After the regime bombings and chemical attacks on Aleppo (and other cities), lots of migrants fled. Most of them are now refugees in small towns, near the Turkish border, in some camps. There, they get temporary safety – however living conditions are sometimes harsh.
Most of them are children and young people, who lack education. Most of their teachers, when some schools are set up, are not trained. Therefore the average learning achievement of students is not satisfied. Key skills like IT and English are not taught or insufficient.
This is why some NGOs are active in this field and they have managed to provide training in Jarablus. Activities for children are especially taken care of, and the ngos run activities like English languages classes, computers skills and other essentials skills, in order to let these people gain skills to get a job in the future.
Voice of a child and Syrians Without Borders, for example, are currently running a project whose main purpose is to build an educational center to teach mainly computer skills. The project started on July, 17th.
Voice of a child and Syrians Without Borders, for example, are currently running a project whose main purpose is to build an educational center to teach mainly computer skills. The project started on July, 17th. A total of about 24 students aged between 15 and 35 years old have signed up, among which 12 are boys/men and 12 are girls/women. Some have signed up for English only, some have signed up for Computer only and some have signed up for both programs.
The main purpose of the project is to provide infrastructures in technology and information, such as Windows, Internet, MS Office, but also to teach English. Another expected achievement is to enable schools to develop as Information and Technology center.
The technological equipment will stay in the community, which will take care of repairing and maintenance. In the initial stage, there will be an external teacher. After that, students of senior classes will teach the newcomers. This process will continue onwards. Local organizations committee and other institutions will also be involved. All these actors will make the project sustainable and reproducible in time.
The project follows another educational activity that started in May, 2023 and was dedicated to children victims of Earthquake in Southern Syria.