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Regional: RRP6 monthly update ‐ March 2014 - Education

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MARCH HIGHLIGHTS:

Access to schooling remains a challenge across the region. In Egypt, the sector and government are working together to increase the capacity of schools in areas with a high concentration of Syrians. Computers, furniture and education supplies have been provided to 10 schools. In Lebanon, more than 80 schools have been rehabilitated this year, including with water and sanitation facilities. In Turkey, five schools are currently under construction in host communities, as well as another two in the newer camps.

Strengthening the human and administrative capacity to meet the demands placed on school systems by Syrian refugee children is a priority. In Turkey, a standardized teacher support policy is being developed, and training of trainer sessions were conducted as part of efforts to develop the skills of volunteer teachers in camp schools. In Egypt, a new guide has been released that highlights the rules and regulations of primary schools and provides guidance on all education‐related issues for the refugee communities in Egypt. In Iraq, engagement with the parent‐teacher associations is being strengthened in three camps, with an information plan developed to ensure parents are aware of the role and responsibilities of the PTA, along with ways they can be involved. In Lebanon, the education sector is currently developing a strategic response framework which outlines the different op tions for learning offered to children in need and the pathways for these children to ensure continuity of learning and the realization of their right to education. In Jordan, some 760 teachers and administrators have now received training in 2014.