File - Children play at a nursery. (The Daily Star/Mahmoud Kheir)
Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
A Sudanese toddler was rejected from a nursery in Zouk Mikael after parents threatened to remove their children from the daycare facility if "a black kid" was enrolled, prompting an intervention Monday by the Health Ministry.Kijjo, who works in cleaning services in Lebanon, said he was looking to check his son into a nursery as both he and his wife work during the day. When he reached an agreement to enroll Rizk for $150 at a nursery close to home, the family was delighted. When contacted by The Daily Star, a Health Ministry source would not reveal the name of the nursery, but said the nursery had acted on the complaints of parents.The source said that the Health Ministry had tasked the Social Affairs Ministry with following up on the issue with the parents who had objected, and to conduct racism awareness sessions.
Arak celebration spotlights young-old divide
Sheikh, brothers arrested over gory murder
Lebanon should not be a hostage to Syria crisis: Lavrov
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE