Classroom Cave in Syria

This is school for 120 students in Syria.

It’s dark and damp, and it measures a little more than a living room.

There are carpets on the floor and some pieces of plastic furniture like a normal classroom.

But this isn’t a normal classroom – its a cave, carved into the side of a hill.’

The fighting forced the teachers and students to leave their home and jobs. They found a deserted cave, cleaned it, and turned it into a school.

The school is very basic, but at least it protects the children from bombardment.

One of the students is Muhammad aged 9. He left his town in Hama 10 months ago: “€œI couldn’€™t go to school because of the bombardment and we were afraid of the planes. I miss my friends so much and I wish that we go back to our old school. At least we had desks there. We have to sit on the floor here which hurt our feet and back.”

As the war in Syria rages on, even the basic right of getting an education comes with danger.

One out of every three schools in Syria has been destroyed or damaged. Those that remain often lack teachers, water and hygiene facilities.

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3 years ago

that is so sad

3 years ago

Kind of cool but it’s still sad

Oh no
Oh no
3 years ago

They must be trapped. 🙁

3 years ago

That is sad but at least they are safe .



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