Giving hope to school dropout youth
Since the beginning of the Syrian Crisis in 2011, access to public education has posed particular challenges for Syrian children and youth living in the informal camps scattered throughout Lebanon. Thus, in 2012, Amel, within its emergency plan “Response to Syrian crisis” established several projects that improve access to education, in particular, though Non-Formal and protected education programs (homework support, remedial classes, accelerated learning programs), which are currently being implemented across Lebanon through a number of AMEL centers.
YLN is one of these new projects, which aims to support refugees and host community youth in accessing education. The project targets youth between 15-24 years old, who have dropped out of school for at least three years, or for those who have never been enrolled.
The curriculum provided includes life skills, computer, Arabic, English, & maths. Each cycle is for 4 months and also includes awareness sessions and outdoor events.
The key activities are running every week from Monday until Friday, in three areas: Beqaa (Kamed El Loz and Mashghara), Mount Lebanon (Hay El Sellom, Ain el Remanneh and Haret Hreik).
This project is implemented in partnership with ANERA Lebanon; funded by UNICEF and the governments of UK, Germany, and Netherlands.