Here are some of the partners we have worked with so far
Unite Lebanon Youth Project (ULYP) is our partner in Lebanon. They support undergraduate education for Palestinian refugees living in Lebanon. ULYP prepare students for study abroad. LE•O supports ULYP by securing and managing scholarships while shepherding their scholars while they are in the United States.
Cogito The Cogito Scholarship Foundation is a UK-based charity. The Foundation identifies the brightest teenagers from the poorest communities in the Middle East and North Africa, and gives them scholarships to some of the best academic institutions in the UK. Access to these schools gives them a springboard to the best universities. Like LE•O, Cogito believes that with the right education and opportunities, children from these underprivileged communities can become their countries’ future mentors and leaders. Helping teenagers today, qualifies them to help their countries tomorrow.
The Horizon Foundation brings exceptional young people from disadvantaged backgrounds in the Middle East (particularly Palestinians and Syrians) and Asia (particularly Tibetans and Afghans) to leading boarding schools for their final two years of secondary education.By providing educational opportunities and support to young people, the Foundation seeks not only to offer new horizons for students but also to foster positive change in their communities.
Jubilee Institute The Jubilee School focuses on providing a rich and diverse program that caters to refining students’ minds and personalities,and that stimulates their creativity, motivates them to focus on scientific research skills, high achievement and initiative.
The School Scholarship Fund provides partial or full scholarships for about 96% of their regular students. The full scholarships cover the annual school fees, but not the registration or graduation costs, nor transport, books or uniform expenses, including the summer orientation. The scholarship amount depends on the financial situation of the student, and requires the student’s consistently high academic achievement to continue.
The Alhambra US Chamber is committed to building a better future by supporting educational opportunities globally. In addition to maintaining connections with hundreds of universities around the world, the Chamber creates programming and events to serve the needs of students everywhere. We recognize the critical work done by Leonard Education in underserved areas of global education and are excited to partner with them.
Valued partner The Toledo Hotel, Amman, Jordan.
Since the inception of LE.O Mr. Hakam Barakat owner of The Toledo Hotel, has been right by our side. Graciously welcoming our female and male students as they transited from Gaza or The West Bank on their way to apply for visas or simply travel to the US.
Dr. Graham Leonard has also made the hotel his home for the past 12 years as he established and worked on his Ma Hakkaat at-Tafkir Critical Thinking program for the Jordanian Public School system and UNRWA schools. He has hosted regular meetings in the conference rooms for his teacher trainers, and received guests for meals.
Deya’ also stays at the hotel during her visits to the region, interviews potential student candidates, meets with alumni, receives journalists and hosts gatherings for the families of the LE.O students.
The Toledo Hotel has been a safe home for them, where they are well cared for and supported during their stays.
All of us in the LE.O Community are extremely lucky and grateful that Mr. Barakat is part of our community.
Diana Al Shaer, is a Russian-Palestinian born in Soviet Union.
Her Grandfather was the first Palestinian ambassador in the Soviet Union, father - Rami Al Shaer followed up and got this position afterwards.
Diana studied international Media and Public relations in Moscow State University MGIMO.
She is a founder of MD Horses+Media Agency and co-founder of charity foundation for equestrians “Vanya”.
Diana was former time Russian equestrian team member, since last 4 years she is representing Palestine and pre-qualified for Olympic Games in Tokyo.
She is also representing Palestine in international sports conferences as a sports diplomat.
Diana started Dialogue - YouTube show with a mission to share success stories of Palestinian people in the world studying or working in such fields as : science, sports, art, diplomacy, business and more. While creating a positive image of Palestinian community in the world and raising awareness through showing real life-stories.
Diana has also started PaliRus which is a cultural media bridge for Palestine. At the intersection of the cultures, we review its similarities and differences, unite creative people, exchange ideas, launch projects, look for solutions to social problems.