9 ACCREDITED SCHOOLS
Kayany established 9 GHATA portable schools, bringing quality education to the most vulnerable Syrian Refugee Children residing in Informal Tented Settlements (ITSs) in the Bekaa Valley.
Telyani and Nahreya 2014 - 2015
Kayany established two schools: The Teach for Hope Syria school and the Kuzbari – Rotary Germany school. Kayany formed a partnership with JESUITE REFUGEE SERVICE to coordinate in the administration of the schools in the Bar Elias area.
Telyani and Nahreya
- The Lebanese official curriculum is provided to students from grades 1 to 6.
- Child Protection and Psychosocial Support sessions are provided at each school by trained staff. Cases that need further support are referred to specialized organizations.
- Capacity Building through providing regular teacher training with experts from AUB and UNESCO.
PRIMARY - FRIENDS OF KAYANY2015
Following a successful partnership with AUB-CCECS, Kayany Foundation was chosen to be its implementing partner to construct and operate two new schools in Majdel Anjar and Saadnayel. The project is divided into four components: education, child protection, nutrition, and food safety. Education experts from AUB train the teachers on classroom management and child-centered teaching methods.
MALALA – KFAS 2015
NOBEL PRIZE WINNER MALALA YOUSAFZAI, established her first all-girls school in Lebanon in partnership with Kayany during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on her 18th birthday. The school teaches the official Lebanese curriculum, and offers vocational skills trainings. They also receive important youth and women protection programs to strengthen resilience against various kinds of exploitation, increase job opportunities, and help them avoid forced early marriage. A second school was established through Malala Fund in 2016, which is now being funded by the Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS). The girls are provided with accredited education from grade 7 to 9, along vocational trainings in computer literacy, nurse’s aide, sewing, embroidery, hairdressing and cosmetics. Upon graduation students receive a certificate of accreditation from the Lebanese Ministry of Education and Higher Education. The first Malala school is now being supported through a partnership between the UNWFPA and Friends of Kayany.
MEKSI – BOGHOSSIAN FOUNDATION January 2017
Kayany established a new school in Meksi. It provides education to 570 Syrian refugee children ages 6 to 14. The school was built with funds provided by the Boghossian Foundation and Rotary Germany.
UNESCO MIDDLE SCHOOL FOR GIRLS - FRIENDS OF KAYANY October 2017
Kayany Foundation opened the UNITED NATIONS WOMEN FOR PEACE ASSOCIATION (UNWFPA) School for Syrian Refugee Girls, an educational and vocational school for 160 adolescent girls who had been missing their education as a result of the conflict in Syria. The school is funded by the United Nations Women for Peace Association through a partnership with FRIENDS OF KAYANY, Inc., a US nonprofit organization that shares the charitable mission of educating Syrian refugee children in Lebanon.
UNESCO MIDDLE SCHOOLS April 2019
Within the framework of the UNESCO’s project “Supporting the Completion of Basic Education for Syrian Refugees in Lebanon” – funded by King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center, we have established two new UNESCO Middle Schools in Saadnayel and in Mekseh. The schools teach the official Lebanese curriculum to 250 Syrian refugees ages 11 to 18.
UNESCO MIDDLE SCHOOLS