George and Amal Clooney to help fund Syrian refugee schools in Lebanon
Donation from Clooneys, Google and HP will pay for transport, supplies, computers, content, curriculum and teacher training
George and Amal Clooney have said they will help 3,000 Syrian refugee children go to school this year in Lebanon, where the United Nations says 200,000 children are not receiving an education after fleeing the war in neighbouring Syria.
The Clooney Foundation for Justice said it has teamed up with Google and HP Inc to help the UN childrens agency, Unicef, and the Lebanese ministry of education open seven so-called second shift schools for Syrian refugee children.
Lebanon has more than a million Syrian refugees, including nearly 500,000 children. It is educating Syrian children in public schools through a second shift system of additional afternoon classes exclusively for them.
We dont want to lose an entire generation because they had the bad luck of being born in the wrong place at the wrong time, said Oscar-winning actor George Clooney and international human rights lawyer Amal Clooney, who gave birth to twins last month.