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Ecole Saint Antoine de Padoue, Karmsaddeh – Tuition Aid

Published November 2021
Tuition Aid
Project description
Subsidising school fees
Project status
Karmsaddeh 34.309 35.892
Local partner
Alphabetical Order
Sponsored school
Ecole Saint Antoine de Padoue
Curriculum taught
Language(s) of instruction
French, English and Arabic

Alphabetical Order supports underprivileged children at École Saint Antoine de Padoue, Karmsaddeh, through grants and tuition fee subsidies. Our work with the school’s students and their families facing hardship began with the start of the 2021-2022 academic year. We are conscious of the critical importance of the task that lies ahead as we work to secure grant funding for the children. In the current disastrous economic circumstances, many families of students at the school are in need of support. Our volunteers are working around the clock to raise funds to safeguard the future of these children.

In Lebanon, hundreds of thousands of schoolchildren may soon be forced to drop out of school as poverty struck families can no longer afford the cost of education following the economic collapse of their country. This is an unprecedented catastrophe in a country that until recently prided itself on the quality of its education.

We strongly believe that education is the only effective way out of poverty. It is integral as it transforms the fabric of society, promotes free will and independent thinking and brings about improved social and economic wellbeing.


About the School

Established in 1947 by the Maronite Archdiocese of Tripoli, Saint Anthony of Padua- KarmSaddeh school is dedicated to offering the best education to young learners, serving and integrating students with special needs, discovering different abilities, and building leaders of the future. It welcomes students from various social, educational and financial backgrounds from the North of Lebanon; thus, promoting a safe integrated environment for all.
Half of the school’s 210 students are orphans residing at the orphanage of Saint Anthony, part of the diocese. The orphanage is the permanent home for students spending their days at Saint Anthony of Padua school.
Today the school suffers amidst the economic and health crisis Lebanon is going through. As an essential part of the society, Saint Anthony of Padua school is standing alongside students, parents and educators to help carry the burden and survive these hard times. Whether through its complementary orphanage, financial aid support, or even through supplying books and stationery to students, the school is managing to accomplish as much as it can.


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400,000 children are being left out of school due to poverty, and 745,000 Lebanese families struggle to afford education for their children.

We’ve been on a mission to help Lebanese children pursue an education. With the backing of generous supporters like you, we will achieve our aims.


Students funded

Students funded
This number represents all students that have been allocated grant funding or tuition subsidies by Alphabetical Order. It includes students that have benefited from one-off and multi-year aid allocations. This number is dynamic, and we update it periodically as we receive current information from the field.

Tuition Aid applications approved

Tuition Aid applications approved
This number represents the sum of all annual tuition grants made by Alphabetical Order. This number is dynamic, and we update it periodically as we receive current information from the field.

Schools sponsored

Schools sponsored
This number represents all schools whose students may apply to Alphabetical Order for tuition aid. These schools are each vetted then listed on our fundraising platform. This number is dynamic, and we update it periodically as we receive current information from the field.

Projects started

Projects started
This number represents all education and relief projects funded by Alphabetical Order. It includes completed projects and those that are still ongoing. This number is dynamic, and we update it periodically as we receive current information from the field.
How we work
Our teams work to identify and manage education based projects serving lower-income families across the country. We work with these families, students, schools and other stakeholders to advance education in Lebanon.
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From the outset we’ve provided photos and GPS coordinates for every Alphabetical Order project. You can find all project details on the map above.