Friends of Kayany, Inc. is a public charity based in the United States with no political agenda and no religious affiliation. We are committed to educating all Syrian refugee children, regardless of their religious or ethnic backgrounds.
None of our officers or directors receives any compensation or remuneration of any kind from Friends of Kayany.
Aida Sharabati Shawwaf
Gail S. Gabriel
The schools we support offer Syrian refugee children the opportunity to learn in a clean, safe, and supportive environment. They provide children with the opportunity to succeed and lead a peaceful, purposeful life. Our work focuses on the most vulnerable children residing in Informal Tented Settlements (ITS) in Lebanon.
Syrian refugees will have the tools they need to rebuild their country.
We are witnessing one of the largest migrations of humanity since the end of the Second World War. Refugees are among the most vulnerable of these migrants, and Syrian refugees leave behind them a devastated country in chaos. Their future is in jeopardy.
While many risk the dangerous and costly voyage to developed nations, the vast majority remain behind in Syria’s neighboring countries.
Lebanon has received more than 1.5 million Syrian refugees since the conflict began. It has the highest number of refugees per capita than any country in the world. More than 500,000 of these refugees are Syrian school-age children.