INOVEDS is committed to research and collaboration on educational issues that are considered to be important in Turkey's future. Among them, the education of Syrian children is one of the most urgent. Empowering Syrian children not to become a lost generation is not only a humanitarian responsibility but also crucial to minimize the potential social, economic and security risks Turkey may face in time.
Turkey is hosting more than 3 million Syrian refugees under temporary protection status due to political and armed conflict in the region. Among them, one third are children of school age. Currently only half of these children are enrolled in education. While there are serious concerns to increse schooling, the quality of the education is as important as the access to education.
INOVEDS believes that the education of Syrian children needs a different approach that takes the humanitarian crisis conditions into consideration. This approach which is prioritized, during acute, chronic stages of crisis/emergencies as well as post-crisis recovery period is known as Education in Emergencies.
The concept of Education in Emergencies is mainly institutionalized in The Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE). INEE is a network of more than 13,000 individual members and 130 partner organizations in 190 countries. By working together and bringing in the field experiences of organizations dealing with crisis situations INEEE is supporting the continuous development of education and this approach is becoming more and more prominent.
INOVEDS conducts research and prepare publications on the Education in Emergencies and also strengthens its capacity with INEE membership. Thus, we are able to contribute to the field and becoming a part of international network.
We consider Education in Emergencies among our responsibilities and a priority for Turkey’s future. We call our partners, experts and educators to put the issue on top of their agenda. INOVEDS will welcome any collaboration and request for support on the subject.
Date : 2019-03-28
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