Amel mobile education unit. (The Daily Star/Mohammed Zaatari)
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Hiam, an 11-year-old Syrian refugee, rushed out of her tent and ran toward a lawn in Marjayoun's Marj al-Khawkh to approach the Mobile Education Unit.According to Amel's website, about 180,000 Lebanese children and 300,000 Syrian children have not received any education since birth."This project is for helping Syrian refugees who are having difficulties in school," said Ahmad Abu al-Aynayn, field coordinator of educational projects at Amel.He explained that the project complements the education refugees receive and is aligned with Lebanon's official curriculum."Lessons concentrate on two sections – the academic section and the psychosocial support section – all year round," Aynayn said.He added that although the initial target of the project was to help 800 students, to date there are over 1,200 students in Syrian refugee camps in the Khiam-Marjayoun area who benefit from the initiative. Syrian refugee children attend school for five hours a day, Aynayn said, though he expressed belief that this was not enough.
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