Alexandra Chen tells the story of Kareem, an eleven year old Syrian refugee in Bokja Design Studio in Saifi village, Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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A grassroots initiative to finance education for Syrian refugees in Baalbek held a fundraiser at Bokja Design Studio in Saifi Village, Beirut, Tuesday.Nahas said she was moved to action when she heard Alexandra Chen, a United Nations child protection and mental health adviser, share a story about Karim, a young Syrian refugee, at the World Economic Forum in Davos.After connecting in Davos, Chen and Nahas joined forces with Trudi Hodges of the Special Projects at AUB to launch a campaign to benefit refugees' education.Nahas said that she had stumbled upon the Baalbek refugee school after two journalists from The Daily Star reported on it. Karim is now one of 200 young Syrian refugees receiving an education at the Baalbek school.
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