Six years of civil war in Syria have devastated millions of lives, including those of children. Moved by their plight, 79-year-old Canadian Martine Stilwell went to Jordan to work with refugee children.
Among the challenges faced by the millions of children affected by the conflict is a lack of education.
Retired psychiatrist Martine Stilwell decided to try and change that by setting up a school for refugee children in Jordan using her own savings.
She calls the Azraq Education Center she helped found a ‘keep-up, catch-up’.
“We keep up and we catch up the children as much as we can,” Stilwell explains.