Building peace in the minds of men and women

The Saudi Fund for Development contributes USD 4 million to Youth Affected by the Syria Crisis

22 January 2015


Syrian youth in Jordan

UNESCO and the Saudi Fund for Development (SFD) have recently signed for the first time a Memorandum of Cooperation (MoU) by which the SFD will support UNESCO’s education activities in Lebanon and Jordan. Around 1,500 Youth affected by the Syria crisis will be supported to access and complete secondary education in Lebanon and Jordan in both public and private secondary schools.

In the context of the Syrian crisis, UNESCO is greatly engaged in supporting Youth, schools and teachers in Lebanon and Jordan. The present project is part of UNESCO’s broader initiative in favour of  Youth affected by the Syria crisis, entitled YES (Youth Education for Stability), which seeks to address unmet needs in the overall educational response to the Syrian crisis, by focusing on accelerating access to quality education for young people affected by the crisis.

UNESCO Beirut Office aims to facilitate access to secondary education to a significant number of Youth affected by the crisis, while also developing the capacities of education authorities and schools to accommodate more students and to provide quality education services.

UNESCO Amman Office aims to achieve the goal of maintaining the quality of teaching and learning in secondary education schools by equipping the teaching human capital with situational skills allowing for their better preparedness to handle efficiently students affected by trauma and psychosocial distress.