Education and Opportunities for Lebanon (EOL) recently provided 60 computers to two different orphanages in Lebanon through a generous donation from comScore, Inc., a global leader in digital measurement and analytics.
In June, 2014, Beit Habbak, an orphanage and school located in a remote rural village in the Jbeil region, received 30 laptops for their students. For more than 40 years, Mother Laure Trad along with Sister Bejjani, PhD. and their staff have been providing shelter, medical care, and education for poor children and families of various faiths, in addition to attending to the medical needs of the surrounding 30 villages. Prior to comScore’s donation, they had 15 computers, most of which were not working.
In October, 2014, the St. Simon School in Beit Mellat, Akkar received 30 laptops to benefit their 475 students in grades K-8. Children of all faiths from a dozen surrounding villages attend this highly regarded school. The school is run by Sister Marie-Antoine Assaker and the Maronite Sisters of the Holy Family. It is a daily struggle to care for the basic needs of these children on a limited budget, let alone to provide “luxuries” such as computers.
“Learning computer proficiency provides hope to these children in need and offers them a path to a brighter future,” said Kathy Feghali, Chairperson of EOL. “We are thrilled and touched that comScore would go to the effort and expense of sending these computers to help needy children in Lebanon.”
The children and staff from both locations are extremely grateful for the generosity that comScore displayed in donating these computers.