We believe that education is essential for economic and social development.
Many Lebanese children do not attend schools for economic reasons, whether because they have to work to support their families or because their families cannot afford school-related expenses.
Established in 1878, Makassed began by providing education for girls in Beirut. It soon expanded its reach, providing schooling for boys, then opening schools outside of the capital.
It then expanded in the early 1920s by reaching out to communities outside Beirut, inaugurating not-for-profit schools in remote rural areas.
Makassed now runs over 30 schools, a University with two faculties, a university hospital and seven clinics that cater annually to over 100,000 individuals across Lebanese cities and villages, without any discrimination based on gender, national origin or religion.