“For many of them, you just can’t make up all the school they have lost,” Milan said. “By teaching them languages, they can make a giant step into the world. People will hire them faster than others simply because they have language skills that others don’t have.”
He has seen students gain employment and admission into private schools largely because they had conversational skills in a handful of languages. In essence, knowing 500 words of French, English, and Russian opens doors.
Milan said languages are also a way to engage children in learning in a region of the world where schools often rely heavily on memorization and repetition. Language helps them get excited about learning.
The plan is for the school to move from a single room to a cargo truck that will deliver space for three classrooms — one in the cargo box and one on either side under the shade of an awning.
Severe political and economic strife in Lebanon have slowed the truck rollout to a crawl. God-willing, the truck purchased through Tent Schools supporters will deliver education and loving support to children who need it most by 2022. Consider a gift
to Tent Schools International today.
Headline photo: Syrian students in Bekaa Valley, Lebanon
Embedded photo: an Iraqi boy attending our partner school, Good Shepherd Center in Jordan