Photo Essay

Girls' education

Promoting a culture of peace

Education for Peace camp
© UNICEF/HQ92-0435/ Toutounji

A social worker at the "Terre des Hommes" Education for Peace camp, in the neighbourhood of Burj Hammoud in East Beirut, explores the human face with small children campers.  UNICEF cooperation in Lebanon continues to focus on helping children rebuild peace in the aftermath of 16 years of civil war.  The Education for Peace programme, in collaboration with NGOs, includes 240 local and international groups.  The programme has trained some 5,000 youth leaders as "social/cultural animators", working with children to foster a culture of peaceful co-existence and mutual understanding.