Q&A on Education: 1/Fraudulent scholarships for minors, and 2/Syrian schools in Lebanon

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16.04.2015

1. I heard that there are organizations requesting refugees to pay for scholarships to send minor children abroad. Is this true?

No. UNICEF and UNHCR do not promote any scholarships for minors.

Do not trust any person or organization who offer you scholarships abroad for minor children and never trust them if they ask you for money in return.

If unsure, please approach UNHCR or partner organizations to enquire.

2. If I receive a call about these scholarships, how can I report it?

You can report it by approaching UNHCR in any Registration Center in Lebanon or by calling UNHCR or partners’ hotlines in your area.

Humanitarian services and activities from UNICEF, UNHCR and their partner organizations are FREE OF CHARGE! If anyone asks you for money or favors in return please contact us.

3. Are Syrian schools recognized in Lebanon?

The Ministry of Education and Higher Education in Lebanon does not recognize the Syrian curriculum and does not accredit Syrian schools on the Lebanese territory. UNICEF and UNHCR are not supporting Syrian schools in Lebanon.

UNHCR hotlines

Akkar

-Protection: 76-421605 (Tuesday and Friday 12:30pm-3:30pm)

Beirut

-Reception (general information): 01-849201 (Monday-Friday 8:30am-4pm)

Bekaa

-Protection: 76-611811 (Monday-Friday 8am-4pm)

Mount Lebanon

- Protection: 71-910349 (Monday-Friday 8:00am-4pm)

South

-Information: 76-500370 (Monday-Friday 8:30am-4pm)

Partners' hotlines

Caritas

Beirut/Mnt Lebanon 01 50 25 50

Akkar 71 11 06 48

South 76 75 36 59, 76 31 53 56

Terre des Hommes-Italy

Beirut/Mnt Lebanon 70 66 62 98

Bekaa 71 59 59 84

War Child Holland

Beirut/Mnt Lebanon 76 81 53 46

NRC

Tripoli (T5) 03 00 92 36

Save the Children

Tripoli (T5) 76 06 85 27

Akkar 03 519 360, 715 734 68, 71 019 411

Bekaa 70 93 61 86