UNHCR Lebanon Education Update January 2014

from UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Published on 31 Jan 2014 View Original

January developments

  • In January, the Ministry for Education and Higher Education (MEHE) supported by UNHCR opened “second shifts" for students in 79 out of 87 schools planned for the 2013-2014 school year. Over 27,550 children were enrolled in the program that delivers a lighter, certified curriculum for Syrian students who were not able to enrol in the first shift.

  • UNHCR continued the distribution of education materials (school-in-a-box) which have now reached 411 schools (3,750 classrooms) supporting 150,000 children and 7,500 teachers with basic school supplies. Additional individual education material (60,000 school bags and over 124,000 additional notebooks) was distributed to children enrolled in formal and non-formal education.