(MENAFN- Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) BEDDAWI, northern Lebanon, Oct 6 (KUNA) -- The International Center for Quality Education (ICQE), better known as the "Kuwait Charity Schools", has been offered education to about 70,000 Syrian refugees, the center's deputy chairman Khalil Al-Hamadi said.
The number of the Syrian children in the schools have been gradually on the rise since the humanitarian project was launched five years ago.
They hit 13,000 last year in 27 schools in Northern Lebanon, Al-Hamadi told KUNA on the sidelines of the start of the academic year in some of the facilities under supervision of the ICQE.
The center is an affiliate of the Kuwaiti International Islamic Charitable Organization (ICCO).
This year, the center aims to provide education to 20,000 pupils, he said, voicing gratitude to the charity and relief organizations and other benefactors in Kuwait and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) for their support to the project over the years.
Al-Hamadi also thanked members of the Insani (Humanitarian) Team which comprises volunteers from Kuwait and the GCC.
They have managed to secure financing and support to schools in five areas in Northern Lebanon this year, he said.
For his part, administrative director of the ICQE in Lebanon, Mahmoud Sweyed, said the Kuwaiti charity schools provide education services through specialized educators.
In addition, the center offers psychological and social support to the pupils, after the horrible conditions they witnessed due to the war at home, he added. (end) ff.msa
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