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A Syrian Teacher Opens a School in Jordan
Syrian refugee girls play after classes in the Kherbet Al-Souk settlement.
At the start of the school day, Jamal inspects the hands of the children as they line up for school. Personal hygiene is important.
Three Syrian refugees blow bubbles in a break from class at the settlement in Kherbet Al-Souk.
The school consists of a large tent, a whiteboard and a large rug the children sit on. There are no desks and the children keep their books on their laps. All of the students take classes together, regardless of age or Grade level.