We updated you recently on the good news that the children are back to school in Lebanon and learning again after months of closures and disruption due to Covid-19. But, the current economic and political climate in Lebanon continues to be increasingly difficult. We spoke to Nuna Matar from our partner organisation this week who gave us an update on what’s happening in the country and how it’s affecting their work.
We work with our partner organisation, Triumphant Mercy to support education and vocational training for 300 Syrian refugees living in informal settlements in Bekaa Valley in Lebanon. They attend a specially built school in Zahle and are taught by trained Syrian refugee teachers in their own dialect, following a bespoke Syrian - Lebanese curriculum.
Nuna Matar from Triumphant Mercy spoke to us this week to update us on the current situation in Lebanon...
Nuna and her team at our partner organisation are showing incredible resilience and commitment in the face of extreme adversity and economic instability. Keep an eye on our Latest Stories for further updates or sign up for our email updates to get the latest news straight to your inbox.
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Children on the Edge has been supporting education for 300 Syrian refugee children since 2015. Initially based in four tent schools, we now have one central building in Zahle. This work is kindly funded by the Players of the People's Postcode Lottery.