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!

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!


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


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 leadership
  • Providing vocational training for appropriate young people


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


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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The Adventist Development and Relief Agency is the international humanitarian arm of the Seventh-day Adventist Church serving in 118 countries. Its work empowers communities and changes lives around the globe by providing sustainable community development and disaster relief. ADRA’s purpose is to serve humanity so all may live as God intended.

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