While attending a CAM-supported school for refugee children, Akil broke his pencil in two and gave his classmate, who had none, the second half.
When we walked into the classrooms, we saw enthusiastic children with big smiles,” reported David Troyer, CAM General Director, who recently visited refugee schools in Lebanon. “But then the teachers told us the tragic stories behind those smiles, and I had to wonder if our children would be able to smile if they had faced… Read more
Seven years ago the tiny country of Lebanon welcomed its first Syrian war refugees. Today, there are more than 1 million refugees there. And the war in Syria grinds on with no end in sight. In most cases, jobs aren’t available to these refugees, or it is illegal for them to work. Also, more than… Read more
Before fleeing Syria, refugee children and their families experienced horrific things. Some of them saw family members being brutally killed. Many lived through relentless bombing and the destruction of their homes. As a result, a lot of refugee children suffer emotional trauma. Christian schools in Lebanon that receive funds from CAM are a haven of… Read more
Kalila’s* behavior changed completely after she started attending a Christian school in Lebanon. Before, she was one of the many Syrian refugee children left at home with nothing to do. During the day, her father went looking for work and her mother went looking for food or help. Not wanting to leave their children alone… Read more
Sami* and Samira* used to live a normal life in Syria. But then war came to their country. One day when Samira was only a baby, a bomb hit their house. Samira’s mom and dad ran out of the house with their two children. Or so they thought. Samira had been wrapped up in a… Read more
Is it possible for us to be able to read and write and our children can’t? How tragic, that we know how to read and write, but our children don’t!” This was one Syrian mother’s anguished cry. Over half of the Syrian refugee children in Lebanon are not attending school. Amira* was twelve years old… Read more