Brummana High School
Support Brummana High School, the only Friends school in Lebanon.
The school is currently facing one of the most extreme financial periods in its 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 budget deficit.
SPECIAL APPEAL: The tragic and devastating impact of the August 4th Beirut port explosion has rocked Lebanon. Families have lost either their homes or their businesses; many have even lost both. The blast came on top of the already crippling economic crisis, with 60% unemployment expected by Christmas, as well as social and political instability plus the major health crisis of the Covid-19 pandemic. Brummana High School is a Quaker international school, established in 1873 and situated in the nearby mountains above the Lebanese capital. Several school families are amongst those affected substantially. They are now struggling to put food on the table let alone consider school tuition fees for their children.
Immediately after the explosion, the school launched the Beirut Fund designed specifically to support BHS families, allowing them to rest assured that at least their children can continue to receive a quality education at Brummana. The fund has received great support from Quaker Friends in the UK and around the world. Alumni and other community members and friends of the school have also generously supported so far. With the devaluation of the Lebanese Lira, and the school’s commitment to families to receive fees paid in the local currency, the value of supporting with foreign currency is exponential, as pledges generate a far larger impact than they would otherwise. Please do consider donating. Any support large or small is very gratefully welcomed during these most desperate times. On behalf of the school, and the families in particular, thank you very much.
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Through an agreement between Friends United Meeting (FUM) and the Quaker International Educational Trust (QuIET), FUM receives tax-deductible contributions from US taxpayers for the benefit of Brummana High School, and QuIET does the same for UK taxpayers for the benefit of Ramallah Friends School. Donations made through this page will result in an IRS tax-deductible receipt from Friends United Meeting. If you are a UK taxpayer, please donate here instead, to take advantage of UK Gift Aid. Donors from all other countries are welcome to use this page or to give directly through the school's donations page.