UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

09/12/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/12/2021 05:49

Back to school: Syrian children in Bekaa refugees camps resume learning at UNESCO schools

At 7:30 in the morning, as the sun rises over the Bekaa Valley with some cold breeze, Ahmad rushes to the school bus that picks his friends and him up to the UNESCO school, which is not far away from the camps. Ahmad and his family left Syria and moved to Lebanon in 2013. Like many of his peers displaced by the war, he stopped attending school for several years. When the UNESCO Saadnayel Middle School opened in 2019, Ahmad enrolled in grade 6, and he is in grade 8 now. 'I am one of the excellent students in my class.' He says it proudly.