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.”
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:
List of artists for First Open Auction in April & Photographs Auction
in May 2018, Christie’s London:
ROBERT DE NIRO SR.
We are grateful to the distinguished members of our steering committee,
who are acting as ambassadors of Friends of Kayany.
ROBERT DE NIRO
JULIEN DOBBS-HIGGINSON & ALEXANDRA KERRY
SIR ELTON JOHN & DAVID FURNISH
YOKO ONO LENNON
LORD & LADY PALUMBO
LORD & LADY ROGERS
AFEF JNIFEN TRONCHETTI PROVERA
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