Supporting the Kayany Foundation
Teach for Hope is a non profit organization raising funds to support the construction of secular schools for Syrian refugee children in Lebanon, Bekaa. The organization supports the incredible work of the KAYANY Foundation, lead by its founder Nora Joumblatt.
To comply with Lebanese policy, schools opened in the camps must be able to be dismantled within a few days – the Lebanese authorities don’t want the refugees to settle permanently in Lebanon. KAYANY did not want to shelter the students in makeshift tents which are not appropriated for a proper education.
Therefore prefabricated classrooms have been developed: each class is heated thanks to a stove during the harsh winter. There are 7 or 8 classrooms, bathrooms, and, when possible, a library in each school. The classrooms are built around a playground.
The school is intentionally separated from the camp with a gate and a fence to make it a special place in the minds of families and children.