The conflict in Syria has decimated local governance, livelihoods, and access to education. With funding from the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs and other international donors, the Injaz II program assisted children and youth in Northeastern Syria with limited or no access to education since the start of ISIS occupation. Recognizing the negative impact that the fighting has had on the well-being of children and educational infrastructure, Injaz II supported remedial education, social and emotional learning, school rehabilitation, and vocational training through sub-awards to community-based organizations and local governance entities. These projects reached students in both formal and informal education settings, including in camps for internally displaced persons (IDPs).
Injaz I and Injaz II followed the Idarah programs, which supported provincial and local councils to develop and implement service delivery activities, principally by working with education directorates to improve access to and the quality of education largely in northwest Syria. Activities included offering stipends to teachers and administrative staff, providing technical support to teachers, piloting quality education initiatives, and improving assessment and examination systems.