OBJECTIVE 1
Allow children and teenagers access to good quality education

OBJECTIVE 2
Favor the personal development of children and teenagers

THE IECD’S 4 PILLARS FOR EDUCATION

1

Favor the acquisition of academic knowledge.

2

Help each one to develop his or her personality, life skills and capacity to live alongside others via workshops and extra-curricular activities.

3

Accompany children, teenagers or young adults via psychosocial support and material support if necessary so that they are free to learn.

4

Act on the family and educational environment of the student through the involvement of parents, teacher training, inclusive education, training of trainers, information targeting public authorities.

Education is the weapon of Humankind.

Young Syrian refugee in Lebanon housed at the center in Al Qaa.

EDUCATION : IT ALL STARTS AT SCHOOL!

258 million children and teenagers of school age around the world do not attend school.

According to the UNESCO Institute for Statistics (UIS), about 258 million children and teenagers of school age around the world do not attend school. 6 children and teenagers out of 10 do not achieve minimum proficiency levels in reading and mathematics. This particularly concerns young girls who represent 2/3 of illiterate people in the world.

Yet, education is one of the best ways to put an end to poverty. According to the Observatory of French Education Aid in Developing Countries, each extra year of school results in a 10% increase in a person’s potential income. On a national level, this implies a 1% increase in the annual GDP. An educated population is more resistant to all sorts of crises and increases its capacity for resilience. No country can progress in the long-term without investing in the education of its population.

With its local partners, the IECD develops education measures that allow vulnerable young people (isolated, socially disadvantaged, refugees, young people with learning difficulties, or young disabled people) to access to good quality education. From children to young adults, the IECD aims to help each individual reveal his or her talents and place them at the service of his or her community in order to become a committed citizen of the country.

MUCH MORE THAN ACADEMIC LESSONS

The IECD’s actions pursue an objective that goes beyond educational improvement or remediation. The educational program aims to allow children, teenagers or young adults to forge their personality, fulfill themselves, reveal their talents, become decision-makers in their own lives and have an influence on the environment in which they live. For this, tailored support is offered that encompasses all aspects of the person and his or her environment.

2019 results : 

  • 8,000 children and young people who benefit from the educational programs.
  • 370 teachers trained in practices to improve management.
  • 80% success rate in the BEPC examination of students who the CERES program has accompanied compared to 25% success rate for students not supported by the program.