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An ambitious school ‘timeshare’ plan in Lebanon will bring hope to Syria’s young refugees – BUT IT NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT!!!
While more than 100 years ago the Red Cross established the right to healthcare in conflict zones, the right of refugee boys and girls to continue their education, irrespective of borders, has yet to be won.
But this week in the village of Akroum, which is in the extreme north-east corner of Lebanon close to the Syrian border, a group of exiled Syrian teachers teamed up with Akroum’s local village school to “timeshare” the building. For several half days each week, outside of normal school hours, they teach the refugee children.
These teachers are unpaid volunteers who are taking children off the streets, preventing many from becoming child labourers or even beggars, and already doing what only education can do – providing the children with hope that there is a future worth preparing for.