Project

Education for Palestinian Refugee Children out of Syrian School because of Conflict (Successfully Completed Project)

With EAC support, the UNRWA Education for Palestinian Children out of Syrian school because of conflict project is working to bring quality primary education to 67,680 out of school Palestinian Refugee Children in Jordan, Lebanon and Syria who have left Syrian schools due to conflict.

This project provides emergency education including psychosocial and recreational support and survival skills for Palestinian refugee children whose education has been impacted by the conflict in Syria. It involves mapping out of school children (OOSC); providing a psychosocial and survival skills support system; providing study plans and self-learning materials in core curriculum subjects; providing alternative education to OOSC: the creation of a communication systems for security alerts; and the development of a monitoring system to secure visibility and to evaluate the performance of the program. The support of children in a context of continuing armed conflict includes giving children psychosocial support through structured and age-specific recreational activities and identifying traumatized children and referring them to psychosocial counselors. It also includes the delivery of learning content adapted to the violent situation, including core curriculum subjects like environmental health, personal health, conflict resolution, and more. Another one of the major project activities is developing a strong system of data collection and analysis of the situation within the education sector in order to better support Palestinian children in Syria or displaced in neighboring countries. This will include data on children’s experiences of the emergency, psychosocial needs, disaster risk, educational capacities, resources, vulnerabilities, and gaps and challenges to upholding the right to education for all affected groups.

 

Partners

UNRWA

EAC and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East have partnered to provide quality basic education to over 100,000 Palestinian children in Jordan, Lebanon, and Syria.

Countries

Jordan

Jordan

Located at the crossroads of the Middle East, Jordan shares borders with Iraq, Israel, the Occupied Palestinian Territories, Saudi Arabia and Syria. Unlike many of the country’s eastern and southern neighbours, Jordan has no oil deposits and as such, services, tourism and U.S. foreign assistance are central to its economy. A blueprint, known as the National Agenda, articulating the country’s path towards long-term political, economic and social reform has yet to be fully implemented, though multi-party politics were introduced in 1992.
Lebanon

Lebanon

Lebanon has long been a hub for commerce and political concern from various interests. A diverse mix of communities and governance issues have aroused the concern of neighbouring states at different times. Lebanon has housed waves of Palestinian refugees and more recently Syrians fleeing conflict, placing a significant strain on the country’s resources.
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.