Public schools have largely remained closed due to strikes and resignations, causing significant disruptions in children’s learning.
Refugee children face an additional set of challenges such as xenophobia, limited spots in public schools, and lack of documentation, further complicating their access to formal education. In response, local individuals and organizations are taking matters into their own hands. In a resource deprived refugee camp, a resident led initiative evolved into a center educating 180 children, with the count growing continuously.
A photography studio was also converted into a school, educating around 300 children since August 2020. These initiatives highlight the resilience of the community amidst adversity and underscore the importance of education, even in crisis.