4 million refugee children are currently out-of-school. Refugee children have witnessed war, been displaced, had their homes destroyed and their families torn apart. We aim to restore some normality in these children’s lives by providing them with a safe haven, where they can continue their education and build the right skills to use once the conflict has ended. We provide education in a refugee camp in northern Syria, as well as to Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh.
The 8-year long conflict has caused 2.8 million children to miss out on their education. Some of these children have never been to school, while others have missed out on up to seven years of learning, which makes it extremely difficult for them to catch up (Unicef, 2019).
In parts of Syria, going to school has at times become a matter of life and death because of the ongoing violence. Since the conflict began, in 2011, 309 education facilities have come under severe attack and one in three schools can no longer be used, because they have been either destroyed, damaged, used for military purposes or used for hosting displaced families.
The project increases access to education for 594 6 to 10 year-old internally displaced children (297 male and 297 female students), by providing Temporary Learning Classrooms that will act as safe learning environments for a basic education (1st– 4th grade), including SEN children.
Yemenis are facing multiple crises, including armed conflict, displacement and the risk of famine and disease outbreaks, which, together, have created one of the worst man-made humanitarian crisis the world has seen.
In response to the current situation, we will be providing a 12-month Emergency Multi-Education Assistance programme for the most vulnerable groups in Yemen and Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) hosting areas. The project has been designed to enhance the education sector by supporting three schools, through the provision of:
This is to ensure the continuation of the educational process and prevent the school from collapsing.
By implementing the project, 5,700 students will have access to education. Furthermore, to ensure that no burden is added to the families, the students will be provided with educational supplies, school kits and uniforms, as well as personal hygiene essentials. They will benefit from our health education programmes, which will address various issues, including outbreak diseases such as COVID19, cholera and diphtheria.
There is also social involvement, to protect the children from begging in the streets, which protects them from all forms of violence, especially for young girls. 50 teachers and educational administration staff will also be trained on different educational programmes, and qualified in providing psychosocial support.
Our projects in Turkey aim to provide educational support to vulnerable orphans. Specifically one project will give 25 orphans a safe space to learn and stay, as these youths have no access to education, safety or security. This project will also provide education during the day for 75 refugees with safe homes to return to.
The aim of the project is to provide a safe space for children to live and study in. This project will be very closely monitored and each quarter, the situation will be analysed to see if improvements can be made.
To reduce the impact of the situation, READ Foundation will be working with a partner on the ground, implementing the School in a Bus project. The School in a Bus project is a mobile Basic Literacy and Numeracy classroom that aims to help 300 out-of-school Syrian children aged 6 – 14 year olds, annually.
We will be providing a basic literacy and numeracy programme, specifically designed for refugee children in the Bekaa camp areas. The overarching goal of this programme is to provide at-risk children with a basic proficiency in the fields of literacy and numeracy. The Basic Literacy and Numeracy programme is aligned with Lebanon’s educational standards. As the programme aligns with the Lebanese national curriculum, successful completion of this programme should prepare and enable learners to continue their studies in Lebanon’s formal education system. The programme covers the equivalent of 1st – 3rd Grade in the Lebanese national curriculum (UNHCR LCRP, 2017-2020).
The key objectives of the programme are to ensure:
can support a street child for a year
can operate a drop’-in-centre for 200 street children for a month
can operate a drop in centre for 400 street children for 1 year