The stationery store has become the most financially valuable thing in the school. Preserving them in iron safes is required. Their dollar price figures may seem imaginary compared to last year, but they are realistic. Wishes to erase and write them down are still ink on paper.
The destruction of the educational sector is imminent. The teachers’ union in private schools says that hundreds of teachers have submitted resignations in search of work abroad, their salaries have eroded, and the plight of the retired ones is that the rate of compensation for the end of their services is equivalent to one year’s salary. Shawqi could not have imagined that he would leave the gate of Sagesse School without return.
The Regional Office of the Mashreq Department at the World Bank warned of the impact of poverty rates on education services, a warning whose results were quickly achieved here, as the oldest Syriac school closed its doors due to the crisis.
Doors have always been wide open during all the wars that Beirut witnessed.