Food assistance sends a child back to schoolMay 11, 2018
Protecting children starts with feeding their familyJune 11, 2018
” My name is Nadine and I am an English teacher in the church education program. We are four teachers and we are able to provide 75 children education in the fields of English, Math, Arabic, and Arts. Most of the children are refugees from Syria and Iraq, but we also have vulnerable Lebanese children.
It is my second year here. Since I have been working here the vision of this center has really grown on me. We don’t just teach the children. We try to help them recover from traumatic experiences and we work on their personalities and social skills. We want them to feel confident about themselves again. We always try to bring out the best in them.
One of our challenges is that we don’t have an outdoor space where the children could really let all their energy out during recess, and it makes it also harder for them to focus during the classes.
What keeps me going is when I see results, when I see things changing. The children can express themselves better, they fight less, their academic skills have improved and we see how proud and happy that makes them feel!
These kids are really like any kids in the world. If we give them the right childhood, if we give them what they need to grow healthy, they will be like any adult in the world.
My hope is that they will never forget what they learn here and that it is going to lead to sustainable change for the better in their life.”
We don’t just teach the children. We want them to feel confident about themselves again and we always try to bring out the best in them.
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