Literacy as a Prerequisite for Peace

Education is often viewed as the key to uniting nations, bringing human beings closely together. But in some parts of the world, situations of violent conflicts and war make it hard to recognize the crucial role of education that can contribute to building a culture of peace. For example, the displacement of millions of Syrian children has left education in crisis across host countries like Lebanon and Turkey. While each of these countries officially allow Syrian children access to a formal education, barriers still remain.

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Redefining the meaning of school for Syrian refugees

Since the Syrian civil war started nearly four years ago, almost 3 million Syrian children have been forced out of school. Sometimes we forget about the efforts that local NGOs and international humanitarian groups are doing. As one of BOB’s Certified Charity, we are amazed with the efforts that Kayany Foundation works towards providing Syrian refugee children to succeed in life.

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What on earth is #BooksOverBombs ?

It refers to choosing education over violence and drives home the BOB Foundation Ltd’s message of teaching peace. To choose #BooksOverBombs is to choose peace over war. It goes much further than this as it also represents the need to create an awareness.

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