The International Rescue Committee helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future.

In 2018, Sesame Workshop and the International Rescue Committee (IRC) joined forces to created the Ahlan Simsim initiative to give children affected by conflict and crisis in the Middle East the support they need to learn, grow and thrive. An impact evaluation of Ahlan Simsim’s Remote Early Learning Program, an 11-week-long remote preschool program, showed significant impacts on children’s literacy, numeracy and social-emotional skills, comparable to a year of in-person preschool. This video illustrates the story of Mohammed, a 6-year-old Syrian refugee child living in Lebanon and how the Remote Early Learning Program supported him to grow and learn.