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Promoting Integration of Syrian Kids into the Education System (PIKTES) II

General Information

Title of the action

Promoting Integration of Syrian Kids into the Education System (PIKTES) II

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)

36 (Starting date: 21/12/2018)

EU Contribution (EUR)

EUR 400.000.000 Contracted under FRIT2 - IPA funding.


Summary of the Action

Overall objective

The overall objective is to contribute to the access of Syrian children to the Turkish education system.

Specific objective(s)

The specific objective is supporting efforts of Ministry of National Education for increasing integration and the access to high-quality education of Syrian children.


26 provinces

Lot 1: Istanbul, Gaziantep, Sanliurfa, Hatay, Ankara, Mersin, Adana, Bursa, Kahramanmaras, Kilis

Lot 2: Konya, Izmir, Kayseri, Osmaniye, Mardin, Kocaeli, Malatya, Adiyaman, Diyarbakir

Lot 3: Samsun, Sakarya, Antalya, Çorum, Eskisehir, Yalova, Batman

Target groups

SuTP, Host Communities, Turkish Authorities in charge of educational services

Expected results

1. Access rates of Syrian students to education in the provinces supported by PIKTES increased.

2. Quality of education for Syrian students increased.

3. Operational capacity of educational institutions and staff improved.

4. Social integration of Syrian students and parents improved.

Main activities

1. Turkish language courses for Syrian children both in and out of school.

2. Arabic language courses for Syrian children both in and out of school.

3. Pre-school education for Syrian and Turkish children.

4. Catch-up training for Syrian children out of school or at Temporary Education Centers.

5. Back-up training for children in public schools.

6. School transportation for Syrian and socio-economically disadvantaged Turkish students.

7. Stationery for Syrian and socio-economically disadvantaged Turkish students.

8. Scholarship for Syrian and Turkish students who attend Vocational and Technical training.

9. Informing Syrian families about educational services.

10. Awareness raising activities to promote integration of Syrian children into education system.

11. Development and revision of Turkish programme.

12. Purchasing educational material, revision and content development.

13. Developing an examination system to determine the Syrian students' language proficiency and academic performance.

14. School guidance and counselling assistance for Syrian students.

15. Providing secure, hygienic and proper learning environment in schools and educational organizations.

16. Provision of educational equipment to face the challenge of additional students.

17. Project related research activities and conference events.

18. Teachers' training.

19. Training for MoNE administrative and other staff.

20. Monitoring and evaluation.

21. Social integration activities for Syrian students and Turkish peers.

22. Social integration activities for Syrian and Turkish families.

23. Turkish language training for Syrian parents.


Progress of Action as of 31 March 2020

State of progress


Progress against Facility Results Framework


• 95.529 refugee and host community children enrolled in early childhood

education programmes

• 38.203 Syrian refugee children and youth who completed back-up and catch-up


• 1.976 educational personnel trained

• 2.998 existing schools upgraded in standards

• (Not Reported) Syrian refugees who completed a Turkish language course outside the formal education system

• (Not Reported) refugees and host community members who participated in social cohesion activities


• 60.948 Syrian refugee children enrolled in Turkish language classes

• 1.878 Syrian refugee children enrolled in Arabic language classes

• 43.658 Syrian refugee children and youth registered for transportation services

• (Not Reported) Syrian refugee and host community students, enrolled in VET institutions, supported by the Facility

• 9.934 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.