100 lives via Hello Mag

Amal Clooney is a successful British-Lebanese lawyer and activist known for leading numerous high-profile human rights cases. She recently represented Armenia in a genocide trial and was ranked the second most powerful Arab woman last year.

Clooney is quite an exceptional woman, an inspirational role model for young women around the world, a hard worker and she’s doesn’t plan on stopping anytime soon. In fact, Amal just launched her new annual scholarship which will fund secondary schooling for one girl from her home country Lebanon. The scholarship is in partnership with 100 Lives and will “send one female student from Lebanon to United World College in Dilijan, Armenia, each year to enroll in a two-year international baccalaureate program”.

“This scholarship will give young women from Lebanon the opportunity of a lifetime,” the British barrister said 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.” Participants will be chosen each year “based on their exemplary academic performance and demonstrable interest in the promotion of human rights and international issues,” the statement said.

The scholarship’s first recipient is Lebanese student Pamela Tebchrany, who graduated at the top of her class and is fluent in Arabic, French and English. She’s planning on pursuing her interests in human rights and women’s equality.

A great initiative coming from an exceptional woman! We need more women like Amal in Lebanon and the world.