The Lost Generation – Part Two – Education in the Camps

I went to Lebanon to teach English in a refugee camp in the Beqaa Valley. Why English? One of the barriers to getting the children into the Lebanese school system is that many Syrian children only speak Arabic, yet the Lebanese schools use English or French to teach math and sciences. I was hopeful that … Continue reading The Lost Generation – Part Two – Education in the Camps

The Lost Generation – Part One – Background on the refugee movement and why I am less worried about Greece now

Last September, while my granddaughter Hailey was excitedly preparing to start the new school year, I was preparing to travel to Greece to help with the refugee crisis. At the same time, in Homs, Syria, the house of 13-year-old Farok and his family was bombed, and his father, mother and two younger siblings were deciding … Continue reading The Lost Generation – Part One – Background on the refugee movement and why I am less worried about Greece now