The Back to School project in Lebanon aims to address the impact of the economic crisis on education for refugees and host communities. Over a million students have already left education, and the numbers are expected to increase in the upcoming 2023-2024 school year. The project seeks to provide access to quality education, reduce dropouts, and foster a supportive learning environment, empowering vulnerable children and youth for a better future.
Due to the current economic and political turmoil that Lebanon is currently experiencing which is affecting the education sector, and the daily lives of people of all nationalities. Currently, more than 1.2 million children in Lebanon are out of school, while 500 schools are threatened to shut down this year.
The campaign targets 10,000 vulnerable students in Lebanon in all Lebanese governorates of different nationalities: Lebanese, Syrian refugees, Palestinian refugees, and migrants. URDA will be offering 4 services which include: student sponsorship, transportation fees, school supplies, as well as school bag and stationery.
This project aims to maintain a normal proportion of students enrolled in schools & universities. Also, this will participate in lowering the rate of schools' & universities dropouts and high child labor in Lebanon. Moreover, it will help the Lebanese society in this high-risk collapsing situation.