Syrian children have been affected by war; they have seen death with their own eyes. They have lost people they loved and cared about. It is these things that affect these children, more ways then one! Receiving school should be a positive experience. A place where the children know they are safe.
Fricker from UNICEF states, “in times of crisis, attending school provides safety and respite. Places of learning provide some degree of normality in children’s lives, along with some hope for the future” (2013).
Education is a fundamental human right and is a vital resource in overcoming poverty and inequality all over the world (Dr. Prema Clarke, n.d.). Every child has the right to attend a quality and safe school.
Abu Amar is a father from the Zaatari refugee camp and he stated, “I don’t care about my future, I only care about the future of my children. I don’t care about anything other than their education. I had no education so it is too late for me, but it is not too late for them. I want to encourage them to study. I want my children to have a better life than the one I had” (Amar, 2014).
This statement just highlights the importance the need for better education within the camp so the children can have an education.
Fricker, T. (2013). Students promote learning in Za’atari Camp, Jordan. Retrieved from http://www.unicef.org/infobycountry/jordan_70365.html)
UNHCR. (2016). Syria Regional Refugee Response. Retrieved fromhttp://data.unhcr.org/syrianrefugees/settlement.php?id=176&country=107®ion=77
Amar, A. (2014). Our life in the Zaatari refugee camp: no electricity, no space to sleep, no escape. Retrieved fromhttps://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/sep/14/life-refugee-camp-syrian-family-jordan-escape
Dr. Prema Clarke. (n.d.). Fast Tracking Girls’ Education. Retrieved from https://www.scribd.com/document/212739420/Fast-Tracking-Girls-Education