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Website launch

Welcome to Syria – Teach for hope’s website, 

This platform has been built, with one goal in mind, being educational as well as facilitating discussion.

For our wish is to give you extensive information on the work of the organization, its ties with the Foundation Kayany, and the schools built in the Bekaa valley. Many times we went there and will continue to visit the refugee camps. Our commitment is to share with you this experience. Photos, videos, testimonials will help you to have an idea of their daily life. You will also be able to follow up the construction of the schools, and progress in terms of access to education, in order to assess the work of the organization.

It’s also a place for discussion, because we are dedicated to make this project as collaborative as possible. We are expecting your comments, your suggestions of articles to put on the blog, and any idea of feasible projects. Together only, we will make a difference.

VIDEO – This is Exile – Diaries of Child Refugees (from Syria)

This is Exile – Diaries of Child Refugees (Cutdown)

Shown at the Prix Bayeux 2005, this documentary made by Mani, is a moving testimony, entirely recounted by children.

VIDEO – Poems from Laurent Gaudé

Teaching is bringing hope

We firmly believe that the real long term response to the regime’s barbarism against his people lies in children’s education. The civil war which has plagued Syria for the past 4 years has displaced millions of people. As a result, in places such as the Bekka Valley in Lebanon, just miles from the Syrian border, over a million refugees survive in makeshift camps and tents.

Every day new camps populated by extremely impoverished and mostly illiterate people appear. Men try to find work in the fields while women stay in camps, tending to the countless bored children. If this situation continues, these children, who will have known only war and camps, will be easy prey for armed militia and extremist ideology. They will become “child solders ” with no moral values .

The only way to save the children from this horrendous fate is to fight barbarism with a solid secular education. We must urgently teach these children how to read, write, and count but also to teach them discipline, hygiene and nutrition!

Marie-Christine Boinet