Strengthening Education for Youth in Syria.

Local Governance and Decentralization | Anti-corruption | Countering Violent Extremism | Advancing Quality Education | Education Systems Strengthening and Policy Reform | Education and Youth
Middle East and North Africa

Injaz II

Project Dates: December 2018 - December 2020
The Syrian conflict has raised an unparalleled need for access to education so that young Syrians have a chance to learn and thrive.

The conflict in Syria has decimated local governance, access to education, and provision of life-sustaining services.  With funding from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs and other international donors, the Injaz II program assists children and youth Northeastern Syria with limited or no access to education since the start of ISIS occupation. Recognizing the negative impact that the fighting has had on the well-being of children and educational infrastructure, Injaz II supports school rehabilitation, psychosocial support for students, and remedial literacy education through subawards to local institutions. These projects reach students not only in formal schools, but also in child centers and camps for internally displaced persons.

Prior Initiatives:

Injaz II follows the Injaz and Idarah programs, which supported provincial and local councils to develop and implement service delivery activities, principally by working with education directorates to improve access to and the quality of education across Syria. Activities included offering stipends to teachers and administrative staff, providing technical support to teachers, and improving assessment and examination systems.

Project Goals

  • Provide remedial literacy education to children and youth
  • Provide psychosocial support for children, parents, and the broader community
  • Train teachers on strategies for coping with emotionally distressed students
  • Create a supportive and child-friendly physical environment for learning through school rehabilitation, including damage assessments and equipment repair
  • Create a statistical database of schools in northeast Syria for more efficient management