Education under Assad’s became ideologized, and educational institutes suppressed the basic values of children like freedom of speech. The educational sector suffered a lot of problems due to the spread of corruption in its devices.
After the beginning of the Syrian revolution in 2011, the regime seized from supporting the schools in the areas that rebelled against it, which caused a crisis until some youth groups and organizations engaged in supporting and operating schools which contributed to positive changes in many fields of the education sector.
Kesh Malek is working with contracted schools according to a strategy of improving the capacity of education staff, considering equality between genders in all educational and operational levels, in addition to rehabilitating the destroyed schools as a result of the Assad’s war machine, providing their needs and improving the security policies in them.
Kesh Malek worked on the assessment of 1,000 cases of education abandonment, ages between 8-16, including the proper means of intervention in order to restore as many children back to education as possible.
The six main intervention methods used by Kesh Malek are:
- Convincing the parents
- Providing stationary and curriculum books for all the cases of intervention.Accelerated male education centers.
- Accelerated female education centers.
- Supporting school transportation for female students.
- Homeschooling, which is the last option for any case.
With the beginning of 2018, Kesh Malek educational centers started. Each is covering a total of 240 male and female students, including supporting transportation of 20 female students in each of the four centers.
The project of “girls’ education” provides support to women who were not able to continue their education for any reason, and seeks to find solutions through conducting visits to their families and attempting to learn their reasons.