Helping Syria to have a future
The crisis in Syria has resulted in catastrophic damage to schools and educational facilities. Many school buildings have been destroyed, and others have become make-shift shelters for families on the move.
More than two million school-aged children in Syria are unable to go to school. For those born during the war; it is likely that they have never attended a day of school in their entire lives.
We strongly believe in the importance of providing education opportunities no matter how difficult the environment. They provide a welcome distraction for children who are traumatised by the routine of war, and helps them look towards the future. The children born into war in Syria today will grow to become the adults who will rebuild their country in the future.
Here’s how we’re helping the education sector in Syria:
- We support schools with funding, equipment or supplies to enable them to remain functioning
- We rehabilitate abandoned school buildings, to enable them to function once again
- We fund salaries for staff, empowering the local economy, and providing job opportunities
- We regularly carry out Children’s “fun days”, parties and activities
- In 2015, we distributed 10,503 Education & School kits in Syria