Generation H.O.P.E. is a student-led scholarship fundraising initiative.
In 2021, the financial and economic crisis led many Lebanese students to interrupt their university studies.
Students of Saint Joseph University of Beirut wouldn’t allow this to happen to their classmates and friends. Since they believe that financial problems shouldn’t be an obstacle to high-quality education, they came in solidarity with their fellow students and launched “Generation H.O.P.E” to Help Others Pursue Education.
Help Others Pursue Education, so that none of our classmates have to drop out of USJ because of the current financial crisis.
Beyond raising financial aid, Generation H.O.P.E. is building a culture of solidarity and engagement among our peers.
Support students in the tuition fees and the academic material.
Solidarity • Transparency • Accountability • Sustainability • Community • Citizenship
Tuition fees are not the only costs associated with education; the learning journey also involves vital tools such as laptops.
Students were unable to purchase new laptops or even repair their old ones owing to the gradually increasing currency devaluation. Generation H.O.P.E. launched the “Shut Down the Gap: Laptop for H.O.P.E.” Campaign to mitigate the crisis’ widespread effects.
More than 120 laptops were donated. The IT Department of the University was able to repair 80 of the donated laptops and saved the remainder as potential sources for spare parts.
Do you want to donate your old laptop? We know a fellow student who needs it.
Generation H.O.P.E. has raised enough funds in one year to help 126 students by covering up to USD 250 in supplemental tuition fees. This would not have been possible without the generous contributions of our engaged and loyal Alumni.
Today, our goal is to collect 74 solidarity contributions of USD 250 each. If you want to H.O.P.E and provide other students the opportunity to pursue their university studies at the same university they first enrolled in, Click here.
By donating to Generation H.O.P.E., you are helping us weave a philanthropic culture among our peers
*Donations are tax-deductible in the United States of America because Saint Joseph University Foundation Beirut Inc. is a registered nonprofit organization.
Picture the story behind each volunteer!
“It’s a first in the region to see students take responsibility for making things happen and finding solutions.”
“Despite the gravity of the economic crisis, USJ has kept the dollar exchange rate at LBP 1,515 to provide access to quality education for all; it is now our duty to return the favor and save the USJ community, students, and institutions.”
“Education is a fundamental human right. During this economic crisis, I know many students who were forced to drop out of university to work and to help their parents meet the rising cost of living. I couldn’t bear the thought of this happening to any of my peers!”
“Teaching at USJ goes beyond academia. Above all, we are taught to be good, responsible citizens with human and humanistic values. It is high time to practice what we were taught.”
“Generation H.O.P.E. was a step of hope we put in the path of our peers at the University, right after the emerging financial crisis. Generation H.O.P.E. instilled in me the virtues of empathy, helping others, and the joy of giving for free.”
“Volunteering with Generation H.O.P.E. is a very rewarding experience. I wanted to help my fellow peers by raising scholarships. It was no easy task, but when I realized that the raised funds helped many students pursue their education, I felt an immeasurable joy and happiness knowing that the entire team’s efforts had paid off.”