Prepared to Care: A Collaboration with Education Above All

The SISQ MYP students used their research skills to delve deeper into how they can support Education Above All with providing education to every child across the world. (Errata: Al Laith, Ralph and Keshav also contributed to the articles and we are grateful for their contribution).

The SISQ MYP students used their research skills to delve deeper into how they can support Education Above All with providing education to every child across the world. (Errata: Al Laith, Ralph and Keshav also contributed to the articles and we are grateful for their contribution).


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<strong>Prepared</strong> <strong>to</strong> <strong>Care</strong>: A collaboration<br />

<strong>with</strong> <strong>Education</strong> <strong>Above</strong> <strong>All</strong><br />


<strong>Prepared</strong> <strong>to</strong> <strong>Care</strong>: How SISQ was inspired by HE Sheikha Moza bint<br />

Nasser<br />


258 million<br />

This is the number of children who were out of school in 2018 according <strong>to</strong> Unesco.<br />

And, according <strong>to</strong> Unesco, 59 million of these children are primary school aged.<br />

In November 2012, HE Sheikha Moza bint Nasser started <strong>Education</strong> <strong>Above</strong> <strong>All</strong> <strong>with</strong><br />

the dream of ensuring that every child would receive at least a primary school<br />

education. <br />

At SISQ, we are deeply honoured <strong>to</strong> be a part of this excellent initiative that has<br />

<strong>to</strong>uched the lives of over 10 million young people in countries as diverse as Qatar,<br />

Ethiopia, Cambodia and 48 other countries.<br />

So how can our young people at SISQ play a meaningful role as global citizens<br />

and proud members of Qatari society?<br />

For us, the answer lies <strong>with</strong>in the name of the organisation that inspired us:<br />

<strong>Education</strong> <strong>Above</strong> <strong>All</strong>. We needed <strong>to</strong> educate ourselves about…well…education!<br />

We needed <strong>to</strong> reflect on why so many people do not have access <strong>to</strong> this basic<br />

human right and we needed <strong>to</strong> share this <strong>with</strong> our community.<br />

HE Sheikha Moza bint Nasser<br />

That is why this issue is dedicated <strong>to</strong> creating awareness about barriers <strong>to</strong> education<br />

and how we can make a meaningful impact.


What are our own barriers <strong>to</strong><br />

education?<br />

Ignorance.<br />

For so many people, this word is an insult. But the fact<br />

is, you can’t blame people for what they don’t know.<br />

And people cannot educate themselves effectively if<br />

they don’t have access <strong>to</strong> information.<br />

The SISQ community has so many reasons <strong>to</strong> be<br />

grateful and we have a responsibility <strong>to</strong> share our<br />

blessings but this is only possible if we know what the<br />

situation requires from us.<br />

Quite simply, we need <strong>to</strong> understand the problem and<br />

that means that we need material in our own<br />

languages.<br />

As such, this is the first edition of our research journal<br />

that has been written in multiple languages so that we<br />

can join <strong>to</strong>gether as GLOBAL CITIZENS <strong>to</strong> partner <strong>with</strong><br />

a truly worthy organisation.



<strong>Education</strong><br />

<strong>Above</strong> <strong>All</strong><br />












SCHOOLS.<br />

<strong>Education</strong> above all is a non-profit<br />

organization dedicated <strong>to</strong> helping<br />

children reach quality education. Their<br />

main goal is <strong>to</strong> achieve peace and<br />

prosperity for all through quality<br />

education. The non-profit was officially<br />

launched on the 17th Oc<strong>to</strong>ber 2012 after<br />

a few years of thorough research and<br />

An example of the work done by <strong>Education</strong> <strong>Above</strong> <strong>All</strong><br />

planning by the origina<strong>to</strong>r of the Idea,<br />

Sheika Moza bint Nasser. <br />

The organisation is currently working in<br />

over 55 countries <strong>with</strong> more than 70<br />

partners. The charity does not spend any<br />

money on advertising and it is up <strong>to</strong><br />

some companies <strong>to</strong> help the cause and<br />

spread the word. One such example is<br />

Qatar Airways who provides advertising<br />

for free and matches all donations made<br />

by passengers 1 <strong>to</strong> 1, which is very<br />

impressive considering the output of the<br />

charity just from the airline itself.

