On the occasion of the beginning of the school year, and in order to encourage children to commit themselves to school time, the mobile team at Meskanah Community Centre carried out a series of awareness-raising activities on the dangers of dropping out of school, targeting children and people in the villages of Wadhah, Hayet and Sukaria in the eastern countryside of Aleppo.
These activities were carried out jointly by the Syrian Society for Social Development and the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), and included promoting the importance of science, its positive impact on the future of children, the importance of communicating with and supporting children in their school careers, discussing the risks of dropout and difficulties impeding children's school attendance, and sharing solutions that help reduce dropout.
Parents and children interacted in activities and said:
"Financial difficulties affecting children's education and overall educational conditions"
"I got my eyes on how I could communicate with my son without beating him or depriving him of something and support him in order to go to the school."
"I knew that if I had a problem with the school that I needed to share it with my family and don't let it affect my future."
"I learned from the session that I have to ask for help. when there is hard for me in the study, and don't feel shy."
"I knew the importance of learning in our lives and we need to be hard worker to reach our goal."