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‘It is to the students’ credit that they decided not to demonstrate, although some exercised their democratic rights by doing so in Beirut.’ | Photo: Courtesy of Brummana High School.

I have been the principal of the Quaker high school in Brummana for a year. Recent months – of mass protests, relatively peaceful conflict, the disintegration of the economy, general strikes, and bank and school closures – have proved challenging, but the school survives. Children continue to learn and extra days’ teaching, on Saturdays and at other times, have been welcomed.

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