TEACH A CHILD holds Gala dinner to thank donors Organization looks to extend reach and boost number of children offered support.
TEACH A CHILD held its annual gala dinner where more than 500 guests gathered in the delightful setting of the Sursock Palace Gardens to celebrate the year's achievements. The occasion was also a chance for TEACH A CHILD to thank the loyal supporters of the organization's cause and mission. Its founding principles include a belief that every child has 'The Right to a Brighter Future' and that education plays a pivotal role in driving social and economic development.
Today 1,273 students from all Lebanese regions are enrolled in educational institutions because of TEACH A CHILD's support. This support is comprehensive and covers costs including registration, books, stationery, uniforms as well as transportation fees. A total of 994 students are now in school, with a further 150 in high schools, 84 at vocational institutions and 45 at university.
In addition to supporting students in schools, universities and vocational institutions, TEACH A CHILD campaigns for the full implementation of compulsory education legislation and strives to improve school premises and facilities. Estimates suggest that the annual cost of educating a child is approximately $400.
Zeina El Khalil, TEACH A CHILD's president, said, "We are incredibly proud of our achievements so far and look forward to the next chapter of Teach a Child's journey. With the help of our supporters, underprivileged children can learn, develop and look forward to a better tomorrow."
Maya Es-Said, TEACH A CHILD's executive board member added that new contributions would help the organization meet the growing need for education support encountered all over Lebanon.
"With a high school certificate, a vocational school diploma or a university degree, members of the next generation are much better prepared for tomorrow's challenges," she said. "None of our work would be possible without the generous donations of our supporters, which are undoubtedly changing lives beyond recognition."