Yemen: The nine-year-old war-zone school teacher


In the city of Taiz, Yemen, hundreds of children arrive for lessons each day in the ruins of a school near to front-line fighting between the government and Houthi rebels.

Ahmed, a nine-year-old boy who has been blind since birth, steps in to take classes when the teachers can’t make it.

One in every five Yemeni schools is out of use, according to Unicef. But at this one, teachers decided to open it despite the damage, so that education could continue.

Produced by Orla Guerin, Goktay Koraltan, Claire Read, Ahmed Baider and Suad al-Salahi.

Products You May Like

Articles You May Like

Flights cancelled after Iran’s strike on Israel
Deadly violence after boy vanishes in West Bank
Analysis: What will Israel do next?
Salman Rushdie: Losing an eye upsets me every day
Opinionated New Yorkers complicate Trump jury selection

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.