EDUCATION AND CARE FOR SYRIAN YOUTH DISPLACED BY THE WAR
After the emergency aid, we support the children victims of the war in three educational centres in Latakia (Besnada and Zekezkaniée) and Homs. These centres provide school reinforcement and remedial education for 900 children (between 6 and 15 years old), most of them displaced from the cities of Raqqa, Idleb and Deir Ezzor. Science, Arabic and literature classes are taught by certified teachers. Psychologists work with the children on their traumas.
As the return to the liberated areas is not on the agenda, we will continue our support in 2020 to educational centres. Displaced families have lost absolutely everything in their flight. As soon as possible, we will participate in the reconstruction of schools in this devastated country.
Similarly, we are resuming our training on Syrian heritage, given by a Lebanese historian/archaeologist, at the Damascus Lazarist School so that 300 students in Damascus can learn about and appreciate their own culture and regain pride in their origins. This Yasmin Chami operation, which started in 2017, is a huge success with the students.
We will continue our medical support for the children treated in the Good Shepherd Sisters' centre in Damascus. Indeed, the Syrian capital is home to many very poor families who have lost everything in the war. Packed together with 2 or 3 families in insalubrious apartments on the outskirts of Damascus, these people receive permanent care from this congregation.
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