TRIO SŌRA BENEFIT CONCERT
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 7:00 pm
at: Saint-Prex, Switzerland
The proceeds support MECI’s programs that has benefited over 25,000 children in the Middle East.
Le Trio Joubran Benefit Concert for Palestine
On 18 May, 2016 MECI hosted a concert in Geneva to benefit its programs supporting 10,000 refugee and disadvantaged children in the Middle East. It was a spectacular night with many familiar faces and several new ones. Friends enjoyed the enchanting music of Le Trio Joubran.
From all of us at MECI, THANK YOU for your support. We are thrilled to announce that we reached our goal of raising 200,000 CHF! These funds will be directed towards MECI’s program educating Syrian refugees and Jordanian children in Jordan, MECI’s child-centered community development program in Palestine.
An evening of hope and inspiration: Jordan’s Deputy Prime Minister honored at successful MECI Benefit to aid Syrian Refugee Children’s Educational Programs in Montreux Switzerland.
On Saturday, 14 November 2015, MECI (the Middle East Children’s Institute) held a Benefit Soirée to aid Syrian Refugee Children at the Fairmont le Montreux Palace. H.E. Dr. Mohammad Thneibat , Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Education of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, was honored with the first MECI Humanitarian Award for his contributions to the education and lives of all the children in Jordan.
Also in attendance were the Jordanian Ambassadors to Switzerland and to the United Nations.
MECI is very pleased to announce that the evening raised over CHF 80'000 to support MECI’s Informal Education Programs in Jordan.
The war in Syria has displaced over 11 million people, with the majority within Syria and over 4 million registered as refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq: 54% are children, 38.5% under the age of 11. 60,000 Syrian refugee children are out of school in Jordan due to lack of space or to the fact that they have not been in school since the war began almost 5 years ago. The alternative for these children are child labor, early marriage or returning to Syria and joining military groups.
Since 2014 MECI has been responding to the Syrian refugee crisis through the establishment of 16 schools throughout Jordan in partnership with the Jordanian Ministry of Education, UNICEF and UNESCO-EU. MECI addresses the educational needs of Syrian refugee and other disadvantaged children with academics, psychosocial programs in the arts and sports and local community integration in the Middle East. MECI celebrated 10 years since its founding in 2005 and its significant contributions to the lives of thousands of refugee children and their families in the Middle East were highlighted.
Thank you to all our sponsors, donors and distinguished guests for making our benefit such a special evening and great success.