Syria is not a partner country yet but has received funding with exceptional approval by the GPE Board.
Syria received an accelerated grant of US$3.75 million to support the program: Emergency Response to Earthquake in Syria: Educational Support for Syrian Children.
The program aims to ensure that children most affected by the earthquake in north-west Syria, including those with disabilities, have equitable access to safe and protective learning environments.
The grant focuses on immediate response and early recovery while also contributing to building resilience through activities such as psychosocial support.
The program will provide the most marginalized children affected by the earthquake including those with disabilities with i) gender and age-appropriate learning, and ii) safe, inclusive, and protective learning environments. It also aims to facilitate emotional recovery for teachers, children, and youth through psychosocial support.
Key interventions include temporary learning spaces; school rehabilitation (non-formal schools only); teaching and learning material and teacher training in psychosocial support.
GPE funded activities will be implemented in close coordination with Education Cannot Wait’s First Emergency Response. They will provide partners an opportunity to provide advice and oversight to grant agents in implementation while opening discussion around the redlines in the current context and needs.