Lebanon/ 8.1 Support to artists and other creative workers  

8.1.3 Grants, awards, scholarships

Cultural and educational activity in Lebanon needs subsidization unless an adequate budget is allocated to support cultural activity, provide scholarships to the students willing to study certain scientific, technological or literary fields, and encourage excellent and creative students by allocating rewards for them. Therefore, this activity in Lebanon depends on Arab and foreign subsidies. For example, Mohammed bin Rashed Al Maktoum Foundation contracted with many international and Arab universities acting in the region to offer 100 MA scholarships annually for students from all Arab countries who are academically excellent, eligible of financial support and have leadership abilities that can represent real value for the future of the countries of the region. The Foundation, also, signed agreements with 13 universities working in five Arab countries, UAE, Egypt, Lebanon, Jordan and Morocco, to provide scholarships in the disciplines of management, press and media.

Education and Youth


  • €480K from Italy to the UNESCO for gender equality in education.
  • Seven youth projects in Tripoli for the Lebanese Transparency Association.
  • More than USD 2.750 millions aids from the USA to three civil and local agencies.
  • USA funded civil and local activities.
  • EU funded civil and local activities.
  • Alwaleed Bin Talal subsidies to five civil and local agencies.
  • Other official Arab and foreign subsidies.


€480k from Italy to the UNESCO for gender equal education:
The Director of the UNESCO Regional Office for Education in the Arab States  – Beirut and the ambassador of Italy in Lebanon signed an agreement to implement the “Support Gender Equality in Education in Lebanon Project" financed by the Italian government with an amount of €480K and to be implemented by the UNESCO office in Beirut. The Project aims to achieve gender equality in terms of respecting basic human rights for all. That will be through ensuring equal opportunities for women and men to access high quality education, enhancing active and responsible citizenship based on respecting the differences, and improving Lebanese women, men and children living conditions significantly, actually and on the long-term.

Seven youth projects in Tripoli for the Lebanese Transparency Association:
The Lebanese Transparency Association implements the Youth Leadership Support in Local Community Project, in cooperation with the International Association for Research and Development. It subsidizes 28 projects distributed to six Lebanese regions. In this context, the Association implemented seven projects, four of them in Tripoli Town and three in Jabal Mohsen, Bab Al-Tabana, as follows:

  • A project to teach civil education in interactive ways.
  • Art against Corruption Project.
  • A project to publish a book containing stories of citizens on the different forms of corruption they experience.
  • A project about the corruption experienced by students in universities and secondary schools.
  • A project to study the capacity of schools and the crowdedness situation experienced by the two districts.

More than USD 2.750 millions aid from the USA to three civil and local agencies:
The Lebanese- American University: USD 1.229 k as a part of the sum allocated for the University for this academic year.

The International College: USD 25,750 as a completion of the USD 500K gift received by the College from the agency in 2007 and 2008.

Alwaleed Bin Talal subsidies to 5 civil and local agencies.

Father Induikh Institution for the Deaf in Luwayzeh Al-Jamhour 
provide the Foundation centre with a bus to transport students within the integration program which it works to realise.

Ministry of Informationm mechanise the Directorate of National Agency for Information, and link it to all subordinate offices throughout Lebanon.

Majid Sabri Hamadeh House of Teachers in Baalbek restore and re-equip the House through "Collective for Research and Training on Development-Action, CRTDA"[i]


Chapter published: 04-05-2016