About Kayany

We’re a local Lebanese NGO, working to provide education to Syrian refugee children.

Kayany was founded in late 2013 in response to the growing educational needs of school aged Syrian refugee children in Lebanon. As a Lebanese registered NGO, Kayany builds non-formal schools and provides educational programs to disadvantaged Syrian youth in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley.

We initiate projects targeting the most vulnerable and disenfranchised children living in Informal Tented Settlements (ITS). Our model for educational intervention includes constructing schools in hard to reach areas, bringing education directly to the children and empowering local communities. Teachers are recruited from the communities of intervention and trained to deliver our comprehensive curriculum developed by local and international partners.

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Teachers & Staff


Happy Students

Board Members

A dedicated group of local community leaders that guide our mission

Nora Joumblatt

Founder & Director

May Makarem


Louay Ghandour


Aida Shawwaf

Nada Boulous

Safa Saidi

Amelie Beyhum

Jawad Adra

May Makarem

Bassima Saadawi

Samia Saouma

Wassim Rasamny

Rawya Kuzbari Aswad


Our portable schools are built to withstand all seasons and administer the non-formal Lebanese curriculum.