“We cannot just sit and watch an entire generation of Syrian children descend into illiteracy and lose their chance at an independent future after the war.“
(Jaqueline Flory, Founder)
200.000 Syrian children are living in refugee camps in the Lebanese Bekaa-Valley, without a chance of attending school. Instead of learning how to read and write, many have to work in the fields for many hours of the day. That is the reason why beginning of 2016, the Munich-born Jaqueline Flory partnered with the teachers and parents of Tumblinger Elementary School and founded the organization Zeltschule e.V. („Tent School“ )
The motivating idea is as simple as it is captivating: The girls and boys are to be taught by teachers from the refugee community in basic tent schools right inside of the camps. And in order to make up for the loss in labor force, the organization supports the parents with food and water. Today, more than 7000 children are receiving daily lessons in 30 such tent schools.