In a small peach-coloured house located in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, the Centre for Medico-Social Assistance provides patients with serious illnesses palliative care and the best possible chance to enjoy life.
“What inspired me to become a teacher in the first place was to deliver a message,” says Abdullah Yahya, a teacher and principal at the Al Wahda school in Saada, Yemen. That message is about the importance of learning, no matter what the circumstances. Now, after seven years of conflict in Yemen, the importance of learning is more critical than ever.
In 2021, UNICEF estimated that the number of children out of school has doubled since the conflict started in 2015, amounting to nearly 2 million boys and girls without the opportunity to receive an education. But that has not stopped many teachers like Abdullah Yahya. “We do our duty towards these children by educating, teaching, and raising them properly in spite of our, and our country’s, current situation”.