Towards increased access to inclusive quality education, a protective environment and positive youth engagement opportunities for Syrian and Turkish children and youth.

General Information

Title of the action

Towards increased access to inclusive quality education, a protective environment and positive youth engagement opportunities for Syrian and Turkish children and youth.

Priority sector

Education

Implementing partner

UNICEF

Beneficiary(ies)

Ministry of National Education, AFAD, Ministry of Family and Social Policy, GAP administration, Turkish Red Crescent Society, other NGOs

Duration (months)

24

EU Contribution (EUR)

12,500,000.00 EUR - 100 % of total cost. Contracted under EUTF funding.

   

Summary of the Action

Main objectives

The overall objective is in line with the 'No Lost Generation' initiative, the UNICEF Turkey and EU Regional Trust Fund partnership will support the Government of Turkey to respond to the influx of Syrian people with the aim of providing sustained and expanded inclusive access to quality education, a protective environment and positive opportunities for Turkish and Syrian children and youth, with a focus on girls and out-of-school children.

Location

Adana;Adıyaman;Batman;Diyarbakir;Gaziantep;Hatay;Kahramanmaraş;Kilis;Malatya;Mersin;  Osmaniye;Şanliurfa

Expected results

1. Establishment and expansion of adequate learning spaces for 16,200 Syrian and Turkish children.
2. Provision of essential learning materials and classroom furniture, which will benefit 40,000 Syrian and Turkish children.
3. Provision of teacher incentives for 1,850 Syrian volunteer teachers working in TECs.
4. Training for up to 3.700 Syrian volunteer teachers, and Turkish teachers, reaching 148,000 children.
5. Development of communication strategies and carrying out information campaigns and community outreach to key target groups, both Syrian and Turkish.
6. Provision of technical support to the education authorities in planning and monitoring, coordination and standard setting.
7. Creation of a network of 250 Syrian Volunteer School Counsellors mentored and supported by Turkish School counsellors to ensure positive discipline methods, enforcement of the established code of conduct, effective use of mediation against peer violence and bullying and school-based case management and referrals, as needed.
8. Provision of incentives for 250 Syrian Volunteer School Counsellors working in TECs.
9. SGBV training and supervision of 90 staff in safe and child-friendly spaces.
10. Ensuring access to safe spaces for girls for the provision of specialized psychosocial services and referrals with a focus on SGBV.
11. Support MoNE to establish PSS networks focusing on identification and training of staff including Turkish and Syrian school counsellors, supervision and monitoring through the adaptation of existing systems and tools.
12. Peer to peer information & support sessions and community-based youth-led activities for 10,000 Turkish and Syrian children organised by young leaders.
13. Community-based peacebuilding activities amongst 3,000 youth to encourage positive coping behaviours (e.g. local awareness raising campaign, theatre performance, local festival, debates, etc.)
14. Field monitoring, supervision and analysis of behaviour shifts, using existing academic experience in conflict mediation impact assessment.
15. Turkish language classes for up to 5,000 Syrian children.
16. Life skills training for up to 5000 Syrian children.

Target groups

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

Main outputs

  1. In close partnership with MoNE and AFAD, and guided by the relevant Provincial Action Plans (PAPs), UNICEF and partners will restore, expand and improve conditions for learning.
    2. The quality of education will be addressed with support to the professional development of both Turkish and Syrian teachers and retention of qualified Syrian volunteer teachers.
    3. Syrian refugee parents and host community members will be provided with information on educational opportunities and mobilised through other key community outreach, or Communication for Development (C4D), messages to ensure a protective environment for children.
    4. Institutional capacity of the national and provincial education authorities will be strengthened to implement effective programme strategies and action plans to meet the urgent educational needs of Syrian children in Turkey.
    5. Provision of psychosocial support services in temporary education centres.
    6. Expanded PSS, improved referral pathways and outreach with a focus on gender-based violence (GBV) through informal spaces.
    7. Institutional capacity-development and system strengthening.
    8. Promotion of peer-to-peer and community-based youth-led activities.
    9. Peace-building.
    10. Furthering life skills education in informal settings.

Main activities

1. Establishment and expansion of adequate learning spaces for 16,200 Syrian and Turkish children.
2. Provision of essential learning materials and classroom furniture, which will benefit 40,000 Syrian and Turkish children.
3. Provision of teacher incentives for 1,850 Syrian volunteer teachers working in TECs
4. Training for up to 3.700 Syrian volunteer teachers, and Turkish teachers, reaching 148,000 children.
5. Development of communication strategies and carrying out information campaigns and community outreach to key target groups, both Syrian and Turkish.
6. Provision of technical support to the education authorities in planning and monitoring, coordination and standard setting.
7. Creation of a network of 250 Syrian Volunteer School Counsellors mentored and supported by Turkish School counsellors to ensure positive discipline methods, enforcement of the established code of conduct, effective use of mediation against peer violence and bullying and school-based case management and referrals, as needed.
8. Provision of incentives for 250 Syrian Volunteer School Counsellors working in TECs
9. SGBV training and supervision of 90 staff in safe and child-friendly spaces.
10. Ensuring access to safe spaces for girls for the provision of specialized psychosocial services and referrals with a focus on SGBV.
11. Support MoNE to establish PSS networks focusing on identification and training of staff including Turkish and Syrian school counsellors, supervision and monitoring through the adaptation of existing systems and tools.
12. Peer to peer information & support sessions and community-based youth-led activities for 10,000 Turkish and Syrian children organised by young leaders.
13. Community-based peacebuilding activities amongst 3,000 youth to encourage positive coping behaviours (e.g. local awareness raising campaign, theatre performance, local festival, debates, etc.)
14. Field monitoring, supervision and analysis of behaviour shifts, using existing academic experience in conflict mediation impact assessment.
15. Turkish language classes for up to 5,000 Syrian children.

   

Progress of Action as of 20.07.2017

State of progress

Ongoing