Education

Monday 24 October 2016

School… at long last

There is always a first time for everything. So the saying goes. A first day at school, for any child, is always an anxious, exciting time that marks a fresh start in life.

Friday 9 September 2016

Nurturing future talents

The stage is all set. The actors have rehearsed their roles and put on their theatrical outfit. The audience have taken their seats. They are ready for the moment. Ready for this ‘mini-adaptation.’

Hala* is sporting a green hat and carrying a splint oak basket. Faten* has draped a shawl around her head and put on horn-rimmed glasses that befit her grandmotherly looks.

Wednesday 20 July 2016

Tarek's heavy bag

His black duffle bag is full to the brim. He drags it along the floor and straps the drawstring on his shoulder with two consecutive moves. Today’s journey has begun.

Tarek, 12, is leaving his house to embark on a tour around one of the villages in Mount Lebanon. Inside his bag, there are clothes, linen and socks. For the next five hours, he will try to market as much as he can. He is a child on a mission.

Tuesday 14 June 2016

A classroom they call home

Save the Children's ECCD tent in Bekaa

Walking into this tent in the Bekaa informal settlement, there are many things that one will instantly notice.

Wednesday 1 June 2016

Pen Pals Exchange Happy Thoughts

Syrian children replied to their pen pals in Australia

From one side of the world to the other, letters travelled. The senders have never met the receivers, but they certainly have a lot to speak about.

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