‘What do we need? Love’: Students in Syria tell UK kids about life in school
LONDON — Students in Syria have been discussing their education with their counterparts over in the UK on Skype, and both groups have learnt a great deal about their foreign peers.
Schoolchildren from Palestine School in the Syrian capital of Damascus and east London’s Oaklands School have taken part in a series of three “virtual classroom exchanges” across January that aimed to see both groups discuss ideas for the international response to education amid the global refugee crisis.
The #MyVoiceMySchool initiative was a joint project between the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which helps Palestinian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, education advocates Digital Explorer and Skype in the Classroom. It has been running for the past three months. Read more…