Big Ideas Fest Videos

Mobilizing Local Resources to Educate Syrian Refugee Children


Lena Alfi, director of partnership development for the MIddle East Children’s Institute, discusses a model effort in Jordan for Syrian refugee children who have needs that can’t be met in a regular school setting. Traumatized by war and years out of school,. MECI’s programs help these children catch up with their non-refugee peers academically, and through support for their social and emotional needs.