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Support "For Every Child of Syria":’ EU Syria Trust Fund-UNICEF Regional Partnership for Education

General Information

Title of the action

Support "For Every Child of Syria":’ EU Syria Trust Fund-UNICEF Regional Partnership for Education

Priority areas


Focus priority area


Implementing Partner (contract signatory)

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)

Action Implementing Partner(s)

Ministry of National Education (MoNE), 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)

25 (Starting date: 01/12/2015)

EU Contribution (EUR)

Total of EUR 90,000,000 (multi-country) out of which EUR 36,950,286 are allocated to Türkiye contracted under FRIT-EUTF funding.


Summary of the Action

Overall objective

The partnership aims to invest in the future of a generation of children and young people affected by the Syria conflict. Programmatic interventions will provide Syrian refugee and host community children and young people, with access to quality, certified education, protective services, and opportunities for civic engagement, and entrepreneurship initiatives. This project is to be considered a reinforcement of a parallel project of EUR 12,5 million funded under the EUTF, non-Facility funds ("Madad I").

Specific objective(s)



Adana, Adiyaman, Ankara, Batman, Diyarbakir, Gaziantep, Hatay, Istanbul, Kahramanmaras, Kayseri, Kilis, Kocaeli, Konya, Malatya, Mardin, Mersin, Osmaniye, Sanliurfa

Target groups

School-aged Syrian children and affected host community children and youth, with a focus on out-of-school children and girls.

Expected results

1. Syrian and vulnerable Turkish children (5-18 years) have equitable access to quality educational opportunities at all levels through appropriate formal, non-formal and informal settings.

2. Syrian and Turkish young people (10-24) benefit from inclusive and participatory learning opportunities promoting personal development and civic engagement that encourage positive norms and behaviours. Syrian and Turkish young people take an active role in community-based peer-to-peer information and learning opportunities that promote social cohesion within and between communities.

Main activities

1. Expand adequate learning spaces for additional Syrian and Turkish children through the provision of classroom containers, refurbishment of existing facilities and with classroom furniture and school equipment.

2. Provide essential learning materials to Syrian and Turkish children.

3. Provide teacher incentives to Syrian volunteer teachers working in Temporary Education Centres.

4. Support to the professional development of Syrian volunteer teachers as well as Turkish teachers through relevant training opportunities.

5. Strengthen the capacity of MoNE and other partners.

6. Develop community outreach and C4D strategies.

7. Support provision of appropriate alternative learning opportunities for out-of school children and youth through informal/non-formal education.

8. Develop community outreach to promote alternative learning opportunities and early learning access for all Syrian and Turkish vulnerable children.

9. Provide structured psycho-social support, as well as inclusive and participatory trainings to adolescents and youth on civic engagement, peacebuilding; social cohesion, in youth friendly spaces.

10. Establish, train and coordinate a network of partners implanting inclusive and participatory trainings on Communication and other skills (LSBE) social cohesion and peacebuilding activities for adolescents and youth throughout Türkiye.

11. Support community youth-led events, campaigns and information sessions to promote positive norms and behaviours and stimulate social cohesion within and between Turkish and Syrian communities.

12. Provide quality information on child protection and organise information session on specific areas such as GBV, child labour etc. among adolescents and youth to prevent protection risks and empower them to better protect and voice their rights.

13. Establish Child Support Units to screen and provide individualized and specialised counselling to victims of war/traumas, victims of child abuse and/or neglect, and/or gender-based violence or sexual abuse.

14. Identify and train a pool of PSS experts and facilitators on child protection, PSS activities, psychosocial counselling and referral.

15. Raise awareness on the negative risks of child marriage in selected provinces through community outreach and a social network campaign.

16. Provide socio-economic, psycho-social and educations support to children exposed to child labour.


Progress of Action as of 31 December 2017

State of progress


Progress against Facility Results Framework


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

• 2.926 refugee children and youth enrolled in non-formal education

• 5.026 educational personnel trained

• 36 existing schools upgraded in standards

• 57.928 refugees who received mental health and psychosocial support services

• 9 supported operational community centres

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


• 4.172 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.