TCCT's first priority is to support, even under the current extreme economic circumstances which are affecting Lebanon, the retention of children in education as well as supporting their teachers and by definition maintain the hope of their families for a better future. This goal is irrespective of gender, ethnicity or religion.
The collapse of the Lebanese economy has exacerbated the already serious and persistent problem of children dropping out of school, which in some age groups is already close to 40%. In addition to the economic impact, Lebanese schools have registered a serious increase in the number of children with learning difficulties and TCCT is working with the schools in Beirut to see how it might make an impact in this area.
Education for Lebanon’s children in need, irrespective of nationality, faith or gender, is a vital component to restore hope, and to rebuild a future shattered by conflict and economic deprivation.