Children in Aleppo go back to a safe learning environment
UNICEF aims to help around 10,000 children to go back to a safe learning environment, and reach grade one students through the provision of more than 12,000 school bags across Aleppo.
UNICEF supports children in Aleppo go back to a safe learning environment After eight years of the crisis in Syria, violence and displacement have left noticeable marks on the education infrastructure leaving one in three schools damaged or destroyed and thus too many children at risk of a future less promising than that of other children their age.
In Tal Refaat, north rural Aleppo, with thanks to a generous contribution from Germany, about 600 children have resumed their learning with the start of this school year in two schools rehabilitated by UNICEF.
The light rehabilitation works include the provision of school supplies and furniture such as whiteboards and desks, rehabilitating water and sanitation facilities and equipping them with ramps to make them convenient for the use of children with disabilities thus more inclusive, as well as establishing Early Childhood Education Centres (ECEs) to introduce pre-school age children to basic literacy and numeracy skills through simple and recreational means.
Having missed out on years of learning due to displacement and conflict, many of the children in Tal Refaat also benefit from UNICEF’s ‘Curriculum B’, an accelerated learning programme helping those who missed out on their education catch up to their peers.
“I’m so excited to tell mom I got a new school bag instead of the plastic bag I had carried my books in,”
In Aleppo governorate, UNICEF aims to help around 10,000 children to go back to a safe learning environment through light school rehabilitation with generous contributions from Educate A Child (EAC) and Germany. UNICEF is also aiming to reach grade one students across Aleppo through the provision of more than 12,000 school bags, ensuring the children are well-equipped for the school year ahead.