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Egypt: 3RP Monthly Update - December 2015: Education

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50,955 Syrian children registered with UNHCR Egypt

December HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Catholic Relief Services (CRS) distributed the education grants distributed the educational grants in Cairo and Alexandria. Approximately 5,097 Households with school age children benefited from this form of cash for education with a total number of 10,199 students. In addition to 26 special needs students received their education grants for this period in order to assist them enroll in specialized schools that meet their educational and care needs.

  • Many families with children were found to be very vulnerable during the education grant assessment and they may spend the education grant on other essential living expenses rather than sending their children to school. 436 of these vulnerable families were assisted with an additional amount of money to help them provide other essentials for their school age children.

  • In the highlight of capacity building for teachers, an intensive five-day teacher’s training on Active Learning techniques and class management was held with two groups of 46 teachers in Obour City and 6th of October City from different Syrian community schools.

  • Save the Children (SCI), carried out a series of recreational, psychosocial and health activities in the Syrian community schools in Obour City and 6th of October city . A total of 1263 students participated in the activities Another 223 children participated in an awareness activity on SGBV and child right in light of the UN 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence Campaign.

  • Another series of interactive activities were conducted during the reporting period by Save the Children (SCI) targeting refugee students: Peer to Peer activities conducted in Obour City and 6th October City. The first group in Obour city selected to raise awareness among their community on the risks of “unsafe migration”. A group of 21 parents and 64 children participated in the workshop. During the event, the Peer to Peer team acted out a role play about unsafe migration to all attendees. In 6th of October, the first group decided to spot the light on children’s right to access quality education by engaging parents and other children to discussion. An event was conducted with the participation of 25 parents and 40 children.

  • Under UNHCR education strategy; Save the Children, in cooperation with FARD Foundation planned and conducted a nationwide survey on Syrian refugee children who have dropped out of school in Greater Cairo, Damietta and Alexandria .The survey tools included a phone survey to collect quantitative data from target households in addition to focus group discussions with samples of parents and children of different age groups in the target locations. The data collection stage was completed through phone survey. The final number of persons contacted for the survey was 13,975 Households, in addition to a total of 18 focus group discussions held with a total of 77 children; and 13 focus group discussions with 80 parents in Greater Cairo, Alexandria and Damietta.