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: Many school families are in a critical situation resulting from the crippling economic downturn. With unemployment at over 50% nationwide, social and political instability and the Covid-19 pandemic and resulting lockdowns, make sure that their children can continue to receive a high-quality education is an ever-growing challenge for many parents. Brummana High School, a Quaker international school established in Lebanon in 1873, would like to ensure that no student is left behind during these most desperate times.
The Bursary Fund appeal 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 such extremely challenging times. On behalf of the school, and the families in particular, thank you very much.
OTHER APPEALS: The school also welcomes support for maintaining and updating school programmes and facilities via the Capital Fund. Donors are able to choose between the Bursary Fund or Capital Fund, or to give an Unrestricted donation, allowing the school to direct donations to the area most in need.
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.