Brummana High School, the only Quaker school in Lebanon, is in substantial need of support during extremely challenging times in the country. The June World Bank report stated the country is “sinking,” with the “economic and financial crisis likely to rank in the top 10, possibly top 3, most severe crises episodes globally since the mid-nineteenth century.” BHS has been a beacon of hope for nearly 150 years and will be for another 150 thanks to our generous supporters. Donors are able to provide financial help in Lebanon by clicking here, or the UK and the US below. Please read on for current BHS Funds.
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Lebanon and Lebanese families are going through some of the most severe times in the country’s history. On top of the social, political and economic crises came Covid-19 which significantly exacerbated the pre-existing challenges. As if that wasn’t enough, the event on August 4th, 2020 in the Beirut port area and its aftermath rocked the population to its core. The economic crisis has now left well over 50% unemployed, seen the Lebanese Lira lose more than 90% of its value and near-hyper-inflation has pushed prices for regular goods and services out of reach of the majority. In September 2019, 33% of the local population were considered to be below the poverty line, eight months later in April 2020 that figure had already risen to 50% and now that figure is 70%. Many BHS families have been affected and now require support to meet the educational needs of their children. By supporting the Bursary Fund, you will directly ensure BHS students can continue with their first class international Quaker education provided at the school, making sure no student is left behind due to the crises.
CLICK HERE TO SUPPORT THE BURSARY FUND
The school is currently facing one of the most extreme financial periods in hits near-150-year history. The economic crisis that has gripped the country, with the devaluation of the currency, rising unemployment and dramatically inflated prices for local and imported goods and services, means the school is struggling despite substantial cost savings and will once again operate with a substantial budget deficit. In order to continue to provide BHS students with the high quality, holistic education the school is renowned for, some capital development projects are deemed essential and support is required. This year the libraries refurbishment ($20,000) is the only major capital project the school is undertaking, with a second for solar photovoltaic panels currently being investigated. By supporting the Capital Fund this year, you will be ensuring school libraries in the Lower Primary, Upper Primary and Upper School are at the high standard one can expect from our first class Quaker school.
CLICK HERE TO OFFER A DONATION TO THE CAPITAL FUND