What is their global impact?<br />

Which countries benefit?<br />

<strong>Education</strong> above all works mainly in Africa and Asia, but only after<br />

the humanitarian relief organisations have moved away. They then<br />

work in conjunction <strong>with</strong> the government of that country <strong>to</strong> resolve<br />

any issues and get <strong>to</strong> work on a plan for helping out schools. One<br />

such example is in Bangladesh where there had recently been<br />

flooding and they had <strong>to</strong> organise transportation,<br />

mainly by boat, which was then used <strong>to</strong> transport<br />

and teach students on the way <strong>to</strong> school as the<br />

journey usually <strong>to</strong>ok an hour through the clogged<br />

streets. Each scenario requires a different method<br />

and plan <strong>to</strong> overcome certain problems.<br />

<strong>Education</strong> above all has accommodated this fact<br />

and has tried <strong>to</strong> remain as flexible as possible<br />

while remaining as true <strong>to</strong> their original purpose<br />

as possible. Another program they have initiated<br />

is university scholarships for universities in Qatar.<br />

This program is called Al Fakhoora and it has helped 7,385<br />

students receive a scholarship free of charge <strong>to</strong> come <br />

learn in Qatar. This initiative is providing higher education in 6<br />

countries after immediate success in its developmental phase in<br />

Palestine.<br />

“<strong>Education</strong> <strong>Above</strong> <strong>All</strong><br />

has helped over 9.2<br />

million children”<br />

<strong>Education</strong> <strong>Above</strong> <strong>All</strong> has helped over 9.2 million children across<br />

the world and currently has plans in place for 10.4 million children<br />

<strong>to</strong> be educated across the globe. But this miles<strong>to</strong>ne, however<br />

impressive, is nowhere near the number of children there are out of<br />

school. There are 59 million children who have<br />

not been reached out <strong>to</strong> and this is unacceptable.<br />

In the words of Sheikha Moza herself; Every child<br />

has the right <strong>to</strong> quality education. It is number 4<br />

on the UN’s list of sustainable development goals<br />

and is a basic human right.<br />

The only way that we can achieve this goal is <strong>to</strong><br />

work <strong>to</strong>gether and this is where our contribution<br />

matters. <br />

According <strong>to</strong> Mr Kerwat, usually, the projects go on for 3 <strong>to</strong> 5 years<br />

until the government of the conflicted country can take over the<br />

initiative. But <strong>Education</strong> <strong>Above</strong> <strong>All</strong> has a unique build in the form of<br />

donations. <strong>All</strong> the money spent goes immediately <strong>to</strong> the projects.

