Project: Removing Barriers to Inclusive Primary School Education and Civil Documentation for Syrian Refugee Girls in Arsal, Lebanon
Overview: A refugee-led initiative facilitated by Refugee Protection International with community partners Multi Aid Programs and Union of Relief & Development Associations
Giving Partner(s): A Dining for Women Featured Grantee Project for August 2020, this project builds on an RPI-MAPS education collaboration originally supported by the American Securities Foundation (2016-2019) and an RPI-URDA collaboration on birth registration support.
Summary: This project will work with up to 2,670 Syrian women and girls in Arsal, Lebanon in order to: deliver free, regulated non-formal primary education by female refugee teachers to 300 Syrian girls; mobilize 1,500 community members on the importance of educating girls and children with disabilities; train teachers on inclusive education for children with neurodiversity learning challenges and disabilities; counsel 1,000 women on the process of birth registration for children born in Lebanon to facilitate access to education and other public services; and accompany and pay for the birth registration of 155 vulnerable girls. This project will focus on the most vulnerable refugees, including single mothers and their daughters.