Grandi speaks to a Syrian student at the Ibtihaj Kadoura Intermediate Public School in Bir Hasan.
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The newly elected U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi Wednesday toured an informal refugee shelter and a public school south of Beirut in his first official visit to Lebanon since taking office in Jan. 1 .UNHCR is working with the Education Ministry to create more places for school children through a "two shift" system. When public schools have reached full capacity, UNHCR coordinates a second "shift" of classes for Syrian refugees in the afternoon.In September of last year, the Education Ministry launched a nationwide "Back to School" campaign to invite all parents to register their children in school with the support of $94 million through UNHCR, UNICEF, the World Bank and bilateral donors. Grandi also visited Interior Minister Nouhad Machnouk.
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