Following the devastating explosion that hit Beirut on August 4th 2020 and the tragedies that ensued, the Boghossian Foundation is committed to significantly increasing its contributions, efforts and aid in Lebanon.
After the explosion, the Boghossian Foundation responded to the population’s most urgent needs, providing meals and protection for the younger Lebanese generations, thereby ensuring their continuing education.
Jean and Albert Boghossian took immediate action in Lebanon with 400,000$ of funding for:
- the distribution of thousands of emergency food rations
- rebuilding schools
- awarding 80 scholarships of 2,000$ each
Last summer, with the new school year approaching, rebuilding schools in Beirut was a priority.
The explosion caused extensive damage to the Mesrobian school which the Boghossian Foundation has supported since 1996. The building’s windows were shattered and walls destroyed.
A portion of the donations was also allocated to clearing and rebuilding the Collège Notre Dame de Nazareth, whose buildings were destroyed in the explosion only a few weeks before the beginning of the school year, as well as the Zahrat El-Ihsan, Mont de la Salle and Hripsimiantz schools.
Whether they are studying physiotherapy, medicine or management, these low-income students are the future of Lebanon and will contribute to rebuilding their country.
The Foundation has granted scholarships to 80 students from the Université Saint-Joseph as well as the universities of Antonine, Haigazian and Notre Dame. The Université Saint-Joseph, located in close proximity to the explosion site, was particularly impacted.
A united stand
Following our call for solidarity in August 2020, countless donations helped amplify our efforts for action in Beirut. With almost 40,000$ raised, the Foundation was able to grant 20 scholarships. The entire Boghossian Foundation team in Brussels and Beirut was very moved by this outpour of generosity and demonstration of solidarity.
A year after the explosions that killed 207 people and injured more than 6500, Beirut is still hurting and lies at the heart of a country that remains in the throes of a political, economic, social and sanitary crisis.
If, like us, you have been moved by the situation in Lebanon and want to help the country rebuild itself, please join us in our efforts by making a donation; this will increase the impact of our actions and help us to be able to fund more scholarships.
Your donation will strengthen the aid we are planning to provide; please make a payment to the Fund of the Friends of the Boghossian Foundation, via the King Baudoin Foundation.
Make a Donation via the King Baudouin Foundation
Account number: BE10 0000 0000 0404
Donations of more than 40 euros to the King Baudouin Foundation are entitled to a tax reduction of 45% of the total amount paid.