. Every single dollar spent is au<strong>to</strong>matically<br />

tripled <strong>with</strong> the help of benefac<strong>to</strong>rs and<br />

sponsors. 25 % of the matched money<br />

comes from the ODA (official<br />

development assistance) which is usually<br />

the charity arm of the government such<br />

as UK aid in England. 50 % of the<br />

matched money comes directly from the<br />

partners in this specific area and this<br />

money usually goes <strong>to</strong>wards upkeeping<br />

staff whereas your money usually goes<br />

<strong>to</strong>wards deliveries and other important<br />

areas such as supplying boats for the<br />

children in Bangladesh.<br />

This guarantees that 100% of your<br />

donations go directly <strong>to</strong> the children as<br />

the other costs are already sponsored<br />

by governments and the United<br />

Nations.<br />

In <strong>to</strong>tal, nearly 50% of out-of-school<br />

children are living in conflict zones. To<br />

protect educational institutions inside<br />

these conflict zones <strong>Education</strong> above <strong>All</strong><br />

has introduced the Protect <strong>Education</strong> in<br />

Insecurity and Conflict (PEIC) initiative.<br />

During the 40th Human rights council<br />

meeting in Geneva, Switzerland March<br />

2019 this idea was pitched. The OHCHR,<br />

GCPEA, Right <strong>to</strong> <strong>Education</strong> Initiative,<br />

EAA provides scholarships <strong>to</strong> disadvantaged communities.<br />

Child Rights Connect, Governments of<br />

Argentina, Belgium, Japan, Qatar,<br />

Singapore, and Uruguay have all s<strong>to</strong>od<br />

behind this agreement <strong>to</strong> protect<br />

children and young adults who want <strong>to</strong><br />

continue education abroad. This has now<br />

let schools in conflict zones receive<br />

similar status <strong>to</strong> Media outlets and there<br />

will be warnings before bombings and<br />

attacks. However, this doesn’t work in all<br />

cases and the participating nations have<br />

condemned these events but there is<br />

nothing much more <strong>to</strong> do other than <strong>to</strong><br />

receive even more international<br />

credibility.<br />

In conclusion, <strong>Education</strong><br />

<strong>Above</strong> <strong>All</strong> is a credible and<br />

effective cause which is highly<br />

effective in helping<br />


L’education avant <strong>to</strong>ut: Un organisme à<br />

but non lucratif pour les enfants -<br />

Michel<br />

Les informations contenues dans ce texte sont tirées d'un entretien avec<br />

M. Mousab S. Kerwat, de l'équipe chargée de la collecte de fonds, et du<br />

site Internet "L'éducation avant <strong>to</strong>ut", qui comprend des liens vers les<br />

écoles de l'un, de l'UNESCO, du UNHCR et les ecoles du Monde Uni.<br />

C’est quoi l’education avant <strong>to</strong>ut?<br />

“<strong>Education</strong> <strong>Above</strong> <strong>All</strong>” est une organisation à but non lucratif qui se consacre à<br />

aider les enfants à accéder à une éducation de qualité. Leur objectif principal est<br />

d'atteindre la paix et la prospérité pour <strong>to</strong>us grâce à une éducation de qualité.<br />

L'organisation à but non lucratif a été officiellement lancée le 17 oc<strong>to</strong>bre 2012<br />

après quelques années de recherche et de planification approfondies par<br />

l'initiatrice de l'idée, Sheika Moza bint Nasser. <br />

L'organisation travaille actuellement dans plus de 55 pays avec plus de 70<br />

partenaires. L'organisation ne dépense pas d'argent pour la publicité et c'est à<br />

certaines entreprises d'aider la cause et de faire passer le message. C'est le cas de<br />

Qatar Airways, qui fournit gratuitement de la publicité et verse une somme<br />

équivalente à <strong>to</strong>us les dons effectués par les passagers, ce qui est très<br />

impressionnant si l'on considère le rendement de l'organisation caritative par la<br />

seule compagnie aérienne.


L'éducation avant <strong>to</strong>ut fonctionne principalement en Afrique et en Asie, mais seulement après le départ des organisations d'aide humanitaire.<br />

Elles travaillent alors en collaboration avec le gouvernement du pays concerné pour résoudre les problèmes et élaborer un plan d'aide aux<br />

écoles. Par exemple, au Bangladesh, où il y a eu récemment des inondations, ils ont dû organiser le transport, principalement par bateau, qui a<br />

ensuite été utilisé pour transporter et enseigner les élèves sur le chemin de l'école, le trajet prenant généralement une heure dans les rues<br />

encombrées. Chaque scénario exige une méthode et un plan différents pour surmonter certains problèmes. L'éducation, par-dessus <strong>to</strong>ut, s'est<br />

accommodée de ce fait et a essayé de rester aussi flexible que possible <strong>to</strong>ut en restant aussi fidèle que possible à son objectif initial. Un autre<br />

programme qu'ils ont lancé est celui des bourses universitaires pour les universités du Qatar. Ce programme, appelé Al Fakhoora, a permis à 7<br />

385 étudiants de recevoir une bourse gratuite pour venir étudier au Qatar. Cette initiative permet de dispenser un enseignement supérieur dans<br />

six pays après avoir connu un succès immédiat dans sa phase de développement en Palestine.<br />

