Los Angeles, Aug 2: Hollywood actor George Clooney’s Foundation will contribute $2.25 million to help over 3,000 Syrian refugee children back to school.
Its partners including Google.org, HP and the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) will also involve.
HP supported the project with $1 million technology grant and Google.org also donate.
The Unicef in a statement quoted the super star and his wife Amal Clooney as saying: “Thousands of young Syrian refugees are at risk – the risk of never being a productive part of society. Formal education can help change that. That’s our goal with this initiative.”
“We don’t want to lose an entire generation because they had the bad luck of being born in the wrong place at the wrong time,” it said.
Marwan Hamade, Lebanon’s Minister of Education said: “Each child given access to education, and new ways of learning, represents a life changed for the better. Today’s grant from the Clooney Foundation for Justice (CFJ) is a crucial investment in future generations.”
The Syrian civil war began in 2011 then over one million Syrian refugees registered in Lebanon with a third being children.
The actor established the Clooney Foundation for Justice with his Lebanon born wife in 2016. The couple recently welcomed their twins.