Main Barriers to Education
- Conflict affected
- Insecurity & instability
Interventions to Barriers
- Data maintenance and analysis
- School management and teacher training
- Psychosocial support
UNESCO’s Institute for Statistics (UIS) has characterised the education sector in Syria as a “tragedy for a generation of children whose chances of a quality education – or any education at all – have disappeared.” Prior to the conflict, Syria was one in a handful of Arab countries, which had been recognised for its progress towards the MDGs, including 100 percent primary school enrolment.
The conflict, now in its fifth year, has destroyed school infrastructure and spawned scores of internally displaced people and refugees, nearly overwhelming the capacity of neighbouring states, such as Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey.
To help redress Syria’s besieged education sector, EAC has partnered with UNRWA, UNHCR and the U.S. Fund for UNICEF to increase education access to OOSC affected by the conflict; provide a psychosocial and survival skills support system; deliver learning content adapted to the aggravated setting; improve the quality of teaching; ensure safe learning environments; construct/rehabilitate learning spaces; and train school management staff.
Geographic Location: Middle East
Languages: Arabic (official), Kurdish, Armenian, Aramaic and Circassian