Our initiative is based on the trust that our donors place in us. Scroll down to find out how your donations are used.

How we will use your money

KANIYA COLLECTIVE is a non-profit association registered in Germany. We are a politically and religiously strictly neutral organisation pursuing our main goal to empower Lebanon’s youth through access to education.

In order to be able to ensure that all donations generated are used in accordance with the purpose of the initiative, we disclose all money flows in a comprehensible form. The money can be donated via our Startnext campaign and then flows via Stripe to our association account at GLS Bank. From here, we have two options for transferring the money to our KANIYA Scholars in Lebanon:

1. The money will be transferred directly to the respective university and thus directly pay the open credit points of the KANIYA Scholars. This option is particularly suitable for us if the tuition fees are to be paid in USD.

2. If the tuition fees are to be paid in LBP, we will transfer the money via OMT, exchange it into LBP in Lebanon and pay it directly to the university through our local KANIYA network in Lebanon.

How we select our scholars

The selection of scholars is made by an independent panel of Lebanese Jurors. The KANIYA board in Germany has no decision power over the choice of scholarship holders. Thus national independence can be guaranteed as the decision making is being done by the people of Lebanon, for Lebanon.