Intensive catch-up classes for the 3rd year in a row
This year will also be the start of the official Accelerated Learning Programme of Lebanese public schools, funded by UNICEF. The goal is to finally enroll Syrian refugee students into public Lebanese schools. The international community has granted more than $600 million for this purpose to the Lebanese government- but the results after one year of implementation are very meager. Only 20,000 of the estimated 500,000 Syrian school-aged children without education have been enrolled over the past school year. Now things shall get better.
In the meantime, our own summer lessons are taking place in four different locations: the R&R Peace Centre in Bkarzla, the Al-Ihsan camp school in Aarka, the smaller camp school in Tell Abbass El-Gharbi and the public school in Hissa. We have been working with each of these locations for years, but there are still new students coming in from the surrounding refugee camps. Summer is a perfect opportunity to bring them to the level of their classmates who have already been enrolled in public school or our informal camp schools over the last two years.
The intensive classes include English and French, alongside classes in Arabic, Math, Drawing, Theater, Journalism, and other creative lessons. Without our international and local volunteers, we would not be able to carry them out. And without the help of our many private donors, there would be no volunteers. Please continue supporting our work by making a small donation to one of our accounts!
Many thanks, also in the name of those we serve!