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$45,597,957

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 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.

Result story

In Syria, education helps Mohamad start a new chapter in life

Read the story of Mohamad, 17, who lost his parents in the conflict and was displaced several times. With support of partners, including GPE, UNICEF helps out-of-school children like Mohamad resume learning.


(data as of June 15, 2024)

  • Type: System capacity

    Years: 2024 - 2027

    Allocation: US$1,600,887

    Utilization: 0

    Grant agent: UNICEF

  • Type: Accelerated funding

    Years: 2023 - 2025

    Allocation: US$15,000,000

    Utilization: US$804,345

    Grant agent: Save the Children US, UNICEF

  • Type: Program implementation

    Years: 2021 - 2025

    Allocation: US$18,746,532

    Utilization: US$13,081,206

    Grant agent: UNICEF

  • Type: Program implementation

    Years: 2021 - 2024

    Allocation: US$6,250,000

    Utilization: US$5,451,939

    Grant agent: Save the Children US

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