Supporting Education in Syria (Injaz III)
Children, young people, and adults alike have been traumatized by more than a decade of conflict in Syria. With more than 2 million children out of school, education remains one of the country’s hardest-hit local governance sectors. Issues that affect children’s abilities to access quality education services range from a lack of infrastructure to the need for psychosocial support; trauma can affect children’s learning abilities and can influence their social development.
Funded by the Department of State, the Supporting Education in Syria (Injaz III) program improves access to and quality of education in Northeast Syria. The program provides subawards to community-based organizations and local government entities for activities that strengthen the service delivery capacities of education authorities and ensure that schools have safe and sanitary physical learning spaces. Injaz III also provides teachers and caregivers with the psychosocial support skills needed to address youth trauma, support technical and vocational education and training (TVET), and develop reintegration and social cohesion programs.