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Education in Crisis

The world is facing a hidden education crisis, with millions of children out of school or receiving a poor level of education. Without urgent action, half of all young people globally will lack even the basic skills needed to break out of poverty.

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£35 Light up a Child’s Education in Gaza

Help us to provide solar panels for 30 schools to power classroom lighting, computer and science labs, and water systems, promoting a quality education for 31,560 Palestinian children.

£70 Send a Syrian Refugee to School

Enable a vulnerable Syrian child in Lebanon to enrol in school, covering tuition, transportation, uniform, school bag, books, and stationery - everything to keep them learning.

The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said: The virtue of knowledge is more beloved to me than the virtue of worship, and the best of your religion is piety. [Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqas]

As the UK prepares to go back to school following the first wave of the global coronavirus pandemic, millions of the world’s poorest children may never return. Even before coronavirus, the world was facing an education crisis, with 258 million out of school and millions more receiving a sub-standard education.

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The electricity crisis in Gaza is keeping children in the dark

The deteriorating humanitarian situation in Gaza has caused an education emergency. According to the United Nations, some 50 per cent of children do not achieve their full academic potential.

Thirteen years of blockade and cycles of conflict have decimated Palestine’s economy, with poverty and unemployment at unprecedented levels. Power cuts lasting up to 20 hours a day are severely restricting learning in Gaza’s schools and causing high rates of school drop-out.

The Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said: The virtue of knowledge is more beloved to me than the virtue of worship, and the best of your religion is piety.

[Sa’d ibn Abi Waqqas]
Syrian refugee

Thousands of Syrian refugee children are out of school

There are currently some 488,000 school-aged Syrian refugee children living in Lebanon (3-18 years), with more than half of this number out of school – many being youth and adolescents.

Public schools are either at full capacity or parents simply cannot afford the tuition fees. While education is a basic human right, an entire generation of Syrian children are missing out on an education.

Your help is urgently needed

For the first time in history, an entire generation, around 1.6 billion children, have been forced out of school due to coronavirus. But as children in the UK and other countries prepare to return to COVID-safe school environments, 9.7 million of the world’s poorest children may never go back to school.

The education crisis continues to be most devastating in countries affected by conflict and poverty and we must do all we can to help.

Education cannot wait.

Please help us to keep the world’s most vulnerable children learning.

Why give through Human Appeal?

Over the past two years alone, we have worked in Iraq, Syria, Pakistan, Lebanon, Palestine, helping to improve access to quality learning for vulnerable and marginalised communities, including:

quality learning opportunities

• Improved access to quality learning opportunities for 6,757 vulnerable children in Northern Syria who were either out of school or at risk of dropping out.

educational materials

• Provided educational materials for 1,238 Syrian refugee students in Lebanon and supported tuition and transportation fees across 12 schools.

computer labs

• Delivered two computer labs in two schools serving 2,325 children living in displacement camps in Elbeyli Kilis in Turkey who otherwise lacked access to computers. We also installed computers and printers for teaching staff in seven schools.

educating girls

• Supported the enrolment and retention of 700 children and 45 adults in Tehsil Sumandari, Pakistan, helping to change mindsets and inspire support in educating girls.

education and welfare centre

• Established an education and welfare centre in Beit Hanina, East Jerusalem, enabling 450 Palestinian students at risk of dropping out to access school, particularly orphaned children who represented 40 per cent of students.

Personal Support Specialists

• To promote quality education for Syrian refugee children and youth in Turkey, we trained 32 Personal Support Specialists (PSS) to work with students and teachers from 34 schools in Turkey.

ICT labs

• Established ICT labs and conducted teacher training courses befitting 434 teachers and 893 students in Pakistan.

providing nourishing school meals

•we implemented the National School Feeding Programme of the World Food Programme (WFP), providing nourishing school meals across 49 primary schools in Ninewa and Anbar, serving 80,500 children in total.

Please help us to keep more vulnerable children learning.