrian refugee children in Lebanon are not receiving education.