"Tent" school opened in Lebanon for Syria refugees

Seeking to step into the gap and provide children with an education, Syrian refugee and former teacher Fatima has transformed her tent into a school. Image from UNHCR’s video ‘Lebanon – Homeschooling In A Tent’

Local public schools in Lebanon can accommodate only half of the 400,000 school-age Syrian refugee children in the country according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

More than four million people have fled Syria as a result of the four-year long civil war that has engulfed the country.

Many parents have arrived in Lebanon and are hoping that their children can receive a proper education.

Daniel Dickinson reports.

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