Project

Education for Out of School Syrian Refugee/IDP Children (Successfully Completed Project)

In partnership with EAC, the US fund for UNICEF aims to provide quality primary education to 250,000 out of school Syrian refugee and internally displaced children.

Women and children have been the worst affected of the current civil war in Syria. This crisis has caused severe disruptions in access to education for hundreds of thousands of children.  The US Fund for UNICEF project, with EAC support, is addressing the need for quality primary education for out of school refugee and internally displaced children.

The objective of the project is to contribute to reducing school inequities and inefficiencies at primary education levels through provisions of services. Services provided by the project include rehabilitation of facilities, provision of materials, as well as by providing a supportive environment for the most vulnerable children in the community.

The intended results and proposed actions are based on assessment and monitoring of the on-going activities, in addition to consultations with partners and key actors in the sector. Project results focus on:

  1. Ensuring access to basic quality education through provision of school materials,
  2. Improving primary school services by involving parents, teachers and community to create a supportive learning environment for children through the establishment of school clubs, and
  3. Ensuring access to a safe space to learn through the provision of classrooms.

Partners

United States Fund for UNICEF

EAC and the United States Fund for UNICEF have partnered to provide education to Syrian internally displaced and refugee children in Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, and Turkey.

Countries

Syrian Arab Republic

Syrian Arab Republic

Syria is a country of 14 provinces with its capital based in Damascus. Its economy has deteriorated steadily amid the ongoing conflict that began in 2011, declining by an estimated 62 percent from 2010 to 2014. The government has struggled to address the effects of international sanctions, widespread infrastructure damage, diminished domestic consumption and production and rising inflation, which has led to spiking budget and trade deficits, a shrinking value of the Syrian pound and falling household purchasing power.