The Restoring Education and Learning project
Through the Restoring Education and Learning (REAL) project, UNICEF is supporting the Ministry of Education (MoE) to improve school access and learning for 580,000 children in more than 1,000 schools across Yemen for a sustainable and lasting positive impact on education and human capital in Yemen.
The project, which is jointly implemented by UNICEF, WFP and Save the Children over three academic years (2021 – 2024), focuses on ensuring continued school functioning through a package of support for schools alongside upstream capacity development and support for alternative learning across Yemen. The programme is funded by the World Bank and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE).
The REAL Project in Yemen provides a comprehensive package of interventions to more than 1,000 schools across the country:
- UNICEF is rehabilitating more than 1,000 schools across Yemen to ensure children are able to access and learn in a safe and supportive learning environment. Rehabilitation includes for example the renovation of wash rooms in schools, the rehabilitation of classrooms and school furniture.
- UNICEF is paying incentives to more than 35,000 teachers and school-based staff to ensure regular attendance and teaching. More than 2,000 female teachers in rural areas receive regular salaries to improve school enrolment, particularly for girls living in rural areas.
- UNICEF is providing more than 500,000 children with school bags and school materials to encourage school enrolment, attendance and learning.
- WFP is preparing nutritious school snacks for 580,000 children to encourage regular attendance and to ensure children are not hungry and are able to learn. WFP is also scaling up its healthy kitchen programme providing freshly cooked meals at schools.
- Save the Children is training teachers in literacy and numeracy and is printing and providing educational materials to schools to improve the quality of teaching and learning. Save the Children is also developing an alternative learning programme to enable children to catch-up on learning at home.
Latest resources on the REAL Project produced by REAL Project Implementing Partners – UNICEF, WFP and Save the Children - in Yemen: