Children attend the first day of school at Al Eslah public school in Sidon, Monday, Sept. 26, 2016. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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The Italian Embassy Tuesday announced a 2.4 million euro grant to support a rehabilitation program for public schools in Lebanon to be implemented by UNICEF.The funding, roughly equivalent to $2.5 million, is part of the RACE II (Reaching All Children with Education) initiative organized by UNICEF and the Ministry of Education. Nevertheless, the RACE II project also aims to improve educational infrastructure in Lebanon even after the Syrian crisis comes to an end.According to UNICEF, the RACE initiative is one of the most significant educational efforts currently operating in the region. According to the statement, the Italian government has already contributed 12 million euros ($12.7 million) to fund educational initiatives throughout Lebanon.
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