Marah, 7 years old, was very shy and hesitant to communicate with her peers

Marah, 7 years old, was very shy and hesitant to communicate with her peers when she first started the back-to-school remedial class, now Marah confidently shares her thoughts in front of her class!

While this confidence is merely a new skill for Marah, it will make a significant difference in the woman Marah will become in the future. This is the power of ‪#‎education‬!

UNHCR’s remedial classes program in ‪#‎Tartous‬ targeted dropped-out children from displaced families to help them go back to school and pursue their education. It included school rehabilitation, remedial classes in addition to Psycho-Social Support for the children, and it used various methods to motivate the children to go back to school, like providing stationary and transportation in addition to awareness-raising sessions. The program was conducted in cooperation with our implementing partner Department of Ecumenical Relations and Development- دائرة العلاقات المسكونية والتنمية.

With 4.5 million children affected by the crisis, many Syrian children were deprived from the right to learn because of displacements and bad economic situation. With programs like these, a true difference can be made to the lives of these children.

Photo: © UNHCR \ GOPA

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