Principles from schools in Beirut's suburbs discuss ways to curb violence and drug abuse in schools. (The Daily Star/Mohammad Azakir)
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Representatives from suburban Beirut schools presented projects aimed at preventing violence in their classrooms and communities Thursday, at the closing event of a United Nations Development Program initiative to counter rising crime in educational institutions.The projects come amid rising tensions due to the large numbers of Syrian children now enrolled in Lebanese schools. The event was attended by municipality heads, project managers, students, parents, teachers, school personnel and potential donors.A third project, presented by teachers of schools in Furn al-Shubbak, will try to encourage authorities to give fair treatment to both Lebanese citizens and immigrants in the area.The final project, presented by teachers from Haret Hreik Secondary School for Boys, hopes to change perspectives of public spaces and public schools.
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