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Promoting Integration of Syrian Children into Turkish Education System

General Information

Title of the action

Promoting Integration of Syrian Children into Turkish Education System

Priority areas


Focus priority area


Implementing Partner (contract signatory)

Ministry of National Education (MoNE)

Action Implementing Partner(s)

Ministry of National Education (MoNE)

Duration (months)

33 (Starting date: 04/10/2016)

EU Contribution (EUR)

EUR 300.000.000 Contracted under FRIT1 - IPA funding.


Summary of the Action

Overall objective

To contribute to the access of Syrians under temporary protection to education in Türkiye.

Specific objective(s)

To support the Ministry of National Education in its efforts to integrate Syrians under temporary protection into the Turkish education system.


Istanbul, Hatay, Kayseri, Osmaniye, Kilis, Sanliurfa, Ankara, Batman, Konya, Kocaeli, Mersin, Mardin, Malatya, Bursa, Izmir, Antalya, Siirt, Diyarbakir, Gaziantep, Adana, Kahramanmaras, Adiyaman, Sakarya

Target groups

Syrians under temporary protection, host communities, Turkish authorities in charge of educational services

Expected results

1. 390,000 Syrian children both in and out of school receive Turkish language training.

2. 10,000 Syrian children both in and out of school receive Arabic language training.

3. 10,000 Syrian out-of-school students participate in catch-up classes to support their enrolment.

4. 20,000 Syrian students receive additional back-up training to follow the curriculum at the appropriate level of education for their age.

5. 40,000 Syrian students under temporary protection receive transportation service to school during a total of 13 months.

6. 500,000 Syrian children receive complementary teaching materials for school (390,000 of which with supplementary material for Turkish training and 10,000 of which with supplementary materials for Arabic training).

7. SuTP families participate in awareness-raising meetings in 23 provinces, audio-visual materials, 5 research reports and a draft strategy for education of Syrians in Türkiye are produced.

8. Curricula is revised or developed and 390,000 Turkish and 10,000 Arabic copies of training materials are distributed.

9. Examination system for determining the academic levels and Turkish language skills of Syrian teachers and students is developed; 400,000 sets of test kits are prepared and implemented.

10. Psychological and counselling services are provided to Syrian students, by at least 500 relevant staff employed schools, and other related institutions.

11. 500 Public schools and Temporary Education Centers (TECs) benefit from daily cleaning and security services.

12. 500 schools and TECs are adequately equipped with teaching and other supplies.

13. 15,000 teachers receive training on how to educate Syrian students.

14. 2,000 MoNE administration staff increases their capacity to handle Syrian student issues.

15 A web-based monitoring software is developed and used for project monitoring purposes.

Main activities

1. Provision of Turkish and Arabic Language courses for Syrian children both in and out of school.

2.Provision of catch-up training courses for Syrian children out of school.

3. Provision of additional (back-up) training courses for Syrian children in schools and TECs.

4. Provision of school transfer for Syrian students.

5. Distribution of complementary teaching materials to Syrian children.

6. Awareness raising on educational opportunities for Syrian students.

7. Revision, development and purchase of education material.

8. Development of examination system to determine the academic levels and Turkish language skills of Syrian teachers and students.

9. Provision of secure, hygienic and proper learning environments in schools and education institutions.

10. Provision of education equipment to schools and TECs.

11. Provision of training for teachers, administrative and other staff of MoNE.

12. Monitoring and evaluation activities.


Progress of Action as of 03 July 2019

State of progress


Progress against Facility Results Framework


• 19.342 educational personnel trained

• 798 existing schools upgraded in standards


• 245.276 Syrian refugee children enrolled in Turkish language classes

• 3.998 Syrian refugee children enrolled in Arabic language classes

• 32.124 Syrian refugee children and youth registered for transportation services

• 9.717 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.