Students in Lebanon have returned to school after years of complications due to COVID-19.
Wissam Nasrallah with the Lebanese Society for Educational and Social Development (LSESD) says, “Two years out of school has had a tremendous impact on kids and students. Our teachers have a lot on their hands. But they’re doing an amazing job day in and day out.”
LSESD education wing
LSESD operates Beirut Baptist School, an inclusive K-12 school, as well as the SKILD program, which focuses on learning differences. SKILD, which stands for Smart Kids with Individual Learning Differences, was started in 2011.
The Lebanese government often provides no educational aid to these kids. And that’s even more true as the country falls deeper into financial crisis. Nasrallah says, “Students are tired. They know that they live in a country that can offer them very few prospects of a better future. Most of them just want to want to leave.”
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Kevin Zeller
CALL TO ACTION
- Ask God to strengthen the LSESD team as they show Jesus’ love to their students.
- Consider visiting LSESD virtually or by volunteering.