Education for Syrian Refugee Children in Lebanon
About this Mission Project
The Bekaa Valley of Lebanon is dotted with large, informal settlements of Syrian refugees. More than 1.5 million Syrians have sought refuge in Lebanon, a tiny country ill-equipped to meet their needs. More than half of the refugees are children, and 70% have no access to formal education.
Nine-year-old “Safaa” hasn’t been in school since her family fled to Lebanon a year ago. Housing is scarce and her family lives in a garage, for which they pay $400 a month. Her father can’t find steady employment. Safaa and her siblings have been very affected by the war, but she still dreams of going to school and becoming a pediatrician.
- $100 provides three children each with a school uniform, winter clothes (a jacket, a hat, socks and boots), a backpack and school supplies.
- $250 covers six children’s school needs.
- $500 will help 12 children.
Mission Project Specifics
This project seeks to raise $52,800 to hire Syrian refugee teachers and purchase textbooks, school supplies and uniforms for 100 students in Lebanon. The purpose of the project is to give educational support to Syrian refugee children.
This project will be managed by Lucas Shindeldecker, director of Relief and Community Development for the Lebanese Society for Educational and Social Development (LSESD).
It is anticipated that this project will give these children the chance for a more stable future and improve their sense of well-being.
Connect to this Mission Project
- Pray with the LSESD and its partners in Lebanon that God would continue to empower his church to meet the needs of the Syrian refugees, providing LSESD with the strength and resources to touch the lives of children and families that are suffering.
- Your donations make this mission project possible.
- To donate by check, write Lebanon/Educate Syrian Children on the memo line and mail to International Ministries, PO Box 851, Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851.
- Share this information with others in your community and in your church family.
- For information, contact Chris Marziale.
This is one of the classes at the school for Syrian refugee children in the Bekaa Valley. The school provides psychosocial and spiritual support through daily chapel and weekly Bible classes. The school includes Kindergarten through grade seven. It currently hosts 270 students and plans to expand to 300 students in 2015.