October 8, 2021

New school year, new beginnings?

After two years of learning being disrupted by COVID-19 lockdowns and the multiple crises Lebanon is facing, about 1,600 out-of-school children have gone back to study in person in the eight learning centers we support in the country. Despite the […]
October 8, 2021

God never abandons His children

MEET IMANE Imane and her four children outside their appartment We are from the countryside of Aleppo, Syria, but we fled seven years ago, ever since ISIS came to our area. ISIS used to cut off heads in public. They […]
March 12, 2021

After 10 years, I feel like an unwelcome guest

MEET RABIH My name is Rabih, I am from Aleppo in Syria. My family and I have been living as refugees in Lebanon for years. Living here is very difficult. I struggle to secure rent and to buy food and […]
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 […]