The child has the right to education, free of expression, play, drawing and to enjoy practicing hobbies at school, but what if there were no school?? When a school is closed out of destruction, hundreds of children will lose their dreams of education. In Abou Harat village in Swaida, the school had been closed for five years due to the destruction caused by the war. The Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteers, who believe in the children's right to education, hurried up to rehabilitate the school as soon as possible.
21 day of labor-intensive
The school is located in the northern countryside of Swaida, far 65 Km from the city and the way to arrive in is pretty bumpy and difficult. However, this was not to hinder the volunteers to reach the destination and fulfill their humanitarian duty within only 21 days.
Within that record time they managed to:
Install windows and doors.
Painting the walls and fixing the ceramic.
Rehabilitating water closets and water facilities.
The rehabilitation intervention ensured the students back to school
In 2015, Abo-Harat school went out of service depriving the 40 students then of their right to education. Today, it is rehabilitated and reopened to welcome 200 students of the elementary classes.
This is not the first intervention for SARC there
Rehabilitating the school wasn’t the first humanitarian intervention carried out by SARC volunteers. In 2020, they installed 35 water tanks in the village, and worked on raising awareness that contributes to curb the spread of COVID-19.
The hygiene promotion team did their best to enhance the personal and public hygiene behavior of children, while the ware remnant risk education team has guided children and adults to the proper actions against the explosive war remnants in order to ensure their safety in a place contaminated with these remnants.
It is worth mentioning that the school rehabilitation was supported by the ICRC and carried out in collaboration with the Directorate of Education in Swaida city.