Khalil Ashawi Internally displaced children attend a class inside a cave in the rebel-controlled village of Tramla, in Idlib province, Syria, March 27, 2016. 
Khalil Ashawi A teacher conducts a lesson for displaced children inside a cave in the village of Tramla, in Idlib province, Syria March 27, 2016. 
Khalil Ashawi Internally displaced children walk up the stairs of a cave after attending a class in Tramla, in Idlib province, Syria March 27, 2016. 
Khalil Ashawi Students form a circle as they play during a celebration marking the end of the school year, at 'Syria, The Hope' school on the outskirts of the rebel-controlled area of Maaret al-Numan town, in Idlib province, Syria June 1, 2016. 
Khalil Ashawi Students were forced to move underground after 'Syria, The Hope' school in Idlib province, Syria, was damaged from the war. 
Bassam Khabieh Girls wait on a staircase during a celebration marking the end of the school year in the town of Douma, eastern Ghouta in Damascus, Syria, May 21, 2016.
Bassam Khabieh Girls walk through a damaged corridor inside a school in the town of Douma, eastern Ghouta in Damascus, Syria May 24, 2016. The writing reads in Arabic, "Your shelling will not let the creativity in our hearts and minds die."
Bassam Khabieh Girls sit inside an empty during a celebration marking the end of the school year in the town of Douma, eastern Ghouta in Damascus, Syria, May 21, 2016. 
Bassam Khabieh Girls wait in line during a celebration marking the end of the school year in the town of Douma, eastern Ghouta in Damascus, Syria May 21, 2016.
Bassam Khabieh A girl wearing traditional men's clothing folds a cloth during a celebration marking the end of the school year in the town of Douma, eastern Ghouta in Damascus, Syria May 21, 2016. 

Learning the Hard Way in Syria

In the rebel-controlled village of Tramla, in Syria's Idlib province, the dusty stone steps to the town's only primary school lead down to a damp cave. In February, a strike on two schools and five hospitals in Idlib province left 50 dead, many of whom were children. Before that, in April 2014, barrel bombs killed 25 students at a school in opposition-held Douma near Aleppo. This has forced Syria's teachers to turn trailers, poultry farms, and other unusual terrains into classrooms in the war-torn country where more than two million children remain out of school.

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