July 1, 2020

Out of sight, not out of mind

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the education centers we support in Lebanon have been closed for the past three months. Thanks to the motivation and hard work of the educators, we have helped them implement distance learning, enabling about 1,200 […]
June 30, 2020

During lockdown, I learnt English with my children

MEET NAJWA Najwa’s children doing their homework My name is Najwa, I am a Syrian married to a Lebanese and have been living in Lebanon ever since I got married. We live with my in-laws in the outskirts of Beirut, […]
December 4, 2019

Welcoming displaced children in His name

The Syrian crisis has dragged hundreds of thousands of children away from their homes and communities, forcing them to live in places where they face harsh living conditions, are deprived of education opportunities, and do not feel welcomed. In this […]
March 28, 2019

Helping transition out-of-school children to formal education

Out-of-school Syrian children who want to enter the public school system in Lebanon now have a mandatory pathway of entry to catch up on missed education and enter closer to age-level. MERATH is coordinating with the Ministry of Education and […]
March 21, 2019

Journey of a mother

MEET ROULA “I was living in a nice house with my husband, our newborn son, and two daughters. One day we were told that ISIS was coming to our neighborhood. I left the house immediately with my children. As we […]
October 20, 2018
Education gives new dreams and wings

Education gives a teenager new dreams

MEET DIMA “Before the war in Syria, life was decent although we were not living in luxury. My husband was a painter, and I was a housewife. When the war started we witnessed very scary things: kidnappings, fighting, airplanes flying […]
October 10, 2018

The lasting impact of education

The education projects we support have a lasting and deep impact in the lives of the children who benefit from it. This beautiful letter from Dima to her teachers is the best proof of it. Meet Dima’s mother My four […]
September 28, 2018

Getting ready for the new academic year

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 […]
September 16, 2018
Child friendly space in Syria

Child friendly space in Syria becomes a symbol of hope

MEET GEORGE “My name is George and I am 23 years old. I am from Damascus and I am a dentist. But I am also working in psychosocial support programs in Syria such as the child friendly space (CFS) that […]
June 26, 2018
Remedial education in Syria

Remedial education in Syria helps a hearing impaired 10 year old feel like a child again

MEET SANAA “Our daughter Sanaa is ten years old. We are from Aleppo, but had to escape with our other daughter to a safer place in Syria. There were many explosions in our area and Sanaa witnessed one from so […]