Born in Beirut, Amal Clooney is holding tight to her Lebanese roots, despite having moved to the UK with a successful career and marrying Hollywood's hottest former bachelor, George Clooney.
The human rights barrister has partnered with the nonprofit group 100 Lives, an organization established to create awareness of Armenian genocide, to launch a scholarship for Lebanese girls, reported Fortune.com. Every year a Lebanese young woman will be sent to study abroad in Armenia at WC Dilijan College for the two-year baccalaureate program, valued at $70,000, thanks to this new initiative.
"The UWC movement aims to make education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future," quotes the campus website.
The student body is derived from over 180 countries since the school's foundation in 1962.
"This scholarship will give young women from Lebanon the opportunity of a lifetime," Amal shared in a statement. "Cross-cultural learning and studying abroad can be transformative. I am grateful to 100 Lives for helping to open doors for these bright and talented young women."
We look forward to seeing many more beautiful, brilliant women will arise from the region to make a global impact, just like Amal.
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