Celebrate World Teachers’ Day by Praying For and Joining Tent Schools Internationals’ Giving Program for Teachers in Jordan

Tomorrow is World Teachers’ Day, a day dedicated to celebrating the profession worldwide. This year’s theme focus is “Young Teachers: The future of the Profession”. Today, we are marking the celebration early with a nod to the teachers dedicating their lives to educating displaced children and vulnerable children.

Teachers of Refugees in Jordan

Rawan Haddad, Development Director for Tent Schools International, told us about Dawlat, a passionate principal educating Iraqi refugee children in Jordan. Most of the kids at Dawlat’s school, Good Shepherd Center, were traumatized when fleeing their home country. These kids carry deep scars, making their time in the classroom look different from average students. But Dawlat and her teachers are doing everything they can to help these kids heal.

Dawlat and her teachers take training classes to prepare them for working with kids who have experienced trauma. These classes teach them how to handle various situations with the kids as well as assist in the healing process.

Occasionally a student who does not speak will enter the classroom. It’s not that the child is mute; his or her language simply differs from the Arabic spoken in Jordan. But sometimes, it’s not even that simple. Sometimes, these kids are trying to escape their world by isolating themselves.

The teachers’ work does not end with the school day.

“They visit [the kids’] families at home, just like hear from them about their life. What’s happened to them at home, and even in Iraq, about their behaviors at home. They just work together as a team with their family to just make these kids be better and better. So, they are amazing,” Haddad explains.

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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Beth Stolicker

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