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Child Friendly Spaces Restore Normalcy in Syrian Children’s Lives

HERMEL, Lebanon, 20 July 2012 – 13-year-old Hiba* has a determination rarely seen in a child of that age. “I want to go back home, I loved it back there in Syria,” she says. “For now, I want to do French classes here to be able to go to school. I have lost one year. I do not want to lose another one.”  Her classroom in Syria was destroyed by a bomb, an act she witnessed, but she remains strong and looks to the future.  “This is all I wish for - to go back to school.”

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