UNESCO’s Strategic Framework is an instrument to help Arab States cope with the crisis through ensuring continuous access to education, quality education, and through building resilient education systems.
- The Strategic Framework, jointly elaborated by UNESCO aims to increase access to quality learning opportunities for children and youth, to empower them with values, knowledge and skills for life and work, to support teachers and enhance the resilience of education systems.
- The Strategic Framework consists of four strategic goals anchored in the three pillars of education: Access, Quality and System Strengthening.
- Education has been deeply affected by the scale of crisis in the Arab Region, with over 13 million children and youth not going to school due to conflict.
- 73 million Children in Syria are out of school; 3.3 million children in Yemen are out of school; 3.3 million youth and children in Iraq are in need of education assistance; 558 schools in Libya have been damaged, destroyed or used for sheltering displaced persons or the military.
[Ref: The Hindu]