Lebanon, Barr Elias
Large, stable tents with two classrooms and one toilet
To provide for these students, the Acronis Foundation partnered with the German NGO ‚Zeltschule e.V.‘, to construct a dependable school that doesn’t break refugee to official regulations. The new school is constructed of large, stable tents, to give more than 250 children the opportunity to learn and grow.
The students are schooled in two shifts, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. To ensure class attendance each student family receives food packages, so they don’t need to rely on their children’s salaries for survival. The community actively helps with school construction and the teachers are also refugees from Syria, living in the camp. For the community, building and staffing this school is an opportunity to create something meaningful and sustainable for their children. An education for their children also represents hope for their whole family.