En général, les projets se poursuivent pendant 3 à 5 ans, jusqu'à ce que le gouvernement du pays en conflit puisse reprendre l'initiative. Mais<br />

c'est sur<strong>to</strong>ut l'éducation qui bénéficie d'un apport unique sous la forme de dons. Tout l'argent dépensé va immédiatement aux projets et cela<br />

représente 25% de l'argent dépensé. Chaque dollar dépensé est au<strong>to</strong>matiquement triplé avec l'aide des bienfaiteurs et des sponsors. 25 % des<br />

fonds jumelés proviennent de l'APD (aide publique au développement), qui est généralement la branche caritative du gouvernement, comme<br />

l'aide britannique en Angleterre. 50 % de l'argent provient directement des partenaires dans ce domaine spécifique et cet argent est<br />

généralement destiné au personnel d'entretien, tandis que votre argent est généralement destiné aux livraisons et à d'autres domaines<br />

importants tels que la fourniture de bateaux pour les enfants du Bangladesh.<br />

Au <strong>to</strong>tal, près de 50% des enfants non scolarisés vivent dans des zones de conflit. Pour protéger les institutions éducatives à l'intérieur de ces<br />

zones de conflit, l'Éducation pour <strong>to</strong>us a lancé l'initiative Protéger l'éducation dans l'insécurité et les conflits (PEIC). Cette idée a été lancée lors<br />

de la 40e réunion du Conseil des droits de l'homme à Genève, en Suisse, en mars 2019. Le HCDH, le GCPEA, l'Initiative pour le droit à<br />

l'éducation, Child Rights Connect, les gouvernements de l'Argentine, de la Belgique, du Japon, du Qatar, de Singapour et de l'Uruguay ont <strong>to</strong>us<br />

soutenu cet accord visant à protéger les enfants et les jeunes adultes qui souhaitent poursuivre leurs études à l'étranger. Grâce à cet accord, les<br />

écoles situées dans des zones de conflit bénéficient désormais d'un statut similaire à celui des médias et des avertissements seront émis avant<br />

les bombardements et les attaques. Cependant, cela ne fonctionne pas dans <strong>to</strong>us les cas et les nations participantes ont condamné ces<br />

événements, mais il n'y a rien de plus à faire que de recevoir encore plus de crédibilité internationale<br />

En conclusion, L'éducation Avant Tout est une cause crédible et efficace qui permet d'aider efficacement l'éducation.


¿Dónde ayudan a las personas necesitadas?<br />

La educación sobre <strong>to</strong>do es una organización sin fines de lucro dedicada a ayudar a<br />

los niños a alcanzar una educación de calidad. Su principal objetivo es lograr la paz y<br />

la prosperidad para <strong>to</strong>dos mediante una educación de calidad. La organización sin<br />

fines de lucro se lanzó oficialmente el 17 de octubre de 2012 después de unos años<br />

de investigación y planificación exhaustivas por parte de la creadora de la Idea,<br />

Sheika Moza bint Nasser.<br />

La organización trabaja actualmente en más de 55 países con más de 70 socios. La<br />

organización benéfica no gasta dinero en publicidad y depende de algunas<br />

empresas ayudar a la causa y difundir la palabra. Un ejemplo de ello es Qatar<br />

Airways, que ofrece publicidad gratuita y equipara <strong>to</strong>das las donaciones realizadas<br />

por los pasajeros 1 a 1, lo cual es muy impresionante teniendo en cuenta el resultado<br />

de la organización benéfica solo de la propia aerolínea<br />

La educación, sobre <strong>to</strong>do, funciona principalmente en África y Asia, pero solo<br />

después de que las organizaciones de ayuda humanitaria se hayan mudado. Luego<br />

trabajan en conjun<strong>to</strong> con el gobierno de ese país para resolver cualquier problema y<br />

se ponen a trabajar en un plan para ayudar a las escuelas. Un ejemplo de ello es<br />

