What We Do

Education in Emergency

Education in Emergency

In emergency situations we guarantee children continuous and secured access to schools.

Conflicts, natural disasters and pandemics keep millions of children out of school, leaving them alone in a desperate situation and with the prospect of an insecure future.

COOPI has been implementing education projects in humanitarian contexts for the last 30 years, benefiting thousands of refugee children, but also IDPs and local population. The most important projects have taken place in Central African Republic and in Niger, but many others have been implemented (or are under implementation) in Chad, Iraq, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, Palestine and Lebanon.

In response to the emergency situation, COOPI realizes interventions focused on formal and informal education, in order to ensure children protection from abuses, violence and human rights violations. This is particularly important for the most vulnerable groups, like girls. COOPI also distributes school materials, builds temporary schools using containers or tents, trains and supports teachers and the school personnel.

Guaranteeing access to education means to offer a safe learning environment to protect children’s physical integrity, reduce the psychological consequences of the trauma linked to the crisis, strengthen the sense of stability and daily routine for the children but also for their communities.