Thuraya donates books and helps displaced Syrian children in Lebanon get back to school

Support given to restore structured classroom life for refugees

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 December 2016: Thuraya Telecommunications Company has supplied books for classrooms in Lebanon, where displaced Syrian children are being helped to return to structured school life. 

Thuraya is supporting the Ana Aqra Association, a non-profit, non-sectarian, and non-political association that exists to respond to the educational, psychosocial and cultural needs of children in the early years of learning. Since this is especially important in times of upheaval, Ana Aqra is focusing on many of the thousands of Syrian refugee children who are rebuilding their lives in Lebanon.

Ana Aqra supports Lebanese public schools, and serves 20,000 children every year throughout the country, providing a way back into formal education for those who are out of school.

In accordance with H.H Sheikh Mohammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s declaration that 2016 is the year of reading, Thuraya is helping with a donation of books, which are needed for classroom libraries. This contribution has helped 460 children in 23 classroom libraries, in Beqaa. This will help support more than a thousand out of school Syrian children aged between 6 and 14 years of age, alongside host community girls and boys, who now have access to a safe place to learn.

Nina Chams, Thuraya Projects and CSR Manager, said: “If you are a child and you are forced to flee your homeland, normal school life stops. Thankfully, this is where Ana Aqra is stepping in, giving Syrian children the new structure, safety and support they so desperately need. Ana Aqra is working across Lebanon, and they are making a fantastic difference. Thuraya is supplying books for classrooms because we want to help these children return to a normal school life.” 

About Thuraya Telecommunications Company
Thuraya Telecommunications Company is an industry leading MSS operator and a global telecommunication provider offering innovative communications solutions to a variety of sectors including energy, broadcast media, maritime, military and humanitarian NGOs. The company’s diverse range of technologically superior and highly reliable mobile satellite handsets and broadband devices provide ease of use, value, quality and efficiency. Thuraya remains committed to serving humanity through delivering the essential tools for optimal connectivity, never leaving anyone out of reach.

Visit www.thuraya.com

About Ana Aqra Association
Ana Aqra Association is a non-profit, non-sectarian, non-political association founded in 1994 and officially established in 1998. Ana Aqra Association benefits underprivileged children, ages 4 to 14, who are attending Lebanese elementary public schools, as well as their parents, teachers, and school administrators. Ana Aqra Association's goal is to respond to the educational, social and cultural needs of children in the early years of learning.

Visit www.ana-aqra.org

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