At Karam, we believe all children have a right to education - even in a war-zone. We are committed to building bright and confident futures. We are determined to make education accessible for Syria's youth.
According to the 2018 Humanitarian Needs Overview in Syria:
over 6.1 million boys and girls are in need of education assistance
1 in 3 schools are either damaged or completely destroyed
syria school support
Our Syria School Support program has been educating children in Syria since 2015. Currently, we support 9 schools throughout Syria including Aleppo, Idleb and Rural Lattakia serving 3,325 girls and boys. We believe all students have a right to education, and this program makes sure that happens!
karam currently supports 9 schools in syria, serving nearly 4,000 children.
what we do
WE REBUILD AND REHABILITATE schools that have been systematically targeted by airstrikes and bombardments. This includes everything from physical infrastructure to repainting and electrical networking! We also build outdoor playgrounds so that students have access to physical education - a necessity for their health and psychosocial well-being.
WE SUPPORT operational costs of schools inside Syria to ensure that Syrian kids are receiving a quality education. This includes teacher salaries, distribution of student kits, and costs for electricity and sanitation.
WE TRAIN TEACHERS and provide necessary support to develop their teaching skills as they are tasked with the challenge to teach in a war zone. Our staff trains educators on different skills including delivering education in emergencies, psychosocial support in schools, and best teaching methods.
Refugee School Support IN TURKEY
One of the biggest barriers to accessing education for refugee children are the costs associated with school transportation. Karam Foundation currently sponsors 7 school buses so that Syrian refugee kids can get to and from school safely. Our Refugee School Bus program supports 231 students.