Child friendly space in Syria becomes a symbol of hopeSeptember 16, 2018
A time for planting, and a time for reapingOctober 1, 2018
This new academic year, more than 1,600 children are enrolled in the nine education centers we are supporting in Lebanon. An additional 370 will continue to benefit from two child friendly spaces in Syria. This September, MERATH organized several trainings and workshops for our Lebanese and Syrian educators and teachers.
We believe in our partners and we want to invest in them to help them respond with high standards to the needs of the most vulnerable in their communities.
This September, we provided them with many workshops and trainings in the fields of education, child protection, and psychosocial support.
More than resources and technical expertise, these are great opportunities to bring together partners that are doing similar work and provide a place for collaboration, knowledge sharing, encouragement, and networking to improve the quality of work across each sector.
This quarter, the ELN (Education Learning Network) looked at various topics relating to providing support to children, parents and one another, as well as tools and strategies for planning successful lessons. As usual there were many opportunities to participate and share ideas, and learn from one another.
The child protection trainings included psychosocial support-based activities and round tables about working with teenagers and parents, as well as children with special needs.
The training was a real need. The sessions were very interesting and useful, and it was great meeting with the other hubs and our officers in Lebanon. We were able to share our experience and discovered that we often struggle with the same challenges! We left feeling encouraged and better equipped.
> Meet George, coordinator for the child friendly space we support in Damascus
13-14 September : Child protection training for Syrian partners
17 September : Child protection training for Lebanese partners
19 September : Quarterly meeting of our Education Learning Network
24-26 September : Psychosocial support trainings by SKILD for various Lebanese partners
That this month’s workshops and trainings can strongly benefit the attending educators and teachers in the long run
That our partners’ strength and joy can be renewed in spite of the difficult circumstances they might be working in
That the new school year might be a symbol of hope for families and their children
That we will reach more and more children throughout the year with high quality non-formal education
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