FRIENDS OF KAYANY AND ITS  STEERING COMMITTEE INVITE YOU TO HELP THE VICTIMS OF THE WORST HUMANITARIAN CRISIS OF THIS GENERATION

Saving a Generation Through Education

The Syrian war is now in its seventh year and has forced millions into exile. In neighboring Lebanon, one out of every four people is a refugee. More than 500,000 Syrian refugee children suffer poverty and hunger. More than 250,000 of those children are out of school.

We are a US public charity that supports education for Syrian refugee children. We work closely with Kayany Foundation, a Lebanese charity specializing in education initiatives. We share the same charitable mission of educating Syrian refugee children in a safe and supportive environment. Kayany Foundation has a proven track record of providing top quality education to the most vulnerable children living in refugee settlements in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley.

Neither Friends of Kayany nor Kayany Foundation has any political, sectarian or religious agenda. None of the officers or directors of Friends of Kayany receive any compensation or financial remuneration of any kind.

“ONE CHILD, ONE
TEACHER, ONE BOOK
AND ONE PEN CAN
CHANGE THE WORLD.”

Malala Yousafzai

The Auction

Friends of Kayany and Christie’s are delighted to co-host a charity art auction.
Friends of Kayany is sponsoring the art auction to benefit the schools for Syrian refugee children built and operated by Kayany Foundation.

List of artists for Post-War and Contemporary Art Day Auction,
March 7, 2018, Christie’s London:

ALAN CHARLTON
ANTONY GORMLEY
DAVID ALTMEJD
DAVID HOCKNEY
ED RUSCHA
ETEL ADNAN
FARAH ATASSI
GERHARD RICHTER
HAROLD ANCART
HENRY TAYLOR
HUGUETTE CALAND
IDRIS KHAN
JEAN BOGHOSSIAN
JENNY HOLZER
MARWAN
MONA HATOUM
NABIL NAHAS
OSCAR MURILLO
RICHARD MOSSE
RUDOLF STINGEL
SHAFIC ABBOUD
SIMONE FATTAL
TONY CRAGG
YINKA SHONIBARE

BROWSE AUCTION

List of artists for First Open Auction in April & Photographs Auction
in May 2018, Christie’s London:

CHRISTO
CHRIS LEVINE
ESTHER KLÄS
FRANK STELLA
JAUME PLENSA
LARRY BELL
MARIO BOTTA
FOR LALIQUE
PETER LINDBERGH
PHYLLIDA BARLOW
RASHID JOHNSON
ROBERT DE NIRO SR.
SECUNDINO HERNÁNDEZ
SHIRIN NESHAT
URS FISCHER

We are grateful to the distinguished members of our steering committee,
who are acting as ambassadors of Friends of Kayany.

ALEC BALDWIN

NICOLAS BERGGRUEN

ALBERT BOGHOSSIAN

ALEXANDRA BOWES-LYON

JOE BRADLEY

PETER BROWN

ROBERT DE NIRO

JULIEN DOBBS-HIGGINSON & ALEXANDRA KERRY

RENÉE FLEMING

INGVILD GOETZ

SIR ELTON JOHN
 & DAVID FURNISH

YOKO ONO LENNON

LORD & LADY PALUMBO

LORD & LADY ROGERS

YINKA SHONIBARE

TRUDIE STYLER

AFEF JNIFEN TRONCHETTI PROVERA

CHRISTOPHER TSAI

AI WEIWEI

Proceeds will be used to support the following:

OPERATION OF KAYANY’S SEVEN EXISTING SCHOOLS SERVING 3,500 CHILDREN

CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATION OF URGENTLY NEEDED NEW SCHOOLS FOR UNSCHOOLED REFUGEE CHILDREN (ESTIMATED  AT MORE THAN 250,000 CHILDREN)

ONGOING SUPPORT FOR ART THERAPY, MENTAL HEALTH, CHILD PROTECTION, NUTRITION, VOCATIONAL AND REMEDIAL PROGRAMS FOR ALL STUDENTS