Learning World: Learning to Cope: the Impact of Syria’s War on the ‘Lost Generation’
Part 1: Bringing Communities Together in Syria
North East of Syria is stable enough to welcome people fleeing from war-devastated areas in the rest of the country and from Iraq. In the neighbourhood of Qamishli lives a mix of people: Kurdish, Arabs, Assyrians and Armenians.
The area was multi-ethnic before the war, but since the conflict the communities are more mingled and multilingualism is essential for everyone to get along. But there is another issue: children are often traumatized, and the different communities must learn to live together in peace. Watch this video to learn about the psychological aid offered by Rojava Free Women's Foundation to help develop local children and parents’ resilience.
Part 2: Lebanon: Educating Syria's Lost Generation
In Lebanon, more than a million Syrian refugees have found a new home. Half of them are children, and most of them enter the labour market at an early age to support their families.
There are almost 300,000 Syrian children out of school in Lebanon, but some of them are able to receive an informal education thanks to UNICEF and NGOs like BEYOND. These NGOs have set up learning and play centers to help young people keep on learning.
However, obtaining valid certifications for those who want to return to Syria one day can be a challenge. Watch this video to find out how UNICEF is trying to find a solution to help these students build a better future.