UNHCR and Alghanim Industries Launch Regional Syrian Refugee Education Initiative
[via Kuwait Times]
30 January 2018: Alghanim Industries, one of the largest privately owned companies in the MENA region, announced today the launch of its new initiative, named The MENA Philanthropy Leaders Initiative for Refugee Youth and Children. The initiative aims to raise at least $10 million in private sector funds to help educate and train Syrian refugees in the MENA region.
The initiative has been formally agreed upon during the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland, between the UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Filippo Grandi, and the Chief Executive Officer of Alghanim Industries, Omar K. Alghanim. The announcement builds on a 2017 Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Alghanim Industries and the UNHCR. The MoU aims to fund and advocate for a series of educational and social awareness programs, including language skills and homework support groups, to aid the education of Syrian children and youth and prepare them to be contributing members to their host countries or upon their return to Syria.