Bangladesh, donde recientemente hubo inundaciones y tuvieron que organizar el transporte, principalmente en barco, que luego se utilizó<br />

para transportar y enseñar a los estudiantes de camino a la escuela, ya que el viaje generalmente <strong>to</strong>maba una hora por las calles atascadas.<br />

Cada escenario requiere un mé<strong>to</strong>do y un plan diferentes para superar cier<strong>to</strong>s problemas. La educación, sobre <strong>to</strong>do, ha tenido en cuenta este<br />

hecho y ha tratado de permanecer lo más flexible posible sin dejar de ser lo más fiel posible a su propósi<strong>to</strong> original. Otro programa que han<br />

iniciado son las becas universitarias para universidades de Qatar. Este programa se llama Al Fakhoora y ha ayudado a que 7.385 estudiantes<br />

reciban una beca gratuita para venir a aprender en Qatar. Esta iniciativa está proporcionando educación superior en 6 países después del<br />

éxi<strong>to</strong> inmedia<strong>to</strong> en su fase de desarrollo en Palestina.


generalmente se destina a entregas y otras áreas importantes,<br />

como el suministro de botes para los niños en Bangladesh.<br />

La educación, sobre <strong>to</strong>do, ha ayudado a más de 9,2 millones de<br />

niños en <strong>to</strong>do el mundo y actualmente tiene planes para que 10,4<br />

millones de niños sean educados en <strong>to</strong>do el mundo. Pero este hi<strong>to</strong>,<br />

por impresionante que sea, no se acerca al número de niños que<br />

no asisten a la escuela. Hay 59 millones de niños que no han sido<br />

contactados y es<strong>to</strong> es inaceptable. En palabras de la propia<br />

Sheikha Moza; Todo niño tiene derecho a una educación de<br />

calidad. Es el número 4 en la lista de objetivos de desarrollo<br />

sostenible de la ONU y es un derecho humano básico.<br />

¿Cómo se gastan mis donaciones?<br />

Por lo general, los proyec<strong>to</strong>s duran de 3 a 5 años hasta que el<br />

gobierno del país en conflic<strong>to</strong> puede <strong>to</strong>mar la iniciativa. Pero la<br />

educación, sobre <strong>to</strong>do, tiene una estructura única en forma de<br />

donaciones. Todo el dinero gastado va inmediatamente a los<br />

proyec<strong>to</strong>s y es<strong>to</strong> representa el 25% de <strong>to</strong>do el dinero gastado.<br />

Cada dólar gastado se triplica au<strong>to</strong>máticamente con la ayuda de<br />

benefac<strong>to</strong>res y patrocinadores. El 25% del dinero de contrapartida<br />

proviene de la AOD (asistencia oficial para el desarrollo), que suele<br />

ser el brazo benéfico del gobierno, como la ayuda del Reino Unido<br />

en Inglaterra. El 50% del dinero equivalente proviene directamente<br />

de los socios en esta área específica y este dinero generalmente se<br />

destina al personal de mantenimien<strong>to</strong>, mientras que su dinero<br />

¿Cómo reciben los proyec<strong>to</strong>s el reconocimien<strong>to</strong> internacional?<br />

En <strong>to</strong>tal, casi el 50% de los niños que no asisten a la escuela viven<br />

en zonas de conflic<strong>to</strong>. Para proteger las instituciones educativas<br />

dentro de estas zonas de conflic<strong>to</strong>, Educación por encima de <strong>to</strong>dos<br />

ha introducido la iniciativa Proteger la educación en situaciones de<br />

inseguridad y conflic<strong>to</strong> (PEIC). Durante la 40a reunión del consejo<br />

de derechos humanos en Ginebra, Suiza, en marzo de 2019, se<br />

presentó esta idea. El ACNUDH, la GCPEA, la Iniciativa por<br />

el Derecho a la Educación, Child Rights Connect, los gobiernos<br />

de Argentina, Bélgica, Japón, Qatar, Singapur y Uruguay<br />

respaldaron este acuerdo para proteger a los niños y jóvenes que<br />

desean continuar su educación en el extranjero. Es<strong>to</strong> ahora ha<br />

permitido que las escuelas en zonas de conflic<strong>to</strong> reciban un estatus<br />

similar al de los medios de comunicación y habrá advertencias<br />

antes de bombardeos y ataques. Sin embargo, es<strong>to</strong> no funciona en<br />

