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Saint Joseph High School for Antonine Sisters, Zahle – Ksara – Tuition Aid

Published January 2022
Tuition Aid
Project description
Subsidising school fees
Project status
Local partner
Alphabetical Order
Sponsored school
Saint Joseph High School for Antonine Sisters
School established
Curriculum taught
Language(s) of instruction
Arabic, French and English
Tuition bracket
LBP 3,775,000 - 4,540,000

Alphabetical Order supports underprivileged children at Saint Joseph High School for Antonine Sisters in Zahle-Ksara, 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 be forced to drop out of school as poverty struck families can no longer afford the cost of education following the economic collapse of the 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

As the school year got underway, some parents of special needs children in Lebanon were breathing a sigh of relief that their children will return to in-person classes. The economic situation has left many families — along with the schools that serve them — in a precarious situation.
The social impact is noticeable when a household’s income is reduced. This translates into an increase in family breakdowns with higher divorce rates and more suicides as well as health problems due to pressure and stress. The impact on children is massive.
The crisis in Lebanon further threatens school operations as educational institutions struggle to secure fuel for buses, heating and electricity. Furthermore, we are noting an increase in student special needs in many areas such as developmental delays, sensory impairments, behavioral and emotional disorders.
Antonine School in Ksara aims and strives to provide specialist teachers in all areas as parents cannot afford to go to private clinics for therapy.

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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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