Monareliefye.org delivers schools bags to 300 orphan students in the capital Sana'a
September 24, 2018
Monareliefye.org has launched today in the Capital Sana'a its yearly campaign by distributing school bags to orphan students.
Today's distribution was carried out at Aum Hani School in Aser area of Sana'a and targeted 300 orphan students, in a campaign that will target 3000 students.
Our activity was funded by Mona Relief's online fundraising campaign.
Yemen’s education system has been devastated by the country’s brutal conflict, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday, reporting that at least 2 million children have dropped out of school since the 2015 escalation of the war.
Another 4 other million primary school students are at risk of losing access to education - mainly in the northern provinces of Yemen - because about 67% of public school teachers – and this is across the country – have not been paid for nearly two years.
Many have had to look for other work to survive or are only teaching a few subjects.
The quality of education is at stake. Children are not getting their full lessons due to the absence of their teachers. Even when schools are functioning, the schools days, terms and years are shortened.
More than 2,500 schools are out of use; 66 per cent of them damaged by airstrikes and ground fighting, 27 per cent closed and 7 per cent used by armed groups or as shelters by displaced populations.