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Volunteers turn tent into makeshift school in NW Syria

Voluntary teachers in Idlib city of northwestern Syria try to respond to call of children

Erdal Turkoglu   | 10.01.2020
Volunteers turn tent into makeshift school in NW Syria

IDLIB, Syria

Voluntary teachers who did not want Idlib’s children to stay away from education turned a 12-square-meter tent into a school in the de-escalation zone in Idlib city of northwestern Syria.

Over 20,000 more civilians have fled Idlib city in northwestern Syria, taking shelter near the Turkish border in recent days, according to the head of Syria’s Response Coordination Group.

Bombing by Russian-backed forces of the Bashar Assad regime in Syria has displaced more than 379,000 Syrians since November 2019.

Due to intensified attacks from regime forces, children could not complete their education in Syria.

Despite many problems in the camps, voluntary teachers in the region are trying to respond to the call of children who want to study.

In a makeshift school lacking school materials, children started to receive education in a mud-drenched tent classroom this week. Students were happy to meet their new makeshift school at a camp in the northwestern Idlib.

Ahmed Hammud, who pioneered the tent school project, told Anadolu Agency that they have 15 regular students and expect more children to attend the classes.

“We're trying to educate children here. We teach various games in the Arabic language. We teach the Holy Quran,” Hammud added.

Hammud stressed that they do their best to meet the needs of the school, and as soon as they get a chance, they are planning to expand the school.

Mohammed, 9, told Anadolu Agency that he was very happy to go to school again.

* Writing by Burak Dag in Ankara

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