IamA educator who teaches life skills and money management to abandoned and abused refugee children in the Middle East AMA!
My short bio: I'm of Lebanese heritage, but was born in small town USA - Easton, PA - home to Crayola Crayons. During the last trip to Lebanon in Oct 2016, my wife and I got in touch with a children's home outside of Beirut that provides care and education to 70+ children who have been rescued from street work, organ harvesting, sex trafficking, etc.
My wife is a financial literacy educator and I specialize as a career and life skills coach in London. We developed a curriculum from scratch for 30+ students ages 11-18, who don't know how to read or write and had never been in formal schooling except for the 3 weeks prior to our arrival in Lebanon.
These young people, due to their circumstances have no nationality and no ability to find a legal way to work and make a life in a country that is the largest refugee asylum per capita in the world with 1.5 million Syrian, Palestinian, and Jordanian refugees.
Wanted to keep the bio shorter, but I felt that the above points will create some clarity around the situation
I can provide more evidence later if requested, but I must disclose that due the sensetive nature of the young peoples' situations we cannot release photos that expose any of their faces.