Child Rights & Education

Child Rights & Education

Since establishment SOUL has persistently supported Children Rights through interventions that focus on their overall wellbeing. Children’s basic human rights have consistently been prioritized into the institution’s strategic goals and objectives, and children have remained a primary beneficiary.

Since establishment SOUL has persistently supported Children Rights through interventions that focus on their overall wellbeing. Children’s basic human rights have consistently been prioritized into the institution’s strategic goals and objectives, and children have remained a primary beneficiary. SOUL’s interventions have had a positive direct or indirect impact on the children within the groups and
communities served; especially in regard to their right to basic health, education, to protection and participation, and to supporting their psychosocial needs.
Children represent the most vulnerable group in society and are very commonly subject to risks, and to rights violations during crisis. The children of Yemen in particular have been increasingly suffering due to the recurrent crisis and political instability. Since the military conflict (2015) started, a sharp rise in grave child rights violations has been witnessed; even those pertaining to the most basic rights to health, education and safety, but most alarming is the rise of conflict related injury maiming and death of children.
According to the ‘‘Humanitarian Needs Overview- Yemen’ (HNO, 2019), there are presently 7.4 million children who are in need of humanitarian assistance. These children are at higher risk for grave child rights violations, which raised up by 23% since last year. These violations include: lack of food security leading to malnutrition and disease; interruptions in their education; insecure relocation and homelessness; child marriages; forced labor and child-trafficking; recruitment into armed conflict;
becoming civilian casualties, etc. Gender-based violations (GBV) are also up by 70% as compared to the previous year. In 2018, it was estimated that the toll that the war had on children’s psychological state and overall wellbeing was notably increasing.
The right to education is one core basic human right. Although Yemen did make slow but continuous progress in education for several decades, it did not reach all the millennium development goals (MDGs) that were set. From the advent of the 2015 crisis, the entire education system, began to breakdown and deteriorate in terms of overall infrastructure, and educational capacity and quality. By the end of that year
many schools had been permanently or temporarily stopped in areas of conflict; and progressively the entire educational system has become crippled. According to the HNO-2019, approximately 4.7 million children are in need of educational assistance; from among these 3.7 are in a state of acute need, while 2 million do not attend school. Additionally, over 2,000 schools have been negatively affected due to direct
damage from the conflict (256 destroyed and 1,520 damaged). Also, other schools have been taken over by soldiers/fighters (23 still occupied) and occupied by internally displace people (167 schools as IDPs shelters). Furthermore, 1.1 million IDP children also need educational support. These problems only become compounded by the fact that 10,000 schools in 11 governorates are unable to pay teachers’ salaries (51% of them since 2016); and there is a lack of proper school supplies, equipment and furniture.
All these factors are putting much strain on the already debilitated educational system.
SOUL is already part of these vigorous efforts planned to help the children attain their rights. SOUL will help and support children by being an advocate for their rights and enhance their wellbeing. This will be achieved through implementing interventions that contribute to supporting their psychosocial needs and by raising public awareness to advocate for children’s rights, especially in regard to their education.


Ongoing Projects

2020 Emergency Education Intervention for vulnerable Communities Including IDPs in Maqbanah, Ma'afer & Ash Shammayatayn Districts in Taizz Governorate
By OCHA-YHF
2020

Previous Projects

2019 - 2020 Emergency Education & Nutrition Interventions for IDPs Prioritized Collective Sites in Al Ma'afer & Ash Shamayatayn Districts in Taizz Governorate under parameter 2
By OCHA- YHF
2019 - 2020
2014 - 2016 Strengthening quality and access to pre-primary education for school readiness in Yemen
By UNICEF
2014 - 2016
2013 - 2016 Integrating a Mandatory Initial Course and an Optional Specialized Course on Child Protection in Police Schools in Yemen
By UNICEF
2013 - 2016
2013 - 2014 Youth Learning for Responsible Citizenship
By USA Embassy
2013 - 2014
2014 Youth Learning for Responsible Citizenship
By Oxfam NOVIB
2014
2013 Mareb: Teacher Training on Child Rights Principles
By Australian Aid
2013
2013 Promoting Child Rights in the Arab World and Providing Children with a Protective and Supportive Environment Developmental Action Without Borders
By Save the Children
2013
2012 - 2013 Youth Learning for Change
By Middle East Partnership International (MEPI)
2012 - 2013
2012 - 2013 Child Protection and Participation Towards Future Active Citizens and Violence Prevention in Schools
By UNICEF
2012 - 2013
2012 - 2013 Third Party Monitoring –Al-Jawf
By UNICEF
2012 - 2013
2012 - 2013 Child Health & Nutrition : Everyone Campaign
By Save the Children
2012 - 2013
2012 - 2013 Learning for Active Citizenship
By Middle East Partnership International (MEPI)
2012 - 2013
2012 - 2013 Creating Opportunities of Child Rights to Education, Protection and Healthcare for Marginalized/ Street Children and their Families in Sana’a City: Family Center
By Save the Children
2012 - 2013
2011 - 2012 Our Empowering Schools
By Australian Aid
2011 - 2012
2010 - 2012 Yemeni Youth Voices
By Royal Netherlands Embassy
2010 - 2012
2011 - 2012 NGOs Capacity Building in E-Mediate
By Middle East Partnership International (MEPI)
2011 - 2012
2009 - 2010 Child to Child Approach : Monitoring and Follow-up Component by Soul
By UNICEF
2009 - 2010
2006 - 2010 Software-Component Program for Construction of School Facilities for Basic Education in Sana’a Governorate
By Mohri, Architect & Associates, Inc. & Fund from the Japanese Government
2006 - 2010
2008 - 2009 Promoting Women's and Children's Rights in Hajjah Governorate.
By European Commission (EC)
2008 - 2009
2005 - 2008 Early Childhood Development Program.
By UNICEF
2005 - 2008
2007 From Child to Child Project
By Qatar Charitable Association
2007
2005 - 2006 Protection of Street Children in Yemen
By European Commission-Humanitarian Aid (ECHO)
2005 - 2006
2005 - 2006 Promoting Girls' Education Through Junior Local Non-Governmental Organizations Capacity Building" Program
By French Social Development Fund (FSD)
2005 - 2006
2005 Improving School Management Training Project
By British Council
2005