An interesting piece from the IWPR about the Food for Education scheme.
Many rural Syrian children don’t go to school, because their families need them to work. This creates a vicious-cycle of illiteracy – the kids never get educated, and so they won’t be able to teach their children in 20 years time, and their familiy will never escape poverty.
Step up, the Food for Education scheme. Families are given food if their children attend school. But some are embarrassed that their children end up becoming more clever than they are…
Read ‘Getting Truants Back to School’ here.