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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