Education for all children is critical, but for millions of children affected by the humanitarian disaster in Syria, it is very urgent. The educational sector in Syria suffers from a lack of all the basic components and resources necessary to carry out the educational process effectively. And suffers especially from a severe funding deficit, where education is neglected in the Syrian situation, although it is supposed to be among the most important priorities. And has not received adequate support compared to the rest of the relief and service sectors, despite its importance.
It is noteworthy that the Ministry of Education in the Syrian Government refrained from continuing to work in areas beyond its authority, so it became clear that education cannot wait, and it became clear that failure to prioritize education in humanitarian response comes up with a complete uneducated generation who are not capable of contribution to the recovery of their communities. The growing recognition of the role of education has saved lives and sustained change, the change that Syrians have been seeking for years to achieve a better future.
Contribution of the ACU to Improve the Education Sector in Syria
The education program strategy adopted by the ACU is designed to:
Increase safe and well-equipped learning spaces.
Reduce school dropout rate and teachers’ reluctance to teach.
Raise educational quality for Syrian students.
The ACU’S Basic Activities in the Education Sector:
The education program strategy adopted by the Support Coordination Unit is aimed at:
- Increase safe and well-equipped learning spaces.
- Reduce school dropout rate and reduce teachers’ reluctance to teach.
- Raising educational quality for Syrian students.
ACU Contribute to the problem analysis of education
Invite governmental and non-governmental partners interested in this matter to coordinate and unify efforts.
Study a package of model projects that contribute to the preparation of response plans, where the most important ones are:
- The textbook project.
- The school bags project.
- The school maintenance project.
- The school furniture project.
- The field schools project.
- The school heating project.
- The support of Syrians’ educational process in Turkey.
- The support of the Directorates of Education Program.