An unprecedented economic, political, and social crisis has been striking Lebanon and was amplified by a double explosion on August 4th, 2020 in Beirut, which caused 180 deaths, more than 6 500 casualties, and destroyed entire neighbourhoods.

The Saint Joseph Brothers School, founded in 1966, is located in the Achrafieh neighbourhood and welcomes 400 pupils of different nationalities and faith, from preschool to high school. The explosion directly affected this school which as a result is unable to welcome its students back.

The school operates through tuition fees paid by the families, which amount to 400 € a year. The economic crises left 90 % of these families unable to pay the tuition fees for their child.

After meeting the school’s team, Les Amis du Liban, Monaco Aide et Présence and AMADE, already mobilised through Les Amis du Liban’s emergency call in the wake of the explosion, decided to go further and support the Saint Joseph Brothers School to allow children from low income families, who have been severely impacted by the crisis, to find their way back to school.


Renovation works include repairs of the roof, windows, and doors, painting of the premises, maintenance of the power system and replacement of desks, boards, and lockers.

Tuition fees for the most vulnerable children include teachers’ wages, school supplies, uniforms, and other charges. A school transport system will facilitate transportation for children whose families have lost their vehicles in the explosion or were forced to move due to the destruction of their home.

This partnership will also include a reinforcement of the school’s team and of its educational provision in order to guarantee excellence in learning.

Results achieved

Welcoming and learning conditions of Saint Joseph Brothers School’s students will improve.

Vulnerable children will be schooled and will benefit from quality education.

Emergency / Post-Emergency

Renovation of the Saint Joseph Brothers School and access to education for vulnerable children

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  • Lebanon


  • Project status

    In progress

  • Duration


  • Funding

    180 000 euros

  • Beneficiaries

    400 students from preschool to high school

  • Partners

    Les Amis du Liban

    Monaco Aide et Présence

  • Objectives

    Restore the school.

    Provide vulnerable children with schooling.

    Strengthen the education team.