Literacy and education are crucial to reducing and overcoming the cycle of instability and violence.
War Child’s education programs have helped to revitalize communities, and have given children a renewed sense of hope for the future by providing them with a protected space, free from exploitation and abuse.Read the stories
Education is critical for all families. But for those living with war, it can be life-saving. Being able to read safety instructions, to understand the direction on a child’s medicine or being able to add up prices at the market are all life-changing skills. However, conflict can halt children’s education for years. War Child is restoring every child’s right to learn, by pioneering new delivery methods, adapting curriculums, and training new educators.
War Child rehabilitates and equips damaged or destroyed schools and provides kits and textbooks to students to ensure they have the materials necessary to succeed.
War Child also works with Ministries of Education to strengthen the education sector and provide much-needed training to teachers. War Child trains teachers and Parent-Teacher Associations (PTAs) on child rights and protection issues. PTAs also start small income-generating projects that, in turn, help vulnerable children attend and pay for school.
NON-FORMAL AND COMMUNITY-BASED EDUCATION
When war breaks out, children are often forced from the classroom and into dangerous situations. War Child enables children to keep learning through Accelerated Learning Programming (ALP). ALP allows students to complete a condensed curriculum and re-enter the formal education system quickly. As part of its non-formal education programming, War Child’s youth empowerment work helps build the resilience of youth in the face of crises and conflict.
This work focuses on increasing the commitment and capacity of youth to protect their rights, as well as to take action by promoting peace building and community development. War Child also provides functional literacy and numeracy classes for women and youth, and support to internally displaced children through the provision of child-friendly safe spaces for learning and play.Donate
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The generosity of our donors allows War Child to continue protecting children and providing war-affected communities with educational, vocational and legal resources. We thank you in advance for your support.Donate