Education

The foundation of a community’s future

Expanding educational opportunities is vital for recovery after a crisis and can help transform affected communities. At IsraAID, we work to ensure vulnerable children can access education and to support education systems as they develop resilience and prepare for future disasters.

When disasters hit, education systems are always affected. In the immediate aftermath, schools often serve as temporary shelters for evacuees and any form of regular schooling is typically disrupted. Bringing children back to daily education is essential for their needs and for communities to rebuild; however, dealing with the impact of an emergency on students and staff members, and how to return them to school, are both short- and long-term challenges.

IsraAID’s global education work focuses on disaster risk reduction and psychosocial support within education systems. IsraAID also specializes in access to education following disasters, daily lessons, and informal education activities.

OUR IMPACT

250,000

Young people in Mozambique will be reached by our psychosocial support in education program.

100%

Of Schools in Dominica reached through our Safer Schools program.

91,000

People reached through our school safety and resilience program in Morelos, Mexico in 2019.

“It’s our job to ensure that the school community is supporting children in as many ways as possible as they transition back to a sense of normalcy.”

Jaclyn, Guidance Counselor in the Bahamas

SPOTLIGHT: GUATEMALA

Eva is a student in Escuintla, Guatemala. She participated in IsraAID’s program aimed at strengthening school communities’ ability to prevent, respond, and adapt to emergencies. Her thoughts about this program are insightful and eye-opening.

There is no better thing that somebody can give us than knowledge, because we keep that all the time and it will benefit us in our house, in the high school, with our friends – forever.”

Eva Reyes

Escuintla, Guatemala

PROFESSIONAL PARTNERSHIP

  • Global Alliance for Disaster Risk Reduction in Education Systems
  • Global Education Cluster
  • Plethora