There are approximately 1.5 million Syrian refugees in Lebanon today, roughly one third of the country's population and the highest proportion of refugees anywhere in the world. The influx of more than 660,000 school-age refugee children has exacerbated the challenges of an already struggling Lebanese educational sector. Teach For Lebanon is working to ensure that all children in Lebanon, regardless of socioeconomic background, have access to quality education. In the communities where Teach For Lebanon fellows teach, more than 20% of their students are refugees.
This video highlights Teach For Lebanon’s approach to addressing the needs of the refugee students in its classrooms, and enabling them to thrive both academically and holistically. Because Lebanon's official curriculum relies on the English and French languages, students from Syria and other countries face significant obstacles to learning and comprehension. Teach For Lebanon Fellows are trained to overcome these challenges using a variety of techniques and activities to positively impact not only the academic outcomes but also the psychological and personal wellbeing of students and their families.
Learn more about Teach For All network partners' work addressing Education in Emergencies in countries around the world.