Elmo and Friends Lead Education Effort for Refugee Children

February 22, 2017 08:07 PM
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In countries like Lebanon and Jordan, finding classrooms for hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugee children is no easy task. In response, the International Rescue Committee and Sesame Workshop — the nonprofit behind the children's program Sesame Street — have set out to bring education directly to them, and the two groups are semifinalists for a $100-million grant that would help facilitate that effort.