George and Amal Clooney’s foundation, The Clooney Foundation for Justice, will sponsor 7 public schools in Lebanon to support the education of Syrian refugees. Through a donation of $2.25 million, 3,000 school-aged Syrians will be able to attend school. According to the United Nations, there are 200,000 out-of-school Syrian refugees. The donation includes a $1 million technology grant from HP Inc. and a generous amount from Google.org. Also, the Minister of Education in Lebanon Marwan Hamade announced that the Lebanese Government is grateful for the initiative of The Clooney Foundation for Justice. So this amount will be used to develop a curriculum and train the teachers. To note, Syrian refugees who are attending Lebanese schools are having a difficulty with language. In fact, the language of instruction in Syria is Arabic, whereas, in Lebanon, it’s either English or French. For that reason, special attention should be paid to Syrian students to ensure that they go with the flow. This donation will not only contribute to the curriculum but also cover a lot of fees, such as transportation, school supplies, and computers.
Amal’s contribution to the education of Lebanese girls
The British barrister of Lebanese heritage Amal Clooney launched the “Amal Clooney Scholarship” two years ago. Through this scholarship, one female Lebanese student will get the unique opportunity to study at UWC Dilijan College in Armenia. In fact, UWC Dilijan is the 14th member of the UWC movement and a world-renowned international boarding school that offers an International Baccalaureate Diploma. The first recipient of this scholarship is Pamela Tebchrany who graduated at the top of her class. She wishes to pursue a career in human rights. Recipients will be selected every year. Also, future applicants should show an exemplary academic performance. In addition to that, they should show an interest in working in the field of human rights and international issues.