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Informal Education Programme for Syrian refugee children and Turkish adolescents in Turkey

Project Name Informal  Education Programme for Syrian refugee children and Turkish adolescents in Turkey
Project Duration 04.11.2016 – 01.11.2017
Partner Organization
Implementation Area(s)

Adana, Adiyaman, Ankara, Batman, Bursa, Gaziantep, Hatay, Karamanmaras, Kilis, Mardin, Mersin, Osmanive, Istanbul, and Izmir and Sanliurfa.

Project Budget
Sector(s) Protection, Education
Objectives of Project As the Syrian conflict enters its sixth year, the impact of the crisis on neighbouring countries continues to deepen. To date, Turkey is the home for 2,749,140 Syrian refugees, of which 2,478,760 Syrian refugee live in host communities; and 1,490,033 are children; of which over 900,000 are estimated to be school-age children. Currently around 509,000 children are enrolled in Turkish public schools or Temporary Education Centres (TECs). Despite the progress in formal education, the enrolment continues to be slow for a variety of reasons such as lack of available space in neighbouring schools, high costs of transportation, lack of access to information on education opportunities for Syrian children and extensive language barriers. IMPR Humanitarian’s recent field assessment shows that the number of child labour cases and other child protection problems increase among Syrian refugee children. 

Over 400,000 children are still out of school. Many missed several years of education, and may not be able to return to formal schooling. While the process of expanding and improving the quality of the formal education system needs to continue and accelerate, it will not meet the needs of the current out-of-school children in the near future. To prevent from losing a generation of Syrian children, IMPR Humanitarian propose to conduct non-formal and informal education programme in the selected 41 youth centres in partnership with MoYS and UNICEF. Proposed project consist 2 main components:

The first component includes the outreach and case management in order to ensure accessing formal and informal education and eliminate violence, child labour, and early marriage problems throughout provision of learning opportunities for the Syrian Refugee children.

Second component of the project includes informal education and supporting the Youth centres in order to enhance Syrian children’s chances of enrolment/access into Turkish public schools.

Proposed project aims to reach Syrian Refugee adolescents 12-18 years old in the above mentioned provinces. Number of Syrians in above mentioned provinces are 2,070,405. Below table shows the number of project’s target group.

Beneficiaries reached 122,926

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