Access to public education is even more challenging for Syrian children living in the informal tented settlements and shelters that have scattered throughout Lebanon since 2011.

Amel Association International has decided to launch a pilot project in Khiam-Marjayoun area, last year: the Mobile Education Unit (MEU). The MEU, also known as “The Amel Bus” is a special vehicle equipped with educational and recreational material (books, educational games, numeric tablets, etc) as well as a cabinet for psychological consultation, benches, tables and movie-projection equipment.

The MEU operates directly in 5 Informal Settlements in Khiam—Marjayoun area on a weekly basis, and provides vulnerable children with Retention support activities (homework support, remedial sessions) psychosocial activities (individual consultations, focus groups, awareness sessions for the parents), recreational and cultural activities (weekly movie projections in the ITS, outdoor activities, drawings, theatre, etc).

 

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