The project is to support the education of Syrian refugee children living in Turkey by allowing them to attend school taught in their native language. Bunat Al Mustakbel in Antakya Turkey is a small private school of around more than 1,000 students and 46 teachers. The school has a standard curriculum for an international school geared for primary and secondary students. Given the desperate situation the student body lives with, the school plays an irreplaceable roll in their lives.
The Syrian refugee crisis is the world's worst humanitarian crisis since WW II. The hardship hits children the hardest. Of the 500,000 Syrian refugees in Antakya, Turkey, 19,000-25,000 are children who have no school to go to. Without basic education refugee children are in danger of never being able to fully assimilate back into society or able to obtain a job. The Bunat Al Mustaqbel school depends entirely on donations to service over 700 children from refugee families in southern Turkey.
Your financial contribution will enable us to keep the doors open in the Bunat Al Mustaqbel School in Antakya, Turkey. With friends like you, we will continue to enable hundreds of children to receive basic education as well as practical skills courses, such as computer science through Code.org and English for Business as well as primary health services. Your donation will go directly to school books and materials, transporting children, air conditioners, and tuition costs.
The impact of giving vulnerable refugee children an education cannot be understated. Not only does it offer a future to a people that would not otherwise have one, but it offers hope and stability immediately. A quality education turns refugees destined to be a burden on the society they inhabit into productive members of that society, able to pay forward the advantages given to them. The projects long-term impact would be proper assimilation of the refugee population, and dignified employment.