Helping children to continue learning
Unlocking opportunities through integrated learning centres
Ashrafiet Sehnaya, Rural Damascus: A UNICEF-supported integrated learning centre in Ashrafiet Sehnaya in Rural Damascus helps children who have never been school or who have been temporarily forced to drop out from formal education to continue learning. The centre runs a self-learning programme and provides remedial classes and recreational educational activities for these children. Besides helping children to catch up with their peers, the centre, through its activities, seeks to eventually reintegrate the children into a regular school.
Weam, 24, an Arabic teacher in the centre, said: “The demand for remedial classes is very high in this area. Many families from different areas settled in Sehnaya after many displacements, and they are in a dire need of a programme to bring their children back to learning.”
This UNICEF-supported intervention enhances children’s learning and hugely contributes to protecting them from the risk of falling prey to child labour, early and forced marriage, trafficking, and other negative coping mechanism.
Meet some of the students and read what they have to say in the photo gallery below.
In 2022, across Syria, UNICEF reached 11,125 children through 12 Integrated Learning Centres located in 11 governorates. These centres provide education support, including self-learning classes, recreational educational activities, remedial classes, as well as national exam support for Grade 9 and 12 students. The contributions from UNICEF’s Global Humanitarian Thematic Fund, the Republic of Korea, and Government of Norway made this possible.