Luminos in Lebanon
The war in Syria has wrought immense suffering on children and their families, with more than 13 million people displaced from their homes. Almost one quarter of Lebanon’s population is now estimated to be Syrian refugees, with 30% of school-aged refugee children having never been to school.
While the Lebanese government has taken the extraordinary step of committing to enroll all Syrian refugee children in their public school system, there are still numerous barriers to access education.
In Lebanon, Luminos is working with community-based organizations to support children —both academically and emotionally— so they can catch up to grade level in safe, welcoming classrooms and prepare to advance into Lebanese government schools.
Classrooms are full of joy, resilience, kindness, and warmth and provide a safe space for students to explore and cultivate their potential.
To date, Luminos has helped 7,080 children achieve foundational learning and continue on the path to opportunity.
Registered refugees in Lebanon
Registered refugees under the age of 18
Estimated unregistered refugees
Registered out-of-school refugees
Barriers to Learning
“In a context like Lebanon, where Syrian children and their parents are battling daily struggles, Luminos’ classrooms are often the only form of stability and safety that our students know. Most importantly, it is a space where our students can truly be children – where they can learn, play, laugh, and dream.”
Angie Thadani, Senior Director of Programs
Children reached with Back-to-School programs
Of students are girls
Average student age
Cumulative Program Results
In Lebanon, Luminos works with the government and the following community-based organizations:
- Ana Aqra Association
- Basmeh & Zeitooneh
- The Red Pencil Humanitarian Mission
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