Education was another casualty of war for 1,000 children, most of whom are only now starting classes after two years without school, at an Iraqi camp for displaced people, NBC News reported.
Their school is a tent, supplies donated hand-outs and their teachers are classmates' parents who have never taught a day in their lives. But after years under ISIS rule where boys' education was ideological indoctrination and basic martial training and girls couldn't learn at all, there's enthusiasm and hope for the future.
"I want to help people and being a doctor is nice," said one girl, named Malak, at the Debaga camp, near Mosul in northern Iraq.
Now it's up to relief agencies to make up for lost time for instruction and help abate the trauma the children suffered amid war.