Friendship Home Vocational School, Bekaa Valley

$20,000
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.

Letter reads: Dear EOL, Thank you for the generous donation of 19 computers to your college. We've received them recently and we are so grateful. As you know we rely on donations like yours to keep going. With your donation we are able to improve our education especially in technology, you helped us to achieve our goals and dreams. With your help we can continue to make progress and success. Again thank you for all you've done for us you are now part of our development. Warm thanks to you.  

Letter reads: Dear EOL, Thank you for the generous donation of 19 computers to your college. We've received them recently and we are so grateful. As you know we rely on donations like yours to keep going. With your donation we are able to improve our education especially in technology, you helped us to achieve our goals and dreams. With your help we can continue to make progress and success. Again thank you for all you've done for us you are now part of our development. Warm thanks to you.