Germany. Beginner classes teaching refugees in German language.

Germany, Neubrandenburg, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, October 14, 2015,

Syrian 12-year old Leen (front) concentrates on the board during class. UNICEF estimates over 13 million children across the Middle East and North Africa are now missing school and are dubbed ‘a lost generation’.

David Tietz teaches a challenging beginner class in German language to children from Syria, Afghanistan, Chechyna, Russia, Ukraine and the Balkans. Every morning at 7, the interactive classes run for four hours and are designed to turn the kids into fluent speakers. Over a two-year period, it is hoped they will integrate fully into the regular German curriculum.

According to UNHCR, an estimated 800,000 refugees will arrive in Germany this year, with many assigned to live and rejuvenate towns like Neubrandenburg. Learning the German language to assimilate and continue an education is key.

The picture could go with the story: For refugees in Germany, education is key. By Rebecca Murray