On International Literacy Day, we find no better occasion to announce our step to break the deep-rooted stereotype of education in the minds of students, where our education sector is launching its “School in a Bus” project on September 14th in both Al Yasamine Syrian refugee camp in Bekaa and the Sibline camp in the Ketermaya area of Mount Lebanon, where the two buses will deliver education to 200 marginalized children unable to access their basic right to education.
The buses have been equipped with the foundations for a successful educational process and are targeting the neediest segment of camp children, offering science and entertainment programs, as well as interactive classes within a distinctive educational environment. The buses are equipped with educational and technical tools, as well as film screenings and puppet theater shows to develop thinking and build a conscious personality.
It is reported that a “School in a Bus” in the Bekaa area is being implemented for the second year in a row, while the Ketermaya bus is being launched for the first time in a new experiment for refugee students in this area.
The education sector in URDA is preparing to run two more buses in the Aarsal and Akkar areas to spread hope among a number of students who have been denied access to education, so as to become a link that connects them to formal education in a unique humanitarian experience.