What we do
OCTOBER 2013 to JUNE 2014
Inclusive and Enabling Learning Environment for Out of School Displaced Syrians and Underprivileged Lebanese Learners - UNICEF
Ana Aqra Association offers basic non-formal literacy, ALP classes and psychosocial support activities in 12-week sessions as a response to the refugee situation in Lebanon. This emergency project is targeting the needs of displaced Syrian children and at risk Lebanese students in and around public schools in Beirut, Bekaa, Mount Lebanon and South Lebanon.
Stories from the field
At the beginning of the Wata Al-Musaytbeh summer program, eight year old Youssef was very reserved. He didn't speak to anyone and never participated in any classroom activities.
His mother said that Youssef's father had left them when she was pregnant. She clearly expressed hardship and tension in the relationship with her son. Towards the end of the camp, Youssef came out of his shell, gained self-confidence and became more social, and ultimately his relationship with his mother improved. The picture clearly reveals his confidence speaking into the microphone.
Sema is a Syrian refugee who arrived in Lebanon two weeks after the start of the school year. She was admitted to Sad Al-Bouchrieh School for Girls and enrolled in a French language class in the after school remedial program with no prior knowledge of the language.
Sema showed gradual but significant improvement in the program. After only a few short months, Sema was invited to the UNESCO celebration and wrote a descriptive story in French about her experience.