Although getting an education is a human right enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Convention on the Rights of the Child, it is a right that millions of children are missing out especially in Syria’s besieged areas.
Children of Syria; especially those in the besieged areas, have missed on their right for Education for many reasons such as; but not limited to, displacement; damage to and destruction of schools and other infrastructure; teachers being displaced, arrested or killed; lack of funding for education projects; and lack of books and education materials. Those children out of school are at an increased danger of abuse, exploitation, and recruitment into various groups.
At Damaan Humanitarian Organization we believe that Education is a key to a better future for Syria and Syrians. We are ardent believers that with education comes peace and prosperity. Thus, we have placed supporting education high on our priority list and given it special focus and attention.
Our programs prioritize basic and secondary education / training, while we also strive to assist the institutions of higher education in the besieged areas. Damaan Humanitarian Organization has programs to rehabilitate schools, provide new classrooms, hygiene facilities, books and study materials. We also provide and equip schools and institutions with access to computers and online books and studies. A pioneer program is also in place to eliminate illiteracy in the besieged areas that target out-of-school girls and other disadvantaged girls and women.