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Ahmed Bayram, Communications and Media Officer, Lebanon
“Out of the darkness’’ 

Nabil survived war, landmines and dangerous ideas to restore a stolen childhood. ...

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“The doors never close’’

Rayan’s school was a stone’s throw away from his house, but a seat was far from guaranteed.  ...

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“Even now, I still have big ambitions’’ 

At 51, Salwa* joins her 12-year-old daughter to learn the alphabet – the first time she does so since leaving school 45 years ago. Salwa had just completed the first month at school when she...

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'Education is the colour that brings us together'

In a country blighted with decades of conflict and poverty, education resurfaces as a tool of peacebuilding between and within Lebanese and refugee communities.

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'I dared to change'

Sultan* went to Save the Children for help, and he was not to be let down....

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“I imagine what my feelings look like’’ 

Painting for Rasha* is a colourful reflection of inner thoughts and feelings, in happy times and sad....

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“My thoughts were somewhere else’’

The burden on Bilal’s shoulders was too heavy for him to balance between work and education....

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‘’He is one of us’’

Majd*, 6, who lost his father and grew up with his aunt and uncle, overcomes testing times....

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‘’I can’t wait to go back’’

Nada* was turned away at three different schools because of her physical and mental challenges before finally getting accepted. Since then, she never looked back....

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Away for too long: World Refugee Day

On the occasion of World Refugee Day, Save the Children joins four Syrian adolescents as they discuss life away from home. ...

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The Long Awaited Change

For years, Mona had been so over-attached to her mother that she wouldn't stay anywhere without her, not even at school. The six-year-old girl was diagnosed with separation anxiety disorder, a...

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School. At Long Last.

Salah has never been to school in five years. He forgot nearly everything he learnt in the first two grades. When his family fled Syria, education was no more a priority. He had to work to help his...

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