Asa’ad has little dreams and huge responsibilities
The child’s dreams are postponed due to tremendous shouldered burdens
Since Asa’ad (10 Y) and his family have been forced out of their hometown (Tal Hamees) and moved to Hasakeh city, they have suffered displacement and difficult economic situations that pushed the son to drop off school and work to help afford the basic needs of his family.
At the beginning of the school year 2021, The volunteers of the Child Protection Department in the Syrian Arab Red Crescent have dedicated their best efforts to pave the way for Asa’ad and children of his age to back to school. They organized and implemented several sessions about the importance of education to building a better future for children. They provided Asa’ad with the needed stationery and helped his family got enrolled in the livelihood program, carried out by SARC, in order to ensure constant income that meets the family’s needs.
School drop-out and child labor is a widespread phenomenon
During the last few years, the economic turndown has a severe impact on the living conditions of all people, particularly those displaced from northern rural areas. School drop-outs and child labor have become normal everywhere. Therefore, SARC volunteers had to develop and carry out awareness-raising sessions that shed light on the children’s right to education.
900 students have engaged in the school remedial classes
Throughout the first semester of the current year, about 900 students have been enrolled in the remedial courses provided by the UNHCR-supported educational program and implemented in the community center.