Sponsor a Student
For just $30 a month you can provide an education and a future to an orphan or child in desperate need.
The “sponsor a student” initiative is at the heart of Education Opportunities in Lebanon. Right now, there are thousands of children in Lebanon waiting for sponsors to pay for their education. As a child sponsor, your contribution will go towards providing an education, healthcare, and basic needs for children in need – children who deserve a brighter future.
Thanks to you, we have already provided over $55,000 in tuition assistance and supported education for students across Lebanon.
Who Are Our Sponsors?
Our child sponsors are people just like you who care deeply enough to provide regular financial support through EOL to pay school tuition for orphans and children who are most underprivileged.
For just $30 a month you can give a child an education.
As a child sponsor, your contribution will go towards providing an education, healthcare, and basic needs for children in need – children who deserve a brighter future.
Conflict in the Middle East creates chronic instability, unemployment and poverty for hundreds of thousands of innocent families. These needy schools in Lebanon need your support now.
NEEDY SCHOOLS IN LEBANON
Maronite Holy Family Sisters Congregation (Saghbine - Bekaa)
St. Joseph de Lyon Sisters (Klayaa - South Lebanon)
Maronite Holy Family Sister's Congregation (Bkerzla - Akkar)
Across Lebanon, eager young students and the schools they attend are suffering increasing stress. The Lebanese government has significantly cut its educational subsidies. More of the financial burden has now shifted to poor families with school-age children, and to the schools where budgets are already seriously stretched.
Class overcrowding is increasing, too, as some schools take in an increasing number of displaced children, in addition to Lebanese students. Here’s a range of ways you can help children learn — and put your kindness to very good use — by donating to Education and Opportunities for Lebanon.
The projects we choose support schools across Lebanon, often focusing on the most needy and places where we can make the greatest impact. To date more than 7,000 Lebanese school children have benefited from scholarships, computer labs, science labs, safe play areas, restored buildings, and capital projects.
Marjorie Joseph Saad Memorial Fund
Marjorie Joseph Saad passed away on September 4, 2014.
Born in Texas to a Lebanese immigrant family from Roumieh, Lebanon, Marjorie moved to the Middle East with her husband, the late Michel “Mike” Assad Saad. In a strange twist of fate, he too, was from the same village as her family. Throughout her life, Marjorie immersed herself in vital educational and philanthropic work. In Kuwait, she founded the International School. In Lebanon, she worked tirelessly for the poor and disadvantaged, especially with the handicapped at Deir el Salib and hearing-impaired children at Father Roberts School for the Deaf. She also opened the first library, a free clinic and a summer cultural lecture series in the village of Roumieh. Unfortunately, all three initiatives all closed during the Civil War.
In memory of Marjorie, her children, Roseanne Khalaf, Kathy Feghali (EOL Chair), Carol Frangieh, Assad Joe Saad, and Julie Sterzing established a special fund. A project that reflects her spirit—a library at Mar Doumit School—was selected from the EOL projects this year. Your kind donation will help the 1,400 students from 25 villages who attend the school enhance their education
Lyla Abouzolof Memorial Fund
Lyla Abouzolof, mother of long-time EOL supporter Amal Mohamed, passed away on March 21, 2017. Lyla was born in Latakia, Syria on May 23, 1930 and moved to Lebanon in 1948, where she attended nursing school at The American University of Beirut. In Memory of Lyla, we have established a special fund to help support Lebanon’s children and the life-changing schools they attend.
Eva Malouf Memorial Fund
Eva Catherine Fraiji Malouf, a longtime EOL supporter, passed away on December 19, 2015. The beloved wife of Dr. George Salim Malouf, she was born in Zahle, Lebanon, and graduated from Besancon College, where she majored in Art. With her husband, she devoted many years to the cause of ecumenism and to the Eastern churches. Her dedication lives on in the EOL-funded schools where so many students now thrive. In memory of Eva, we've established a fund to support our work with Lebanon's needy children.
Establish A New Memorial FUND
EOL can establish a memorial fun to honor a loved one, either living or deceased. We will work with you to find a project or scholarship fund in a school location of your choice.
For more information please contact Jenny Saad using the form below
Get involved and make a difference by volunteering your time! Any interested volunteers should fill out the form below:
Donate to EOL
We are all volunteers and 100% of the money received is applied to the projects. Currently, our donations go through the Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA) a 501(c)(3), audited by KPMG both in the U.S. and Lebanon.
The children we help survive on the edge; often we have had to respond to urgent needs like warm blankets for the winter. These donations help us respond quickly.
If you would like to donate directly to us you may do so online or by sending a check.
Send a check to:
C/O Chris Kennedy, 15th Floor
1011 First Avenue, New York, NY, 10022-4195
(write "for EOL" in memo line)