A day in the life of…Myassar Itani

This primary teacher from Lebanon hopes a stable school environment will help to heal the psychological scars of child refugees fleeing conflict in neighbouring Syria

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I was born in Beirut, at a time when the echoes of war were still being felt. My parents faced a challenge in raising me and my five siblings in that environment, making sure that we were healthy and getting a good education. And yet they managed to do it. I grew up dreaming big.

When I first started working at Mohammad Shamel Public School as a contractual teacher for English, it was not what I expected from my years of studying teaching theory. I was educated in a private school as a child, which kept me wrapped in a protective bubble and hid me from the realities of life for the majority of ...

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