The conclusion of the fourth session of the literacy program
Several months passed in northern Syria, which made a big difference in the lives of many residents. Where children often went through a new experience for the first time, and they lived days filled with enthusiasm and suspense, which resulted in the lighting of many tents and houses that have been drowned in the darkness of ignorance and the unknown for many years.
By the end of the ninth month, there were more than 4,900 Syrian children shining with light and eager to reach the final day of the fourth educational course for literacy that is being held by the Humanitarian Development Aid Org. (Huda) in northern Syria, starting from Idlib to the areas of Raqqa. This course began in April 2022. It lasted for 6 months.
During it, Huda Charity established 172 classrooms in the regions of Idlib, Aleppo and Raqqa, supervised by teachers who were carefully selected based on their experience in illiteracy and dealing with displaced communities and children who drop out of education because of the special circumstances they are going through.
During this interesting journey, the students acquired a lot of knowledge and sciences derived from Huda’s educational curriculum, which includes all the basics of literacy, starting with the primary goal of learning the Arabic language to read and write until they became able to read and write everything they saw or came to their mind, including the Holy Quran, they also learned basic arithmetic operations to help them conduct their daily transactions easily. The curriculum also considers aspects of life skills and the promotion of values in the lives of children derived from the stories and tales of the Syrian culture.
What distinguishes Huda Charity programs is the high rate of female participations, as the percentage of female students reached 35.6% of the total participating students, and we seek to increase the attraction of girls during the upcoming sessions.
At the end of the sixth month of the training course, the final exams were conducted in reading, writing, and arithmetic operations, and it was announced that the students had overcome and conquered illiteracy, and started a new stage in their lives by joining schools close to the housing area, where the supervisors worked in Huda Charity to communicate and coordinate with the school administration to enroll students in the classes that appropriate to their academic age.
It is worth noting that the Syrian crisis left millions of children out of the educational process because of repeated displacement and the lack of schools and teachers, and because of the lack of funding provided to the education sector, which impedes its improvement.