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Clooney raises $2.25m to Syrian Refugees
Last Updated: 2017-08-02 08:01 | Xinhua
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Hollywood actor George Clooney's Foundation would contribute 2.25 million U.S dollars to sponsor the opening of seven public schools in Lebanon, which could help over 3,000 out-of-school Syrian refugee children back to school this academic year.

This project was disclosed by its partners, including Google.org, HP and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF ). HP supported the project with one million U.S dollar technology grant and Google.org made a generous donation as well.

A press release of UNICEF Monday quoted the super star and his wife Amal Clooney's word as saying "Thousands of young Syrian refugees are at risk -- the risk of never being a productive part of society. Formal education can help change that. That's our goal with this initiative."

" We don't want to lose an entire generation because they had the bad luck of being born in the wrong place at the wrong time," it said.

Lebanon's Minister of Education Marwan Hamade said "Each child given access to education, and new ways of learning, represents a life changed for the better. Today's grant from the Clooney Foundation for Justice (CFJ) is therefore a crucial investment in future generations in Lebanon," according to UNICEEF's website.

Since the Syrian civil war began in 2011, millions of families fled the war zones and many children were out of school. Currently there are over one million Syrian refugees registered in Lebanon, with a third being children.

Clooney established the Clooney Foundation for Justice in 2016 with his wife, who was born in Lebanon. The couple just welcomed their twins recently.

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