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Notre Dame de La Sainte Famille Maronite – Tuition Aid

Published October 2021
Programme
Tuition Aid
Project description
Subsidising school fees
Project status
Ongoing
Location
Mejdlaya, North 34.417 35.873
Local partner
Alphabetical Order
Sponsored school
Notre Dame de La Sainte Famille Maronite -Mejdlaya
Curriculum taught
lebanese
Language(s) of instruction
Arabic - French
Tuition bracket
LBP 5,000,000 - 6,500,000

Alphabetical Order supports underprivileged children at Notre Dame de La Sainte Famille Maronite – Mejdlaya, through grants and tuition fee subsidies. Our work with the school’s underprivileged students and their families began at 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 successive years of 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 secure funding to safeguard the futures of these children and extend help to an ever-increasing number every year.

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

“Our Lady’s School of the Sisters of the Holy Family was established in Mejdlaya in 1940. In the beginning, it was a free elementary school run by the diocese of Tripoli. During the Lebanese war, it was destroyed, but the Sisters insisted on the survival and spread of their educational mission. In 1972, the congregation bought a piece of land and built a new building. Since that year, the new building has become the Lady’s School in Mejdlaya. In 1979, the ownership was transferred from the Maronite Diocese of Tripoli to the Holy Family congregation. In 1981 it became a primary school and later became a high school.

The school attracts students from neighbouring Tripoli or Zgharta. It is recognised for the quality of its education, and for the values, virtues and principles it instils in its students. Sainte Famille Mejdlaya aims to nurture open-minded, courageous and accepting human beings, as well as to cultivate in the hearts of its students a spirit of faith and commitment. It is a Christian institution working with the teachings of Christ and trying to be a model of Christian and Muslim coexistence.”

 

 

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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.

169

Students funded

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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.
169

Tuition Aid applications approved

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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.
22

Schools sponsored

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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.
23

Projects started

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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.
Proving our impact
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.