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Project Name
Educational and training project in HOMS
Description

Maybe the toughest armed clashes have ended, but not the Syria Emergency. Today the city of Homs lacks human resources and sources of income due to many factors. The destruction of infrastructure, the migration of capital to foreign countries and the economic embargo on Syria have inevitably impoverished the city.

The displacement of many people from bombed neighbourhoods towards other considered “safer areas”, and the decrease in the number of teachers (migrated abroad) has led to the overcrowding of schools and therefore to the lack of adequate educational accompaniment for each student.

On the other hand, school expenses in private schools become difficult to face, especially due to the devaluation of the Syrian currency, the high cost of living and the low income of families.

The annual school fees for each child are equivalent to the monthly salary of a middle-aged employee.

The cost of one hour of private lessons has risen to an average of 1,000 Syrian Lira (2.00 USD), a very high price considering that the monthly basic salary in Homs is about 25,000 Syrian Liras (50.00 USD).

The project aims to offer greater care and attention to displaced children through an educational and academic support.

Activities and beneficiaries:

School support course, from the first to the sixth grade, for 100 children between 7 and 12 years of age, for 5 days a week, from Sunday to Thursday, from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Recreational activities in conjunction with the courses

Peace education activities taking into account the specific religious affiliations of each child.

Additional academic support for two languages, French and English.

  The project activities guarantee a job and a monthly income to 12 people amongst operators and teachers.

Total cost
€ 25.881,06
Contributions requests to AMU
€ 25.881,06