K.S.A. funds Lebanese Public Schools


You may have noticed my slack in posting. Many changes in my personal and professional life and yet another major relocation. The news that grabbed my attention today in passing, was the incentive package by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Offered as an aid package of $44 Million to cover tuition fees and books for all students registered in public schools for the 2008-09 academic year.

During the news conference at the Grand Serail, Siniora said that the amount would be divided three ways: $20 million would cover public school tuition fees from ‘Petit Jardin’ till ‘3ème’ students; $20 million to purchase textbooks; and $4 million would be transferred to the National Committee to Support Public Schools.

Siniora thanked Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdel-Aziz for his ongoing support of Lebanon, and thanked Khoja, who facilitated the aid, “which is an aspect of Saudi Arabia’s policy of supporting the Lebanese.”


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