What the project does
The kindergarten provides for 100 students in Wadi Zayne in the south of Lebanon. The school provides the children with an important education while also addressing their psycho-social needs.
The curriculum focuses on education and psychosocial activities for 4 to 6-year-olds. They learn numbers, play team games and do art work amongst other activities. The team games are particularly important for children who have either experienced trauma or live with insecurity because they encourage teamwork, self-discipline, trust and sharing.
On top of this, the teachers for the school are from the refugee community as many had worked in education before. The kindergarten provides them with a livelihood and a rare opportunity to use their professional skills.
The teachers are incredibly resourceful and often use simple materials such as paper cups and plates, objects we tend to take for granted, to make animals, sea creatures and even snowmen!