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Education in conflict zones

Education in conflict zones

War or any large scale conflict affects the formal and informal education processes in ways that are more or less obvious. A separation has to be made along the lines of the level of intensity of the particular conflict, keeping in mind that the state that existing infrastructure is in also plays an important role. Sometimes it can deteriorate to a similar point but the starting positions are not nearly the same and thus the impact of war is far from being identical.

The difficult task of educating after war

Another division is in regards to the longevity of the problem. There are of course immediate consequences but there are as well those that will exist still long after the conflict has stopped and will take years and decades to fully recuperate. A lot of children will start their formal schooling later in life and it will be left upon family members or friends to try to improvise and if at all possible take the difficult task of educating them to an extent possible in the given circumstances.

Faith in humanity

There were numerous cases recorded of local school teachers organising themselves against all odds armed only with tremendous willpower and faith necessary to overcome such conditions, The very faith in humanity comes to a test at times like these and still these people have it in themselves be so selfless and risk their very lives sometimes in order to give a chance to the young ones.

The sort of values imposed by the harsh reality so early on in their lives can be detrimental for their personal growth or at the very least leave them scared for life. Whenever such atrocities occur children are the ones that suffer the most and any bit that can help keep them away even mentally to a certain extent can be crucial for their future wellbeing and life prospects so the role of anyone involved in their sheltering can prove to be helpful in the long run.