Middle East Eye details Armenians’ efforts to rebuild life in Syria

Saadallah al-Jabiri square in Aleppo

Three Car bombs hit the central Saadallah al-Jabiri square in Aleppo, Syria. Photo: Zyzzzzzy.

PanARMENIAN.Net – The Middle East Eye has published an article about eastern Aleppo which the Syrian army managed to retake from the Islamic State group in December 2016. In the feature, the publication weighs in on the conditions that the Armenian community is living, the school that the children go to and the way they have managed to survive the war.

In western Aleppo near what was the frontline, 400 boys and girls have just started the autumn term at the Karen Yeppe College, a secondary school for Armenians, the article says.

Pupils had to move to another school in a safer part of the city for three years where they were taught in shifts because of the overcrowding. The school used to have 1,200 pupils, three times the present number. Until the other 800 return, if they do, the school has time to repair the damaged teaching block provided money comes in from donations.

Many parents fled Aleppo with their children. The Armenian community is well off and many could leave Syria with official visas, the article says. Arez Sharian, a 12-year-old girl, spent two years in Armenia during the worst of the bombing.

Full story: panarmenian.net


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