France’s Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian just pledged €15 million (roughly over $17 million) to save Francophone schools in Lebanon.
“We will not allow the education sector to collapse,” he said in a conference in Mechref. He stressed that France will not abandon the Lebanese youth during these tough times.
Many schools in Lebanon have had to layoff staff and others closed down due to the financial crisis. similarly, many parents have had to switch their kids to public schools after being unable to pay the soaring tuition of private schools.
“We will hardly be able to receive all the learners in public schools, especially in the most crowded areas, which may compel us to rent new buildings in the absence of funds for rental and resignation,” he issued.
Now, France’s aid will rescue over 40 Francophone and French schools.
In Lebanon, it is unfortunately common to see donations evaporate in thin air. Hopefully, Lebanon’s French schools will make the best use of the funds.
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