Human rights lawyer, Amal Clooney, has recently partnered with nonprofit 100 lives to announce plans for a scholarship for young Lebanese women.
The scholarship, named after the esteemed lawyer, will see one deserving young woman awarded a place at WC Dilijan College, a co-ed boarding school in Dilijan, Armenia.
Each year a winner will be announced, providing them with the opportunity to study a two-year international baccalaureate program.
“This scholarship will give young women from Lebanon the opportunity of a lifetime,” Clooney said in a statement. “Cross-cultural learning and studying abroad can be transformative.”
It is the power of transformation that nonprofit 100 Lives is aiming to tap into. As an organisation that prides itself in recognition and education around the Armenian Genocide, 100 Lives is aiming to strengthen cross-cultural understanding leading to both national and international support.
“As a leading human rights barrister and campaigner, Amal Clooney is an inspirational role model for young women around the world,” said 100 Lives co-founder Ruben Vardanyan in the same statement. “She exemplifies integrity, compassion and dedication—and typifies what it means to be a global citizen across all cultures.”