Education is a Lifeline

Education is one of our favorite ways to change the world, and we know it’s a favorite for our supporters as well. In 2021 alone, we were able to serve close to 550,000 students together with 179 education projects around the world!

You probably know that an interrupted education leads to a child with fewer opportunities for a bright and prosperous future, but did you know there is an International Day of Education to bring attention to these issues?

  • International Day of Education is celebrated every year on January 24.
  • The 2022 theme for International Day of Education is “Changing Course, Transforming Education” and puts a focus on how to strengthen education as a common good, how to steer the digital transformation, support teachers, safeguard the planet, and unlock the potential of every person.
  • The day was created in 2019, so 2022 is the 4th year marking International Day of Education!

Education in Emergencies

Children from countries in crisis have likely lost loved ones and homes in addition to losing their sense of safety and security. When access to education is interrupted, these children are also at risk of losing their futures.

Ensuring children in emergencies have access to quality education is a way to provide them a lifeline when they need it most. In addition to giving them strengthened hope for the future, education also provides consistency, a sense of normalcy, and even physical safety in some cases.

As you can imagine, the COVID-19 pandemic has made the situation worse for these vulnerable children. But thanks to your donations to ADRA’s COVID-19 match campaign in 2021, we have launched projects in four countries that are focused on supporting education in emergencies and ensuring that children are able to get back on track!

Peru

Centers for tutoring, technology, and remedial learning are being established in Peru. More than 1,300 migrant, refugee, and host community children will be able to study, as well as improve communication skills.

  • Establishing 2 tutoring and remedial centers and 2 technology resource centers
  • Coordinating 6 orientation workshops for parents
  • Improving academic and communication skills
  • Supporting students with remedial school program
  • Technological resources and learning materials

Mali

Classrooms are being constructed or refurbished to provide safety and education for about 1,400 displaced students in Mali. The students will also be supplied with school supply kits, safe water and hygiene resources, and 

  • Constructing, rehabilitating, and furnishing at least 9 classrooms as safe learning spaces
  • Establishing 3 boreholes, 3 latrines, and water, sanitation, and hygiene kits
  • Equipping students with school supplies and learning kits
  • Training teachers for academic, child protection, and hygiene leaderships
  • Providing vocational training for appropriate young people

Syria

Classrooms are being constructed to support more than 1,000 children in Syria. This includes resources for non-formal learning, appropriate facilities for students with disabilities, and training for teachers and staff.

  • Constructing or rehabilitating 28 classrooms as safe learning spaces
  • Establishing disability-accessible water, sanitation, and hygiene facilities and furniture
  • Providing support for non-formal education programs, including self-learning and remedial classes
  • Building teacher capacity

Sudan

More than 3,000 children and adolescents in Sudan will have access to protective learning spaces, sanitary latrines, and water facilities. Community based groups will also be trained and mobilized to prevent violence, abuse, and exploitation of boys and girls.

  • Constructing or rehabilitating 10 classrooms, as well as furnishing existing classrooms
  • Establishing gender-appropriate latrines with water facilities in learning spaces
  • Providing, teaching, learning, and recreation resources for students and teachers
  • Training community-based child protection network members in the prevention of violence, abuse, and exploitation of children

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