A school for all

The project aims to support the Lebanese school system by ensuring an adequate school structure that will improve the study and integration and inclusion conditions for Lebanese and Syrian students.

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Beneficiaries (*)

Local partners

LOST – Lebanese Organization of Studies and Training

Funding agencies

AICS - Italian Agency for Cooperation and Development

Starting date

August 2017 

Implementation period

10 months 

Since the beginning of 2015, GVC started collaborating with LOST in support Syrian crisis trough specific programs. The synergy of the two organizations is due to the strong presence and knowledge of the area, from the integration of capabilities, interests and skills in the service of Syrian refugees. Since October 2012, GVC has provided emergency assistance to the population fleeing the Syrian crisis. The actions are focused in the North Bekaa - in particular in the districts of Baalbek and Hermel. We work in collaboration with several local organizations including organizations, CBOs and local authorities. More than six years since the beginning of the Syrian crisis, Lebanon continues to be the country with the highest number of refugees per capita. The vulnerability is the result of the sum of a large number of refugees in the area and of the extreme shortage of basic services and infrastructures, as well as a weak economic structure. A large percentage of the population is represented by children and adolescents (5 to 17 years) and, in this context, both schooling and post-enrollment leave remain high. The majority of potential students had not been able to attend the school since Syria escaped: the youngest were never schooled, the others lost between 2 and 4 years of school. Access to school services is largely lacking in a Lebanese educational public education system (run-down public buildings and security limits, poorly equipped, with shortages in terms of number of teachers). In addition, there are difficulties for Syrian families to support their children's schooling and costs: books, materials, uniforms, food and transportation, as well as the distance of school facilities from many of the informal settlements where refugees live.
General Objective: the project aims to help the improvement regarding  the access opportunities of the most vulnerable population to quality school services in child-friendly education environments. The vulnerable population include Syrian refugees and Lebanese host communities.
Specific objective: to strengthen school opportunities and increase the school enrollment through improving the capacity of the Lebanese school structures and the integration skills of students of different nationalities, favoring in particular the inclusion of children with special needs.
The project encompasses two components, the construction part (HARDWARE) and the part of education and training (SOFTWARE). Rehabilitation works are planned for the building, for securing the school and providing access and for people with limited motor skills. 
In addition, other project activities include training for teachers and educators on communication techniques, computer science, mathematics and science. 
Moreover is provide a Communication and Media Campaign for youth and community on the importance of education and  two open day are organized in order to present the school and the training activities to child, young and their parents. 
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