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Feb 22, 2018
EDUCATION : 300 more children back-to-school this year
LIVELIHOODS : 500 school uniforms on their way!
PARTNERS’ CORNER : Gathering our educators
BASIC NEEDS : It all starts with food security
© Helen Manson / TFNZ
In Syria, my family and I were happy, and
life was good. Now we live in a small
tent in the Beqaa Valley. My husband
tries to find day labor, but work is scarce
and his health is not good. We were in-
troduced to the church by some of our
neighbors. The church is helping us tre-
Through the church we receive monthly
food assistance and my children are fi-
nally back in school. Between displace-
ment in Syria and moving to Lebanon
they missed four years of school. The
education program at the church has
helped them catch up on the years they
missed and has changed them a lot.
They are happy now and confident. Even
during the weekend they want to go
school. The teachers are like second
mothers to them and care for them so
They were extremely sad to leave Syria
and affected by the war. The school has
not only helped them academically, but
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2017July – September
This new school year, 1,500 out-of-school children will
be learning at the nine education centers we are sup-
porting in Lebanon. Mathematics, History, Arabic,
English, Sports : enough subjects for everyone!
Over 300 more refugee children who weren’t going to school
will be reached with education this new academic year. In to-
tal, there are 1,500 children getting a high quality non-formal
education at the nine centers MERATH is supporting this
year, up from 1,200 in 2016/17. Going to school is more than
just learning for these refugee children. It gives them a much-
needed routine, a safe place to play with their peers and hope
of a better future.
The centers are also providing psychosocial support, includ-
ing group and individualized counseling for children with the
most significant challenges.
EDUCAT ION :
300 MORE CHILDREN BACK-TO-SCHOOL THIS YEAR!
BASIC NEEDS :IT ALL STARTS WITH FOOD SECURITY
PARTNERS’ CORNER : GATHERING OUR EDUCATORS
We are so thankful for our Education
Learning Network’s meeting in Septem-
ber! It is deeply encouraging to see many
people from different backgrounds meet
with one common goal : improving their
teaching skills to better serve their com-
munities and the vulnerable people
among them. They are an inspiration
to us all!
This summer, we continued to help our
partners in Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq
provide vital food assistance to thousands
of vulnerable households. Over 4,000
food boxes and vouchers were distributed
each month. This contributed to stabilizing
their food security situation, easing the
financial burden for refugees and vulnera-
ble local populations alike.
LIVELIHOODS : 500 SCHOOL UNIFORMS ON THEIR WAY!
MERATH, through local partners, implements relief and development projects
for thousands of refugee and internally displaced families
in Syria, Lebanon, and Iraq
We are proud of the inspiring women in
our sewing projects, who are working hard
to learn new skills and have now started
generating income! They have been partic-
ularly busy these past three months, sew-
ing 500 school uniforms for the pupils of
two of our non-formal education pro-
© Food for the Hungry