“The Education Cluster in Yemen estimates that 4.7 million children need education assistance, including 3.7 million in acute need. This includes roughly 2 million children who are out of school. Girls are more likely to lose out on education, with 36 per cent out of school compared to 24 per cent of boys. Moreover, Education Cluster data confirms that an estimated 2000 schools are unfit for use due to the conflict.” However, all children have the right to go to school and learn, regardless of who they are, where they live, or how much money their family has. Good quality learning requires a safe, friendly environment, qualified and motivated teachers, and instruction in languages students can understand. It also requires that monitoring its outcomes and feedback. So, JAAHD aims to help in maintaining basic education services, particularly in areas where schools are damaged, closed, or unable to fully operate because of the conflict-related constraints. Thus, JAAHD takes serious steps towards renovating the education system mainly and directly for displaced boys, girls, and most vulnerable children across many prioritized areas in Yemen. Moreover, JAAHD ensures that schools remain open through many programs, such as schools’ rehabilitation, WASH facilities in schools, provision of new schools’ desks or repair of schools’ desks, provision of schools’ supplies and basic learning materials, provision of schools’ textbooks, and the establishment of learning spaces.
Rehabilitation and Restoration project of an Elementary School in Alqanawis, Hudeydah Governorate
Al-Tadamun School was established in the 80s, located in Mahal Al-Hindi, Al-Qanawas district. It consists of four classes and an administration. It’s an elementary school, (1st Grade, 2nd Grade, and a 3rd Grade). 160 students go to this school at the present from both the hosting community and the IDPs. 4 classes in several times couldn`t assimilate the unstoppable flow of the IDPs students. Five teachers are managing the school but Without teaching equipment. No furniture, windows, doors, bathrooms, or surrounding walls with the school.
Thus, Jeel Albena Association for Humanitarian Development funded by UNHCR implemented the following interventions in this school:
- Painting works for all school facilities
- Carry out the concrete cladding works for latrines and the damaged ceilings of the doors and around the windows.
- Supplying and implementing an insulating layer for the surfaces of the classrooms and latrines.
- Supply and installation of pipes and fix them to the walls of the thick type to drain rainwater.
- Supply and installation of aluminum windows for the classrooms and bathrooms.
- Rehabilitation of school bathrooms, including (reinforced concrete for bridges and roofs, support the walls, painting and plumbing works, carry out ceramic tiles for floor and walls).
- Implementing water networks for bathrooms including sewage pit and sanitary systems.
- Rehabilitation of the school’s block fence and main door.
- Supply and installation of school furniture, blackboards, chairs, and bags for teachers and students.