Children around the world are preparing to head back to school; some have already started school. However, children in Syria are being forced to flee their homes amidst the conflict. The United Nations estimates that nearly two million Syrian children, or 40 percent of students in grades one through nine, have dropped out in the past year. Many are among the one million child refugees who have fled Syria and struggled to find proper schooling.
Malala Yousafzai, education campaigner and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, is helping to raise awareness of the plight facing Syrian children. She’s also working to raise $500 million over the next three years to provide education to Syrian children living in Lebanon.
Read more about her efforts here