Children in Syria's Eastern Ghouta struggle to get an education

Displaced civilians in eastern Ghouta have to live in makeshift camps after a recent offensive by the Syrian regime. There families try to teach children the basic knowledge that the war is depriving them of.

Photo by: Reuters Archive
Photo by: Reuters Archive

Internally displaced children stand at the entrance to their tent, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta, Syria February 9, 2017.

The nearly six-year war in Syria has displaced half of the country's population and stopped many children getting an education.

Hundreds of families in Eastern Ghouta had to flee their towns after a recent offensive by the Syrian regime. But parents don't want their children to abandon school and they decided to set it up in a tent in case they have to flee again. 

Some of the children have never known what it is like to enter a classroom. 

TRT World's James Champion takes a look at how some Syrians east of the Damascus are finding ways to learn.