Actor George Clooney and his wife Amal, a human rights lawyer will soon bring international thousand Syrian refugee children back to school.
Charitable Foundation Clooney Foundation for Justice of the couple has partnered with UNICEF to conduct this meaningful program.
Company Google has donated US $ 2.25 million for seven public schools in Lebanon. In turn, many refugee children will be in school here. HP computer company additional funding of $ 1 million. George Clooney’s charity does not build new schools, but only invest in the available fields.
School hours will be flexible so that students can gain admission refugees. They will begin enrollment and admissions from June 9. The public schools in Lebanon have received refugee students will apply two parallel systems, morning and afternoon shifts. UNICEF spokeswoman, Ms. Lauren Davitt share.
Lebanese students attend school in the morning, the second shift in the afternoon for refugee students. This approach allows the increased number of students, but not increase the number of classrooms.
“The support of Clooney to help support the cost of learning for 3,000 children initially Syria. Teacher salaries and the cost of textbooks is also covered funds “- said Mrs. Davitt.
George Clooney confided on a news bulletin: “The children participate in learning will escape the risk of becoming a burden to family and society. To benefit from normal education will help change all. That is the purpose of this initiative. We do not want a generation of children are lost because only untimely born in a country at war. ”
Currently, there are over 5 million Syrian refugees in the world, particularly in Lebanon 1 million and of these, 200,000 children do not attend school (data from the UN High Commissioner for Refugees UNHCR).
George Clooney and Amal Clooney Clooney Foundation for Justice established in 2016 to “advocate for justice in the community, courts and schools in the world”.