UNESCO and Japan come together to provide high quality education for IDPs and Syrian Refugees in Iraq

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Erbil: 11 May 2015 –Two new projects to provide high quality education to girls and boys among IDPs and Syrian refugees in Iraq, in particular the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, will be launched this week by UNESCO, with funding from the Government of Japan.
The launch will take place on Wednesday 13 May 2015 at 9:30 am at the Al Adala School for IDPs, in Erbil. The launch will be attended by high level representatives of the Embassy of Japan in Iraq, the Government of Iraq, the Kurdistan Regional Government and UNESCO.
The launching ceremony will include remarks by the officials and student run activities in addition to a display of art work created by young Syrian refugees and IDPs.
The project “Expanding Secondary Education for Syrian Refugees in Iraq” aims at expanding access to quality secondary education for Syrian boys and girls living within and outside camps in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq and the project, “Bridging urgently the gaps in secondary schooling for girls of IDP communities in Iraq” aims at bringing internally displaced girls back into schools and protect them from abuse and violence.
Both projects have a duration of one year and will be implemented by UNESCO.
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Journalists are welcome to attend the launch event.
For registration and more information, please contact:
Mr Ali Zulfiqar zu.ali@unesco.org

Mr Khalid Khoshnaw
(+964) 77 0670 0941