Project

Education for Palestinian Refugee Children out of Syrian School because of Conflict

Together, EAC and UNRWA, through the Education for Palestinian Children out of Syrian School because of Conflict project brought quality primary education to 66,969 out of school Palestinian Refugee Children in Jordan, Lebanon and Syria .

This project provided emergency education including psychosocial and recreational support and survival skills for Palestinian refugee children whose education had been impacted by the conflict in Syria. It employed techniques to map out of school children (OOSC); provided psychosocial and survival-skills support systems, study plans and self-learning materials in core curriculum subjects; used alternative education for OOSC; created a communication systems for security alerts; and developed a monitoring system to secure visibility and evaluate programme performance. 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 traumatised 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 and conflict resolution as well. Another major project activity was developing a strong system of data collection and analysis of the situation within the education sector to better support displaced Palestinian children in Syria or in neighbouring countries. This included data on children’s psychosocial needs, disaster risk, educational capacities, resources, vulnerabilities and challenges to upholding the right to education for all affected groups.

 

Project finished

Partners

UNRWA

EAC and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East partnered to provide quality basic education to 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.