Khalil Gibran, Lebanese Poet
KANIYA derives from the Arabic word إمكانية ['imkaniya], meaning possibility or potential.
At KANIYA COLLECTIVE, we believe education should be free and accessible to everyone to ensure equal opportunities. Our mission is to empower Lebanon’s youth through education, so they can build a better tomorrow for themselves and their country.
Through our KANIYA scholarship, we support up to 50 students per year through a last-mile scholarship, which allows them to complete their degree.
Lebanon is experiencing the worst economic crisis in its history. The Lebanese Pound (LBP) has lost more than 95% of its value. The savings of the Lebanese population have become worthless.
In Lebanon's highly privatised education system, students find themselves unable to pay their remaining tuition fees in order to graduate. More than 77,000 students in the country depend on financial support. Thousands will drop out of their degree with less than a third of their studies remaining.
Without the necessary support, these students will not be able to graduate and seize their full potential. Lebanon’s youth is the hope for a better future for the country. Therefore it is crucial to act now.
"As the FNF, we very much support KANIYA COLLECTIVE. Because we believe in the value of education, and we believe education brings equal opportunities.
We also believe that it is necessary to support the young generation in Lebanon, because without them, it will be hard to rebuild this country.
So please support this initiative - we would be grateful for it."
You want to be part of KANIYA Collective and help us empower the young generation?
We need you!
More than 80,000 students are unable to pay their tuition fees in order to graduate but with your contribution we can help them to do so. The donations will be used to cover student’s remaining tuition fees and, if necessary, the required support to cover their living expenses.
Become part of our network and contribute to the exchange of knowledge. Together we can promote intercultural exchange and learn from each other, be it privately, professionally or academically.
We would be very happy to welcome you as a silent or active partner.