“If I am not a student, I am nothing,”
Hany was a talented student in Syria. Now living in Lebanon his most precious are in high school diplomas. Holding them proudly he says, “These are my life, they are my future. I left everything behind but not these.”
“If I am not a student, I am nothing,” Hany, 20 years old, Syrian refugee.
Refugee children like Hany speak of education as the most important thing in their lives. Traumatized from the horrors they have witnessed, uprooted and forced from their homes, school can help refugee children and young people reclaim their futures.
With school and education refugee children can stay safe and protected. In class, these children can forget their worries and daily fight to survive and simply be children again. With school we can give these children and young people the skills they need to survive as refugees until the day they return home.
But right now, with millions of children, women and men in need UNHCR is struggling to meet all of the immediate needs of refugees across the world. With such limited resources secondary schooling becomes a rare opportunity. University becomes a luxury. Even primary school children are often forced to choose between school and earning an income to help their family survive.
Without access to education, children and young people like Hany are in danger of becoming a lost generation. With access to education they could be the future of their countries. Please support UNHCR today.
“If I am not a student, I am nothing.” Hany, a young man from Syria who was forced to flee to Lebanon said. Only 20 percent of young refugees are receiving some kind of formal education. University becomes a luxury. Even primary school children are often forced to choose between school and earning an income to help their family survive. You can help them! Read more...