File - A Lebanese school student takes an exam in Beirut, Saturday, June 22, 2013. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
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For Eid Tartoussi, the nonprofit organization Teach a Child has done much more than just put his three children through school.The organization said it supported the enrollment of 105 students for the 2011-12 academic year, 409 students in 2012-13 and 600 students this year. This coming academic year, it wants to cover the school expenses of some 800 students and is aiming for 1,000 students in 2015-16 . Malek's Bookshop, which has been supporting Teach a Child for three years, provides the stationary for students and for the first time, while Grand Stores will be donating school uniforms.The organization currently works with 29 schools, most of which are public, while some are semiprivate schools, i.e. funded by the government but not entirely free.To locate the neediest families, Khalil said the organization worked with schools, municipalities and the Social Affairs Ministry.
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