$10m donation for refugees' education

GMT 10:45 2015 Sunday ,13 September

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Minister Elias Bou Saab
Beirut - NNA

National Education and Higher Education Minister, Elias Bou Saab, and US Ambassador to Lebanon, David Hale, held a joint press conference on Friday at the Education Ministry, whereby he announced his country's donation of $10 million to support the ministry plan in offering education for Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

"The donation is a US contribution to the education fund affiliated to Unicef in Lebanon to register children in schools," the diplomat said, adding that this donation falls in the framework of UN programs to guarantee long term educational opportunities.

He pointed out that this project would be executed all over the country, and secures education to children from nursery to brevet certificate.

For his part, Minister Bou Saab thanked to the United States for this donation and their continuous support.

He also emphasized on the importance to give refugees hope in a time where the country was facing a serious crisis due to the influx of more than 1 million refugees, 450 000 amongst them were children.

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