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 […]
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 […]
June 11, 2018
Protecting children from child labor

Protecting children starts with feeding their family

Protecting children from child labor is a complex issue, and it starts by addressing the economic pressure on the family, which can often be the reason for sending a child to work. Child labor is a growing issue, as refugee and […]
May 20, 2018
church education programs for refugees

So much more than just academics!

MEET NADINE ” 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. […]
May 11, 2018
Food assistance sends a 11-year-old back to school

Food assistance sends a child back to school

MEET FAYCAL ” My name is Omar[1] and I am a father of three, two boys and a girl. The neighborhood we were living in was heavily targeted and attacked during the war, and we lost our house. But the […]
January 1, 2018
church learning center

Syrian refugee teaches the children of his former enemies

MEET FADI   “I am from a large city in Syria where fighting became quite violent and I had to flee to Lebanon in 2013. Now, I teach Arabic to 120 Syrian refugee children aged 6-11. When I started teaching […]
December 5, 2017
Church learning center in Lebanon

Church learning center allows refugee children to catch up on years of missed education

MEET MAHMOUD   ” My wife Maha and I are Kurdish and we have three children. Before coming to Lebanon, we used to live in Aleppo where I was running my own business. However, when bombing and attacks increased in […]