She’s just given birth to twins Ella and Alexander, yet Amal Clooney is already back to business via a humanitarian project that’s close to her and husband George Clooney’s hearts. The power couple are juggling their duties as new parents with advocacy work in a partnership between the Clooney Foundation for Justice and UNICEF. Amal and George’s charity announced today that it’s working with Google and HP to provide formal education for Syrian refugee children in Lebanon. The $2.25 million project will fund seven public schools, providing school supplies, transportation and state-of-the-art technology for more than 3,000 students in Amal’s home country.
“Thousands of young Syrian refugees are at risk—the risk of never being a productive part of society,” the human rights lawyer and actor wrote in a joint statement. “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.”
More than one million of the five million Syrian refugees worldwide live in Lebanon, with about 200,000 children in the country unable to attend school, according to the UNHCR (the UN Refugee Agency). To aid in humanitarian efforts, you can donate to USA for UNHCR, UNICEF or the International Rescue Committee.