Syrian Mezon Almellehan & Pakistani Malala Yousafzai On Education, Not War

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Malala Yousafzai, the youngest recipient of the Nobel peace prize and a champion of education rights for children, rebuked world leaders for failing the Syrian people, specifically Syrian children who have been deprived of education. This summer, Yousafzai turned 18 and to celebrate this, she opened a school for Syrian refugee girls in Lebanon and called on world leaders to invest in “books not bullets”.

Our leaders are still choosing bombs slammed Malala after she visited Syrian refugee camps in Jordan and Lebanon. During her visit to the Zaatari camp, in Jordan she met with a 16-year-old Syrian refugee activist Mezon Almellehan busy in campaigning with the refugees towards education. Most children refugees in Jordanian and Lebanese camps have lost their regular schooling due to the conflict and have to make do with tent schools.


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