Self-learning programme helps children catch up on education
UNICEF supports 14,250 out-of-school children through the self-learning programme. Thanks to ECHO.
Over nine years of conflict have taken a toll on children’s education across Syria. Violence, displacement and depletion of financial resources have forced many children to drop out of school to work and support their families.
In Aleppo, thanks to a generous contribution from the European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO), UNICEF supports 14,250 out-of-school children through the self-learning programme. The programme is especially designed to help children who cannot physically attend school due to violence, displacement or work, to study at home or in community centres with the help of caregivers or volunteers.
“The self -learning programme gives children a chance to continue their learning and hope for a better future,” says Yasser Hemidy, UNICEF Education Officer in Aleppo. “The programme also offers inclusive learning opportunities for all children, including those with disabilities,” he adds.