The Boghossian Foundation is Rebuilding a School in Beirut – and You Can Help

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Villa Empain in Brussels, home of the Boghossian Foundation 

Following the explosion in Beirut and the ensuing devastation and difficulties, the Boghossian Foundation – the Brussels-based charitable arts institution founded by the Boghossian jewellery dynasty – has decided to significantly increase its financial contribution and help to Lebanon for 2020 and 2021.

The blast on 4th August in Beirut caused considerable damage to the Mesrobian School, which the Boghossian Foundation has supported since 1996. The buildings were severely damaged, with windows shattered and walls blown out. As the start of the school year is imminent, the restoration of the school is urgent.

Damage caused to the Mesrobian School by the Beirut explosions 

Jean and Albert Boghossian have taken action with an immediate funding of $250,000 for the repair of the Mesrobian School, the distribution of thousands emergency food rations and the granting of 80 scholarships, worth $2,000 each.

“By providing food, education and protection to the most vulnerable children, the Boghossian Foundation wishes to meet the most urgent needs and protect the youngest, by ensuring that they can continue their studies,” says Louma Salamé, general director of the Boghossian Foundation. “If, like us, you have been overwhelmed by the situation in Lebanon, join us in our effort and make a donation to increase the impact of our action and to fund more scholarships.”

To strengthen the aid we plan, people can make a payment to the Fund of the Friends of the Boghossian Foundation’s account, via the King Baudoin Foundation. For further details click here.

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