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
Why is it crucial to help children get an education in Lebanon?
Over 1.2 million school-age children have had their education disrupted in 2020 alone in Lebanon, 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.