Iran: Education for All| 3mins
Director: UNHCR | Producer: UNHCR
Focus Years: 2010 | Country: Switzerland
One of the first casualties of conflict is education. For those who flee war or persecution, getting an education becomes a luxury. Schools in refugee camps are rarely adequate. Yet education remains the single most important element that ensures stability once refugees return home. Iran, which has hosted the second largest refugee population in the world for more than 30 years, recently took the unusual step of opening its schools to refugee children. The results are now in. Mohsen is one of about a quarter million refugee and migrant children who have benefited from the schools program. He has proved to be an exceptional student. In recent provincial exams, he scored the highest among locals and refugees alike. He takes his studies very seriously and eventually wants to go home and teach Afghan children.