In view of the current situation in Syria, and as part of its Education in Emergencies (EiE) response aimed at providing continued access to education for children whose studies are affected by the crisis, UNRWA launched its interactive self-learning programme in 2014. The programme addresses basic skills and core subjects through the distribution of self-learning materials for English, mathematics, Arabic and science aimed at students in grades 1 to 9.
In addition to the self-learning materials, UNRWA offers psychosocial support, teaches survival skills and provides alternative learning modalities through its EiE programme. The programme also runs safety and security trainings for staff and school children in higher-risk areas in order to enable the effective delivery of education services.
UNRWA is able to reach about 51,000 students inside Syria, as well as Palestine refugees from Syria (PRS) who have fled to Jordan and Lebanon, through its EiE programme and continues to provide quality learning opportunities to PRS despite the ongoing crisis.