In cooperation with UNHCR, SSSD carried an awareness campaign pertaining girl’s right to education in Deir Al-Asafir, East Gouta. The campaign targeted women, adolescent girls and boys. One woman said, “A woman is like a school, when you teach her, as if you are teaching a whole family.” Another woman said, “I was illiterate; however, I am learning and now I know how to read my name and a bus’s plate. I believe that education is essential to a girl’s life.”
The adolescent activity included drawing a tableau that was placed on the school’s wall expressing girl’s right to education. “I am starting to like school more,” according to an adolescent girl. Toward the end of the activity adolescent boys conveyed supportive messages to the girls: “Be strong” “Defend yourself” “It is your right to learn”.