In the beginning in 1988 in the college St. Fidelis in Stans SLS had the motto: “one college helps another college”. It has to be mentionned that Lebanon still was at war (1975-1991).
Shortly after a partnership was concluded between the college St. Fidelis (app. 500 students) and the “Collège des Apôtre” in Jounieh (2500 students) in the north of Beirut. Since then some scholarships have been offered to young Lebanese from disadvantaged environments. SLS has granted a financial help and a material help of 900 tons whereof 600 tons were first aid medical.
In 2008 our committee has defined the “Scholarships in Lebanon in the service of Peace” to be our main project. This decision was also motivated by signed alliances with our benefactors in Switzerland. To mention some: the family Elsener, owner of Victorinox, Oeuvre St. Justin, One World. We also need to mention the sponsorships offered by public organizations, religious communities, civil associations and private persons.
We are sincerely grateful to our benefactors. It is due to their loyal support that we have been able to offer the very impressing number of 700 scholarships for university, primary and secondary school. Our project of education and formation in the service of Peace is growing and developing in Lebanon.
We offer about fifty scholarships each year:
10 university, 40 secondary.
Valor of scholarships:
One scholarship university (A) = 1000 CHF per year
One scholarship secondary (B) = 700 CHF per year