Providing education and protection to out-of-school children
In times of conflict and displacement children are often the most vulnerable. Having fled their homes and everything they know, these out-of-school children are also without the opportunity of education to help protect their childhood and shape their future. Apart from the basic knowledge and life skills gained, attending school gives displaced children a safe place to play and develop, gives them a hope for the future, provides routine and a sense of normalcy, a place to make friends and build social skills, and decreases common risks for refugee children such as abuse, child labor, early marriage, exploitation, trafficking, and radicalization.
EDUCATION & PROTECTION
children receiving non-formal education in 8 learning centers in Lebanon
My children have been enrolled for a few months only, but I am already impressed. They seem very happy and even their behavior has improved. The teachers tell me that my daughter is very smart, so I want to keep on educating her.
children reached with psychosocial support in 2020/21
She didn’t smile or laugh and was very lonely. So I brought her to the learning center. Now she is playing, laughing and smiling again because of the friends she has made, the fun crafts, games and care of the teachers. She loves to come here. I feel she is respected and has value.