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 sector


Implementing partner

Ministry of National Education (MoNE)


MoNE, Disaster and Emergency Management Presidency (AFAD)

Duration (months)


EU Contribution (EUR)

300,000,000.00 EUR - 100 % of total cost. Contracted under FRIT - IPA funding.


Summary of the Action

Main objectives

The overall objective is to contribute to the access of Syrians under temporary protection to education in Turkey.
The specific objective is to support the Ministry of National Education in its efforts to integrate Syrians under temporary protection into the Turkish education system.


Gaziantep;Adana;Kahramanmaraş;Adıyaman; Şirnak

Expected results

1. Access of Syrian students to education increased.
2. Quality of education for Syrian students increased.
3. Integration of Syrian students into Turkish educational system increased.
4. Operational capacity of educational institutions and staff improved.
5. Number of competent staff on foreigners’ education increased.

Target groups

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

Main outputs

1. 390,000 Syrian children both in and out of school received Turkish language training.
2. 10,000 Syrian children both in and out of school received Arabic language training.
3. 10.000 Syrian students participated in catch-up classes.
4. 20,000 Syrian students received 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 received transportation service to school throughout the project duration.
6. 500,000 Syrian children received complementary teaching materials for school (390,000 of which with supplementary material for Turkish and 10,000 of which with supplementary materials for Arabic training).
7. SuTP families participated in awareness-raising activities, audio-visual materials, 5 research reports and an action document were produced.
8. 390,000 Turkish and 10,000 Arabic educational materials were revised or developed and distributed.
9. Examination system for determining the academic levels and Turkish language skills of Syrian teachers and students was developed; 400,000 sets of test kits prepared and implemented.
10. Psychological, counselling and counselling services were provided to Syrian students, 500 schools, and other related institutions.
11. 500 Public schools and TECs were daily secured and cleaned.
12. 500 schools and TECs were adequately equipped.
13. 15,000 teachers received training on how to educate Syrian students.
14. 2,000 MoNE administration staff will increase their capacity to handle Syrian student issues.
15. A web-based software was developed and used for project purposes.

Main activities

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