Italy has allocated two million euros to help Lebanese schools

The Italian government has allocated two million euros to support the Lebanese state schools in the framework of the UN children's Fund (UNICEF) for the development of schools in all regions of the country jointly with the Ministry of education, it is told in received RIA Novosti copy of the press release mission of the organization in Lebanon.

"The Embassy of Italy in Beirut have signed a financing agreement in the amount of two million euros to the UNICEF programme to support Lebanese public schools", - stated in the message.

According to the statement, funds will be used for the water supply system, sanitary equipment and personal hygiene for pupils of all classes from primary to graduation.

"Under the rules of the UNICEF programme schools will be selected according to specific criteria, including location in the most deprived areas of the country, the number of Syrian refugee children among the pupils and the results of the conclusions on a technical condition of the institutions," the statement reads.

Italy supports the development of public schools in Lebanon through UNICEF in 2015. To date, assistance from the Italian side received 38 secondary educational institutions.