Our implementing partner in Lebanon, SB OverSeas , has been registering children living in an informal refugee settlement in Saida, where, with the support of Help Refugees and Breteau Foundation they are setting up a catch-up school.

Every child has the right to an education, but minors living in informal camps are often deprived of this most basic of universal rights. That’s what makes projects such as these so important.

There are over 400 children living in the settlement and most have missed several years of schooling, having had to leave Syria. They will follow the Lebanese curriculum, with a view to bringing children up to a level that will one day enable them to enter into Lebanese public schools. Local teachers have also been employed.

Kids and parents alike were very enthusiastic about this opportunity, queuing to sign up. We will share more more updates from Saida when the school is up and running.