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 purposeful life amidst the uncertainties surrounding them. Our work focuses on the most vulnerable children residing in Informal Tented Settlements (ITS) within Lebanon.
Syrian refugees will have the tools they need to escape despair and to lead stable, prosperous lives.
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 country in chaos and 250,000 of their fellow citizens dead. Their future is uncertain.
While many risk the dangerous and costly voyage to developed nations, many more remain behind in Syria’s neighboring countries.
Lebanon has received more than 1.5 million Syrian refugees since the conflict began. One out of every five people in Lebanon is a refugee from Syria. 500,000 of these refugees are Syrian school-age children… 200,000 are being included in the Lebanese school system, leaving 300,000 in need of education.
Lebanon, a tiny and economically fragile country, lacks the resources to help the overwhelming number of Syrian refugees who have flooded over its border during the five long years of war.