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


General Information

Title of the action

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

Priority sector


Implementing partner

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)


Ministry of National Education, Ministry of Family and Social Policies, GAP administration, Turkish Red Crescent Society (TRCS)

Duration (months)

12 months (Starting date: 01/01/2018)

EU Contribution (EUR)

Total budget €107.900.000 (multi-country) out of which €31.382.891 are allocated to Turkey contracted under FRIT-EUTF funding.


Summary of the Action

Main objectives

The overall objective of this partnership is to invest in the future of a generation of children and young people affected by the Syrian crisis in Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey.
In Turkey this actions builds on 2 provision actions funded under EUTF which have supported the Government of Turkey 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.


The geographical scope has been expanded to the whole country, prioritizing provinces from the Southeast of Turkey 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

  • 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.
  • The quality of inclusive education for Syrian and vulnerable Turkish children is improved.
  • School and community based Early Child Education (ECE) opportunities for refugee and Turkish young learners are expanded.
  • In order to access quality child protection, GBV and psychosocial support services are increased and the quality of specialized child protection interventions is improved
  • Positive engagement opportunities for Turkish and Syrian adolescents and youth are expanded.

Main activities

  • Provision of teacher incentives to Syrian voluntary teachers working in Temporary Education Centres (TECs).
  • Supporting school maintenance costs to ensure safe, healthy and conducive learning environments in TECs.
  • Provision of essential learning materials to Syrian and Turkish children.
  • Strengthening the capacity of Syrian and Turkish educational personnel to provide quality inclusive education through training opportunities.
  • Provision of school and community based ECE for refugee and Turkish young learners.
  • 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.
  • Implementation of community-based social cohesion programmes and peer-to-peer information opportunities for Turkish and Syrian adolescents and youth.

Main outputs

  • 1.600 teachers will receive monthly financial incentives.
  • Minimum 80.000 children will benefit from school maintenance support to TECs.
  • 80.000 children will benefit from educational materials.
  • 8.000 educational staff will be trained.
  • 4.000 children will be enrolled in community-based ECE programmes.
  • At list 7 Girls Safe Centers, Adolescent Friendly Centers and Child and Family Support Centers will be maintained.
  • Minimum 20.000 children (girls/boys) will participate in child protection and psychosocial support programmes.
  • Minimum 7.000 children with child protection concerns will be identified and assessed.
  • 8.000 Syrian and Turkish adolescents and youth will engage in social cohesion programmes.

Progress of Action as of July 2018

State of progress