In light of the Syrian humanitarian crisis, students in Syria suffer from the closure of many schools, either because of the bombing, the displacement of educational staff, or the absence of an entity to support and supervise the schools, which has led to catastrophic numbers of children dropping out of schools and suspending education for long periods.
Education support projects are based on providing a safe, educational, learning-conducive environment for students by sponsoring a number of schools and providing all their expenses; including maintenance, incentives (salaries), educational aids, bags, stationery and school clothes for students, in addition to heating in the winter season, to achieve high-quality education inside Syria.
These projects aim to support the continuation of the educational process inside Syria for all students and paying special attention to returning students -who have dropped out- of schools, and to provide these schools with special curricula for teaching dropouts. As they are taught within a short period; intensive lessons are provided, after which students can complete their education at the appropriate stage for their ages.
In addition to the basic educational services, education support projects provide distinguished services, the most important of which are:
• Case management services: support is provided for special student cases, connecting them with the service provider and following them up until the stage of improvement and recovery.
• Free transportation service for students who live in remote areas and far from the school where there is no school in their areas.
• Dedicated services for people with disabilities, including providing schools with special equipment, such as special entrances and ramps, in addition to providing free transportation services for them.
The names of these projects vary and their goal is united, most notably:
Manahel – Hemmeh – Israr : “With Knowledge, I Revive” – “Education is Not Waiting” – “School Awaits Me” … etc.
The number of supported schools by Takaful Al Sham has reached more than 300 schools, and the number of beneficiaries reached is more than 300,000 students and members of the educational staff in the schools throughout Aleppo, Idleb and their country sides.