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Non-Formal Education

Basmeh and Zeitooneh has established a Learning Center in Shatila refugee camp for Syrian students between the ages of six and fifteen years old. It was designed specifically for those students whose education was disrupted by the conflict, and who are not able to enroll in Lebanese public schools. Our Learning Center provides these children access to the Lebanese educational curriculum, teaching English, French, Arabic, Science and Mathematics, with a particular focus on language learning, in order to enable students to readily adapt to Lebanese public schools.

The education program runs alongside the organization’s Peace Education Program in Shatila, which provides recreational and creative activities to the children to improve their psychosocial well-being. 

The Learning Center has served over 700 students in the past year, and is the only educational program of its scale available for Syrian children in Shatila refugee camp.