The conflict and violence in Syria have left close to 2.3 million children out of school or at risk of dropping out. One out of every five schools is destroyed, damaged or being used as a shelter for displaced families, and in some cases parents have been afraid to let their children leave the house because of the fighting. Some children have missed out on as much as two years of schooling.
At a UNICEF-supported school club in Homs city, children aged 14-17 attend classes in Arabic, English, French, Maths, Physics, and Chemistry. School clubs enable conflict-affected children who are out of school to catch up with the national curriculum.
Classes at the centre, which is run by our partner Al Inshaat Charity, run from 8-10am and from 1-4pm, with a total of 220 children attending.
Working with the Ministry of Education and NGOs, we’ve supported more than 850 school clubs across Syria, reaching more than 287,000 children in 2013. This has been made possible thanks to UK Aid, one of UNICEF’s major partners in supporting remedial education programme in Syria