Alfanar, the region’s first venture philanthropy organisation, grew its social investments in Lebanon to support the education and employability of both vulnerable refugee and host community members. In this program, Alfanar works with two of its investees and provides them with support, and real-time monitoring support to enable them to scale their impact and enhance productivity.
The program empowers vulnerable refugee and host community youth to stay and succeed in school despite the multiple challenges they face. Through education and volunteering, MMKN developed an adapted supplementary curriculum that bridges the existing knowledge gap and strengthens students’ academic skills in those critical years that culminate the official Brevet Exam (9th Grade official exam). The program was able to support over 3,000 refugee and host community youth.