UNICEF supports Grade 12 students crossing conflict-lines to take national exams in Deir-ez-Zor
More than 10,000 children sit for their exams, coming from war-ravaged and hard-to-reach-areas across Syria. Thanks to generous contributions from Finland, Japan and Canada.
In June, more than 10,000 children set out on a journey to cross lines conflict lines to sit for their Grade 12 national exams, coming from war-ravaged and hard-to-reach-areas across Syria, including Aleppo, Raqqa and Deir-ez-Zor as well as from neighboring Lebanon where they had sought refuge.
In Deir-ez-Zor, thanks to generous contributions from Finland, Japan and Canada, UNICEF has provided bursaries, supporting children and caregivers with their transportation costs, as well as stationary, learning kits and remedial classes to help students prepare for the exams. UNICEF also prepared four accommodation centres across the governorate through the rehabilitation of water, sanitation and hygiene facilities, provision of safe drinking water and soap bars, installation of windows and doors, maintenance of electricity and disinfection of the premises, ensuring their suitability amid COVID-19 challenges.