Years of violence have taken a toll on the education system in the governorate of Aleppo, destroying and damaging schools, and causing teachers to flee their areas, leaving thousands of children without access to learning and overcrowding schools that are functional. It is estimated that over 267 schools in Aleppo and its suburbs are non-operational, leaving entire areas and villages with no functional learning spaces.
Educate A Child supports children’s education in Aleppo
UNICEF finished rehabilitation works in two schools and continue in other four to allow hundreds of children to continue education in safe environment.
"The school is much nicer than it ever was!", "I love all the colors and drawings,".
Thanks to a generous contribution from Educate A Child (EAC), UNICEF completed the rehabilitation of two schools in eastern rural Aleppo, while rehabilitation works continue in another four. The rehabilitation includes infrastructure repair, full-scale painting, and the provision of desks, chairs, whiteboards, and water and fuel tanks.
UNICEF also equipped the schools with rooms for early childhood education and teacher-training centers. This will allow hundreds of children, including those who have returned to the area after years of displacement to continue their education in a safe and comfortable learning environment and restore a sense of normality into their lives.
“Until a closer school opens, I either have to drop-out or repeat Grades 5 and 6, So, I chose to stay in school even if it means being the eldest one in class!”