Hollywood movie star George Clooney and his wife, Amal, plan to help nearly 3,000 Syrian refugee children go to school this year in Lebanon.
The education of the refugee children will be funded through a &2.25 million partnership announced by the Clooney Foundation for Justice with Google, in addition to a $1 million technology grant from HP.
The partnership with UNICEF aims to help seven public schools educate the students.
According to the Clooneys, the project will also support a pilot of technology tools in these schools for refugee and Lebanese children.
“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 said in a statement.
Lebanon is home to more than one million Syrian refugees, including over 500,000 children, who fled a vicious civil war that broke out in Syria in 2011.
According to the UN, around 200,000 Syrian refugee children are out of education. Human Rights Watch estimates the number at more than 250,000.
Here is what others are also doing for the refugees: