BFSS is very pleased to be supporting two projects to provide education for Syrian refugee children. In both cases, by providing access to education, the aim is for the children to thrive and come to terms with the trauma they have experienced. The projects were submitted to BFSS in response to the call for applications for the renewal or re-establishment of education in disaster and conflict-affected areas.
A grant of £41,164 to Children on the Edge will help provide quality primary education for vulnerable Syrian refugee children as well as teacher training for refugees living in unofficial settlements in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon.
A grant of £27,567 to War Child will help fund a project to provide 200 vulnerable Syrian and Jordanian children aged 5-15 in Irbid, Jordan, with education classes and psychosocial support. By helping them to cope with the impact of conflict, it will build their resilience and will significantly improve their prospects for the future as they gradually begin to come to terms with their experiences.
In addition to these projects, BFSS is also supporting a number of projects in other parts of the world that have experienced disaster or conflict, including Nepal, DRC, Guinea and Sierra Leone.