Badiaa, 15, attends her first psychosocial support session at a UNICEF-supported center in Bustan Alzahra, Aleppo city. 2020. Credit: UNICEF/Antwan-Chnkdji

Partner since:

Total grant support: US$28,997,070

Grant eligibility:

  • Multiplier
  • System capacity
  • System transformation

Education sector plan

Objective: (re-) engage children in learning by providing equitable access to safer and inclusive learning spaces where children acquire foundational, socio-emotional, life and, where relevant, vocational skills necessary to continue their education and be prepared for adult life.

Other key documents

Coordinating agency: USAID

GPE Team lead: Muhammad Tariq Khan

Transforming education in Syria

Syria received a GPE Accelerated Funding 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.

Result story

Syria: Rayan returns to learning

A home turned into a school helps Rayan return to learning.


(data as of October 03, 2023)

  • Type: Accelerated funding

    Years: 2023

    Allocation: US$3,750,000

    Utilization: US$1,078,142

    Grant agent: Save the Children US, UNICEF

  • Type: Program implementation

    Years: 2021 - 2024

    Allocation: US$18,746,532

    Utilization: US$6,323,068

    Grant agent: UNICEF

  • Type: Program development

    Years: 2021

    Allocation: US$50,852

    Utilization: US$50,582

    Grant agent: Save the Children US

  • Type: Program implementation

    Years: 2021 - 2024

    Allocation: US$6,250,000

    Utilization: US$3,550,291

    Grant agent: Save the Children US

  • Type: Program development

    Years: 2020 - 2021

    Allocation: US$199,686

    Utilization: US$199,686

    Grant agent: UNICEF

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