BEIRUT – In the wake of Lebanon’s economic collapse, which has had devastating impact on education, Teach A Child, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to ensuring that all underprivileged Lebanese children have access to quality education, regardless of their background or circumstances.
The current crisis has forced many children out of learning, depriving them of the ability to envision a better future. Teach A Child firmly believes that no child should be left behind, especially during these challenging times. Over the past 12 years, the organization has provided education to over 4,000 students from all regions of Lebanon.
In 2022 alone, Teach A child supported 930 students, including 535 girls and 395 boys, across more than 210 educational institutions. These institutions include 93 private and 117 public schools spread throughout Lebanon. The comprehensive support provided by Teach A Child covers various expenses, such as registration fees, compulsory parent committee fees, books, stationery, tablets, uniforms, and transportation aid.
For the academic year 2023-2024, Teach A Child remains committed more than ever to ensuring that every underprivileged child has access to quality education, despite the projected rise in the average cost of education to $550. This increase is primary due to adjustment in fees, increased tuition costs, and a shift towards using USD.
Teach A Child understands the importance of education in transforming lives and breaking the cycle of poverty. The organization firmly believes that no child should be deprived of their right to learn and grow, regardless of their financial circumstances. Therefore, despite the challenges posed by the economic situation, Teach A Child continues to work tirelessly to support underprivileged students throughout Lebanon. Lina Assaf, Teach A Child’s President affirms that “Our mission is not only humanitarian, but also social as well as national. Every student we help becomes an active member of society and contributes to building a better country for all.”
While the need is substantial, Teach A Child continues to thrive with the support of donors, corporations and institutions who share their vision for a better future for Lebanon’s younger generations. The NGO will be organizing its annual dinner on July 18th, providing an opportunity to celebrate achievements and raise funds to sustain its mission of education for all.
Maya Es-Said, Teach A Child’s Vice President highlights the importance of investing in youth education, stating, “In times of crisis, only an educated nation can rise and survive. We urge you to invest in the education of our youth, granting them their right to grow and develop, breaking free from the shackles of poverty and ignorance.”
TAC’s Vision: 0% Dropout Rate
Teach A Child believes that education stands at the heart of sustainable social and economic development. However, a recent UN research shows that 30% of those aged 15-24 in Lebanon have dropped out of educational institutions, resulting in a generational loss of knowledge and potential. Teach A Child is more focused than ever to achieve a zero percent drop-out rate and bring children back to classrooms, providing quality education that enables youth to reach their full potential and become productive citizens.
About Teach A Child
Teach A Child is a non-profit organization that provides access to education for underprivileged students across Lebanon by covering all the expenses related to their education regardless of their gender, religion, location, or performance. Strongly believing that children belong in schools to build a winning future nation, Teach A Child lobbies for the full implementation of compulsory education legislation and strives to improve school premises and facilities.
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