The true wealth of a nation lies not in its gold or silver but in its learning,
wisdom, and in the uprightness of its sons
Over 1.2 million school-age children have had their education disrupted in 2020 alone, with 400,000 children being left out of school as a result of poverty and other factors.
(Source: UN OCHA Emergency Response Plan 2021-2022)
The multidimensional poverty rate in Lebanon doubled from 42 per cent in 2019 to 82 per cent of the total population in 2021, with nearly 4 million people living in multidimensional poverty. They represent about 1 million households, including 77 per cent, or approximately 745,000, of Lebanese-national households (ESCWA).
The economic crisis is forcing families to adapt their livelihood-related coping strategies. This includes: for 50 per cent among them reducing household expenditure on education (WFP 2021), for 15 per cent among them un-enrolling children from the schools (UNICEF) and for 9 per cent among them sending children to work (UNICEF).
Why Education? because Lebanon cannot afford to lose a generation.
Today more than ever, it needs an educated youth to tackle the problems the country is facing and build a better future for the next generations.