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Education and protection programme for vulnerable Syrian and host community children, in Lebanon, Jordan and Türkiye

General Information

Title of the action

Education and protection programme for vulnerable Syrian and host community children, in Lebanon, Jordan and Türkiye

Priority areas


Focus priority area


Implementing Partner (contract signatory)

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Action Implementing Partner(s)

Ministry of National Education, Ministry of Family, Labor and Social Services (MoFLSS), GAP administration, Turkish Red Crescent Society (TRCS), The Association for Solidarity with Asylum Seekers and Migrants (ASAM) and RET International.

Duration (months)

16 (Starting date: 01/01/2018)

EU Contribution (EUR)

Total of EUR 117,279,152 (multi-country) out of which EUR 31,382,891 are allocated to Türkiye contracted under FRIT-EUTF funding.


Summary of the Action

Overall objective

To invest in the future of a generation of children and young people affected by the Syrian crisis in Lebanon, Jordan and Türkiye. In Türkiye this actions builds on 2 provision actions funded under EUTF which have supported the Government of Türkiye to respond to the Syrian refugee influx through the provision of sustained and expanded inclusive access to quality education, and protective environments and youth engagement opportunities for Turkish and Syrian children and youth, with a focus on out-of-school children, especially girls.

Specific objective(s)



The geographical scope has been expanded to the whole country, prioritizing provinces from the Southeast of Türkiye but also including new priority provinces from the western part of the country (e.g. Ankara, Istanbul and Izmir) where more refugees are living due to their internal movement in the past 2 years.

Target groups

Refugee and Turkish children, including adolescents and education personnel.

Expected results

1. Access to formal education opportunities is maintained and increased, adequate, conducive and a child friendly learning environment for Syrian children under temporary protection is ensured.

2. The quality of inclusive education for Syrian and vulnerable Turkish children is improved.

3. School and community based Early Child Education (ECE) opportunities for refugee and Turkish young learners are expanded.

4. In order to access quality child protection, GBV and psychosocial support services are increased and the quality of specialized child protection interventions is improved.

5. Positive engagement opportunities for Turkish and Syrian adolescents and youth are expanded.

Main activities

1. Provision of teacher incentives to Syrian voluntary teachers working in Temporary Education Centres (TECs).

2. Supporting school maintenance costs to ensure safe, healthy and conducive learning environments in TECs.

3. Provision of essential learning materials to Syrian and Turkish children.

4. Strengthening the capacity of Syrian and Turkish educational personnel to provide quality inclusive education through training opportunities.

5. Provision of school and community based ECE for refugee and Turkish young learners.

6. Maintenance of the network of community-based centres which provide a range of multi-disciplinary and quality child protection services including: GBV

services, psychosocial support programmes, adolescent programmes, referral to and the provision of specialized child protection services as well as community awareness raising for children, parents and caregivers.

7. Implementation of community-based social cohesion programmes and peer-to-peer information opportunities for Turkish and Syrian adolescents and youth.


Progress of Action as of 30 April 2019

State of progress


Progress against Facility Results Framework


• 16.063 refugee and host community children enrolled in early childhood education programmes

• 144.974 educational personnel trained

• 35.864 refugees who received mental health and psychosocial support services

• 26.026 refugees and host community members who participated in social cohesion activities


• 2.505 educational personnel receiving salaries and/or incentives

¹ The data in this Factsheet is sourced from the SUMAF Data Management System. SUMAF is a Facility monitoring and evaluation services project managed by the European Union Delegation to Türkiye.

² A ‘cumulative’ indicator reports the total value of the indicator since the start of the Action.

³ A ‘snapshot’ indicator reports the current value at a particular point in time within a specific reporting period.