Aid & Development

Educational institution opened in Markada, Hasakah Province

Syria

The educational complex was opened in Markada in Hasakah Province around one week ago. More than 10 schools have been opened and more than 70 teachers have been appointed.

Teachers in the city of Markada in the Hasakah Province in Syria have succeeded in opening an educational complex that oversees ten schools. Despite their simple and limited resources, the teachers have been able to hire more than 70 teachers to serve the children in the area.

According to the teachers, the children in the city of Markada have not attended schools in over seven years resulting in a massive impact on the children’s education.

“We suffer from ignorance because of the lack of education. Schools have stopped for seven years, and this had a very bad impact [on the children],” said Qassim al-Ahmed one of the teachers.

Due to this complex being strictly funded by the teachers, the schools still lack many services and equipment.

“We lack some seats, and there are many problems. There are neither windows nor doors, and the schools have no sanitation,” said Abd al-Salam al-Abdallah, one of the administrators of the education complex. “We call on organizations and self-management to cooperate faster.”

Since relative stability has returned to many areas across Syria, education facilities and schools have reopened.

Like the educational complex in Markada, many of educational institutions suffer from lack of funding and equipment. According to school administrators around the country, students have been cramped into small classrooms with little or no seats, and windows. Furthermore, the lack of proper facilities has forced many students to quit going to school during the winter and summer periods due to weather conditions. In the summer, the schools tend not to have fans, and in the winter, the rain and cold weather affects the window-less classrooms.

As a result of these conditions, educators across the country have called on local and international organisations to aid them in rebuilding schools properly and providing teachers with proper curriculums that they can use to teach their students.

Without these tools, children who have opened their eyes to the world only to see war and poverty will continue to live in ignorance, affecting not only their future, but their country’s as well.