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Lebanon: Children leaving school to work for $7 a week

4 in 10 young people in Lebanon reduced spending on education to buy basic food, medicine and other essentials while 3 in 10 stopped their education altogether to earn money

September 5, 2022 at 3:58 pm

In Lebanon, kids are leaving school for a salary of $7 a week, Haaretz reports.

According to the report, the country is losing a generation of school children, school teachers, university students and lecturers.

With the depreciation of the pound in Lebanon, teachers’ salaries have also fallen to roughly $100 a month, which is not enough to pay for the rising cost of fuel, the report says.

On the other hand, there is a huge education crisis in Lebanon, according to the Centre for Lebanese Studies. The Centre says, in some parts of the country, child labour has risen to 45 per cent.

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