Inauguration of newly constructed Roj Awa secondary school in Basirma Syrian refugee camp

When, local time: 
Tuesday, 12 April 2016 -
11:30am to 1:00pm
Type of Event: 
Особое мероприятие
Contact: 
Ms Eszter Szucs - e.szucs@unesco.org

A new secondary school, constructed, furnished and equipped by UNESCO with funding from Japan and supplements from the Norwegian Refugee Council, is being inaugurated in Basirma camp.

The construction of the school falls within the framework of the project titled ‘Improving access to secondary education for Syrian refugees in Iraq’

Secondary schooling had existed in Basirma camp since 2014/15. The small structure that could host only 60 students is now being replaced with a new building, constructed by UNESCO, under the project ‘Improving access to secondary education for Syrian refugees in Iraq’, funded by Japan. Three of the classrooms have been provided by the Norwegian Refugee Council. The new school can host up to 250 students in one shift (open to multiple shifts). The inauguration ceremony will mark the beginning of comprehensive outreach to enroll more students from the start of the coming school year. Guests will include representatives from the Ministry of Education Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraq, local administration, partners and service providers, together with members of the community and family of students.