19 New laptops for the vocational school
The Friendship Home was established in the Bekaa region to educate and shelter the abandoned, orphaned and otherwise needy. The children come from all over Lebanon and the institution provides them with food, lodging, care, medical aid, and education. In 1985 the technical school was established just 5km away in Ferzol as a branch of the Friendship Home.
Technical schools are an effective way of preventing students from dropping out of school. At the age of 14, students are given the choice of continued academic education or technical studies to learn professional skills. This is especially important for students with learning difficulties.
At the Friendship Home, 35 of the 95 borders attend the technical school that enrolls a total of 248 children. Programs include carpentry, car mechanic, typing, electronics, cook assistant, electrician, accounting, computer skills, nursery education, hotel management, and nursing.
The technical school had only a computer room with 20 very old computers. New computers were needed to continue effective education in technical skills and prepare their students for promising careers. Education Opportunities in Lebanon was able to raise $10,000 to supply new laptops.