George And Amal Clooney Are Planning To Open Schools For Refugees In Lebanon

BY Ella Alexander / Aug 2 2017 / 14:30 PM

The couple's generous act aims to help Syrian refugees who have fled to the country

George And Amal Clooney Are Planning To Open Schools For Refugees In Lebanon
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George and Amal Clooney will help fund seven schools for 3,000 Syrian refugees, who have escaped to Lebanon.

The UN say that 200,000 children are not receiving an education after fleeing the conflict in neighbouring Syria. The Clooney Foundation for Justice has teamed up with Google and HP Inc to finance the schools.

"We don't want to lose an entire generation because they had the bad luck of being born in the wrong place at the wrong time," said the Clooneys, who have just welcomed twins, in a joint statement. "Thousands of young Syrian refugees are at risk – the risk of never being a productive part of society. Formal education can help change that."

The couple have donated $3.5 million which will go towards transportation, school supplies, computers, content, curriculum and teacher training. The 'second shift' public schools will educate children through a series of afternoon classes.

Via Harper's Bazaar UK