Rehabilitation of Zahrat El Ihsan’s historical Greek Orthodox school and orphanage

Beirut, Lebanon

Amount $ 281.1K

Years 2020 - 2021

Operator Œuvre d'Orient (France)

project status Completed

Type of grant Beirut Action Plan

Located on the grounds of the St. Catherine Monastery and founded in 1880, Zahrat El Ihsan is the first modern school for young girls from Beirut’s Greek Orthodox community. The educational complex, comprised of a school, orphanage, convent, and church, were damaged in the 4 August 2020 explosion. The project focuses on restoring walls, doors, and windows as well as repairing electrical and plumbing systems to provide schooling facilities for the students.