ALMOST 3 MILLION CHILDREN ARE NO LONGER IN SCHOOL & SYRIA IS ESTIMATED TO HAVE ONE OF THE LOWEST ENROLMENT RATES IN THE WORLD
Every child has a right to a education to help them get the best start in life. Unfortunately for many of the children in Syria there is no option for education as the conflict has caused damage to many schools and buidlings and made it unsafe for child to study there. The brave teachers still working in these areas have found ways to keep educating children despite the dangers, including home schooling and reduced school hours.
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”
Before the war, almost all of Syria’s children were enrolled in primary school and literacy rates were at 95% for 15–24-year-olds. Now almost 3 million children are no longer in school and Syria is now estimated to have one of the lowest enrolment rates in the world. Enrolment in Aleppo is as low as 6%, while half of refugee children are not receiving any education.
When children are in school, they are less vulnerable to protection risks such as child labour, early marriage and recruitment to armed groups.
Abna Ash – Shaam School
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