Abdo’s Story

Abdo’s Story November 1, 2022 Emily Klooster Lebanon Until recently, 17-year-old Abdo would escape his family’s cramped tent in Bekaa Valley to sleep in the streets, finding field work for area farmers during the day. His parents were worried he was not in school or at home, but they were exhausted from their own work […]

Wheels of Change in Lebanon

Wheels of Change in Lebanon October 27, 2022 Emily Klooster Lebanon A mobile school expands its ministry in Lebanon, bringing education to a new camp and launching a vocational sewing program for Syrian girls. The needs are great, and this school-on-wheels delivers food and medicine, too.  Promoting peace Providing opportunity Countering extremism Economic crisis in […]

Ready to Roll: a New Mode of Education

Ready to Roll: a New Mode of Education April 5, 2022 Emily Klooster Lebanon With your help, refugee children in Lebanon finally have their mobile school on a cargo truck. Promoting peace Providing opportunity Countering extremism After a year of reporting on the “almost-ready” status of a school on a truck, the dream of a […]

Host Nations Struggle to Make Space for Refugees

Host Nations Struggle to Make Space for Refugees November 3, 2021 Anne Hamming Jordan, Lebanon With human migration, often the nations with the least to spare become hosts to the most refugees. Two prime examples of the pattern are Jordan and Lebanon. Both nations have fewer than 10 million citizens and neither nation is rich […]

Language Classes Open Doors for Syrian Kids

Language Classes Open Doors for Syrian Kids October 20, 2021 Anne Hamming Lebanon Our partner in Lebanon said the learning losses for Syrian refugee children are simply too significant to make up through standard education, so Pastor Joseph Milan found a way for some children to jump over the gaps and find opportunity any way. […]