Emergency Aid for Children Fleeing Syria

by Middle East Children's Alliance
Emergency Aid for Children Fleeing Syria
Emergency Aid for Children Fleeing Syria
Emergency Aid for Children Fleeing Syria
Emergency Aid for Children Fleeing Syria
Emergency Aid for Children Fleeing Syria
Emergency Aid for Children Fleeing Syria
Emergency Aid for Children Fleeing Syria
Emergency Aid for Children Fleeing Syria
Emergency Aid for Children Fleeing Syria
Emergency Aid for Children Fleeing Syria
Emergency Aid for Children Fleeing Syria
Emergency Aid for Children Fleeing Syria
Emergency Aid for Children Fleeing Syria
Emergency Aid for Children Fleeing Syria
Emergency Aid for Children Fleeing Syria
Emergency Aid for Children Fleeing Syria

Project Report | Dec 10, 2015
Realizing their right to education

By Josie Shields-Stromsness | MECA Program Director

One of the classrooms
One of the classrooms

With your support, we are funding a full year of classes in English, Arabic, math, and computers for 267 children in Lebanon. These children are Syrian refugees who can't attend the local schools because they have fallen behind, they don't have the correct paperwork, their families can't afford the uniforms and registration fees, or there is simply no room for them in the classrooms.

Our partner, the Children of Jalil Center, is running an informal school. 87 of the children are illiterate and are getting intensive courses in reading and writing. All of the children also take part in weekend psychosocial activities like sports, dance, and music. 

After the first month of classes, one of the teachers commented "I am very happy because I sensed improvement, and this makes me very optimistic, after it became the boys distinguish some Arabic and English letters as well as numbers and operations of addition and subtraction."

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Middle East Children's Alliance

Location: Berkeley, CA - USA
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Twitter: @MECAforPeace
Project Leader:
Josie Shields-Stromsness
Berkeley , CA United States

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