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The Challenge of Education

The Challenge of Education

http://unhcr.org/FutureOfSyria/the-challenge-of-education.html

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Syrian refugee crisis assistance in Lebanon Child Friendly Space offer refugee children a place to reconnect to childhood with love, joy and creativity. Pathway to Education. Community outreach for refugee families in 39 villagesChild Friendly Spaces for refugee children out of schoolNon-Formal Education for refugee childrenOngoing public school support for both refugee and Lebanese childrenPsycho-Social Support through all the programsProtection, awareness and skill training for refugee women Lebanon Over 1 million Syrians fleeing the war have registered as refugees in Lebanon; they are now 30% of the population.

In a refugee camp, education is the only hope By Kusali Kubwalo For Syrian children living as refugees in Jordan, drop-in centres are helping to provide education and psychosocial support for those who have missed out on learning, including many like Ahmed, who has had to choose work over school. ZA’ATARI, Jordan, 15 July 2015 – Sporting a bright yellow jersey and a wide grin, Ahmed* greets us at the football field outside the drop-in centre in Za’atari camp. Five stories of hope from Zaatari refugee camp Half of the 30,000 Syrian school-aged children in the camp are out of school. Four children and a teacher share how UNESCO’s project has given them new hope. The project is funded by the European Union and implemented in partnership with War Child UK. Ayad, 11, learning to make friends again

The Power Of The Paintbrush: How Art Therapy Is Saving Children With Mental Health Issues For an adult suffering with a mental health problem, talking about how they’re feeling can be difficult. So, for a child with limited language skills, opening up about their feelings can be almost impossible. That’s where art therapy comes in. Education in the Second Largest Refugee Camp in the World UNICEF report highlights Syrian children’s struggles to continue their education “I have told other girls my age that they should go to school in the camp, otherwise they will lose a year. Some have registered at the school, but they are not going to class anymore. They tell me that they will go back to school when they return to Syria. But I say: What if we stay here for a long time?

UNHCR - Education Education is a basic human right, enshrined in the 1989 Convention on the Rights of the Child and the 1951 Refugee Convention. It is also a vital aspect of our work at UNHCR. Of the nearly 20 million refugees under our care, half are children below the age of 18. Inspiring Readers - Book Aid International Inspiring Readers is our flagship school library programme, which launched in 2016 and will benefit primary school children in seven countries. By providing Book Box Libraries to primary schools and training for teachers in bringing the books to life in the classroom, we hope to improve the reading opportunities of a quarter of a million children in Africa. The need for this programme In many schools in sub-Saharan Africa, books are scarce. Although much investment has been made in many countries to provide textbooks, very few schools have their own libraries – for example, in Kenya, it is estimated by our partner Storymoja that only 2% of public primary schools have libraries. Since the Millennium Development Goals were set, many countries in Africa have made great strides in their provision of primary school places, but as more children have entered the classroom, schools have struggled to provide adequate resources such as books, and this is affecting the way that children learn.

Inside Zaatari refugee camp: the fourth largest city in Jordan Indeed, Zaatari’s basic structure was constructed in just nine days and was initially home to just 100 families, but after exponential growth it is now home to 81,000 inhabitants, all living within its five-mile circumference. Since the civil war began, approximately half of the country's 22 million population has been displaced. High cases of rape and young marriage Due to the unplanned nature of the camp’s growth, administrators have found it particularly challenging to manage; people can move their tents and caravans and services are unevenly distributed across its vast expanse. For many residents, accessing basic services is a daily challenge as health and education services can be far away from where they live. For example, out of 12 districts, at the moment only three have schools.

International Rescue Committee (IRC) Poor access to education can undermine people’s potential to improve their lives. The International Rescue Committee provides children, youth and adults with educational opportunities that help keep them safe and learning the skills they need to survive and thrive. Learn more about our education goals and how we are working to meet them: Ensure that children aged 0 to 5 develop cognitive and social-emotional skills

Great article Kate, very thought provoking. by robertab Oct 24

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