In Jordan’s Azraq refugee camp, Syrian teachers and fellow refugees Shadi Zahed and Muteeb Hamdan are making their students’ dreams of higher education a reality.
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Although the United Nations reports a decline in early marriages globally, many young Syrian girls still end up married before their 18th birthday. But Iman’s story shows that education is providing an alternative option.
Relief International is one of the leading providers of education inside Jordan’s Za’atari and Azraq refugee camps. Our signature project is a year-long prep course for the Tawjihi, the final exam students are required to take to graduate from high school.
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Since the war in Syria broke out in 2011, more than one million Syrian children have been born in exile as refugees. Through strategic partnerships, Relief International established an Early Childhood Education Center in each refugee camp to support the needs of the youngest Syrian refugees.
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Relief International operates one of the few programs in Lebanon dedicated entirely to the care of older people who are among the most vulnerable in fragile settings.
Mustafa Al Sayyah, 13, was forced to abandon his education when he became a refugee. Now, he works to earn tips at a local vegetable shop in Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley. Relief International’s Cash for Education program is working to make sure that other Syrian refugees living in Lebanon don’t have to do the same.
Asmaa, 33, and Mariam, 61, live a five-minute drive away from one another in the small Lebanese border town of Arsal. They have never met, but they have more in common than just the town where they live.
Lebanon’s Bekaa Valley shelters more than 350,000 Syrian refugees, 71% of whom live below the poverty line. Syrian refugee, Yara, who receives cash assistance from Relief International, tells her story.