Lebanon (MNN) — We reported last year that Tent Schools International was planning a mobile school in Lebanon. Now, the school has officially launched, bringing education to Syrian refugee kids in the Bekaa Valley.
The entire school rides on the bed of a truck and includes space for kids to sit and learn.
Rawan Haddad says 12 children have been enrolled during the first month. “With increased funding, our partner will later add two more classes during warmer months, for a total of 36 Syrian children who would otherwise have no access to education.”
“The mobile school includes a bathroom, a small kitchen to serve healthy school lunches, and learning materials.”
In fact, Tent Schools hopes to see more mobile schools working across the Bekaa Valley. Haddad says, “All the kids are excited to start their new classes, inside and outside the truck. They are amazed that the school will come to them instead of walking miles to get there. With loving teachers, of course.”
Want to help this work? You can donate to Tent Schools International here. Haddad says, “And please pray for our partners in the field, that God gives them health, wisdom, and strength so they can continue what they are doing.”
Header photo courtesy of Tent Schools International.