[Turkey] Turkey, EU start project to keep refugee kids at schools

08 Jun 2017
ABC News/Associated Press

It has recently been reported that Turkey, in collaboration with the European Union and UNICEF, had previously initiated a project financed by the European Union that calls for Syrian and other refugees situated in Turkey, to register their children in schools, while ensuring they do not drop out.

Through this project, which commenced on Thursday, families obtain supplementing cash transfers, in exchange for parental supervision, which would ensure their children remain in school.

Since the creation of the initiative in Brussels in March, 56,000 refugee youth are enrolled in the program. Officials are aiming to reach 230,000 children by the end of the year. 

According to the European Union Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid, Christos Stylianides, education is crucial on many different surfaces, especially when employed as a tool against threats that front the wellbeing of children.

Within Turkey, slightly over three million refugees reside, where most of this bracket is composed of individuals from Syria. 

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