Six years of civil war in Syria have devastated millions of lives, including those of children. Moved by their plight, 79-year-old Canadian Martine Stilwell went to Jordan to work with refugee children.

A Syrian refugee boy during a lesson at a summer school in Amman, Jordan, July 20, 2017.
A Syrian refugee boy during a lesson at a summer school in Amman, Jordan, July 20, 2017. (AP Archive)

Millions of children have been affected by the war. Among the challenges is a lack of education. 

Now, one woman has moved from Canada to Jordan to try and change that. 

Retired psychiatrist Martine Stilwell, left her home in Canada for Jordan, to set up a school for refugee children.

She calls the Azraq Education Center she helped found a 'keep-up, catch-up'.

"We keep up and we catch up the children as much as we can," Stilwell explains.

TRT World's Yasin Eken has more.

Source: TRT World