<strong>to</strong>dos los casos y las naciones participantes han condenado es<strong>to</strong>s<br />

even<strong>to</strong>s, pero no hay mucho más que hacer que recibir aún más<br />

credibilidad internacional.<br />

En conclusión, la educación ante <strong>to</strong>do es una causa<br />

creíble y eficaz que es muy eficaz para ayudar a la<br />


Was ist <strong>Education</strong> <strong>Above</strong> <strong>All</strong>?<br />

MAX<br />

<strong>Education</strong> above all ist eine Organisation die zuständig ist um Kindern helfen eine richtige<br />

Ausbildung zu erreichen. Ihr großes Ziel ist um Frieden und Fortschritt für alle zu erreichen<br />

durch Ausbildung. Die gemeinnützige Organisation wurde offiziell am 17. Dezember 2012<br />

entworfen, nach ein paar Jahren recherchieren und planen von der entwürferin Sheikha Moza<br />

bint Nasser.<br />

Diese Organisation arbeitet in mehr als 55 Ländern mit über 70 befreundeten Unternehmen.<br />

Kein Geld geht in Richtung Werbung und es befällt auf andere Firmen um gratis Werbung<br />

anzubieten und das Wort verbreiten. Ein solches Beispiel ist Qatar Airways, das Werbung<br />

gratis anbietet und alle Spende 1 zu 1 entspricht, was sehr formidabel ist wenn man sich<br />

überlegt wie viele Personen es betrifft.<br />

Wo helfen sie Menschen die Hilfe brauchen?<br />

<strong>Education</strong> <strong>Above</strong> <strong>All</strong><br />

Hauptsächlich arbeitet <strong>Education</strong> above all in Afrika und Asien, aber sie schreiten erst dann<br />

ein wann die humanitären Organisation weg ziehen. Dann arbeiten sie zusammen mit der<br />

Regierung des Landes um irgendwelche Probleme zu lösen und gemeinsam arbeiten sie<br />

dann auf einem Plan um die Schulen zu helfen. Ein Beispiel dafür ist das in Bangladesch es<br />

eine Flut gegeben hat und sie haben Transportation organisiert, und somit brachten sie die<br />

Schulkinder mit dem Boot in die Schule. Die Kinder waren aber so lange auf dem Boot, dass<br />

sie gleich unterrichtet wurden währenddessen sie ihren Weg zum Schulgebäude machten.<br />

<strong>All</strong>e Szenarien brauchen unterschiedliche Methoden und einen anderen Plan. <strong>Education</strong><br />

above all has damit gerechnet und versucht so flexibel wie möglich zu sein, aber immer noch<br />

im Rahmen der Mission. Ein zweites Programm das sie eingeleitet haben heißt AL Fakhoora<br />

und es bereitet die Gelegenheit dar gratis Stipendien für Universitäten in Qatar zu<br />

bekommen. Letztes Jahr gab es die Möglichkeit 7,385 Studenten, die in Krisenzonen Leben,<br />

um in Qatar studieren können. Diese Initiative bietet Hochschulbildung in sechs Ländern<br />

nach unmittelbarem Erfolg in ihrer Entwicklungsphase in Palästina


<strong>Education</strong> <strong>Above</strong> all hat insgesamt 9,2 millionen Kindern auf der<br />

ganzen Welt geholfen und hat zur Zeit Pläne um 10,4 millionen<br />

Kindern zu erlernen. Obwohl es sehr große Figuren sind, sind sie<br />

gar nicht nahe genug um alle Kinder der Welt zu helfen. Zur Zeit<br />

gibt es 59 millionen Kinder die noch nicht geholfen worden sind<br />

und das ist inakzeptabel. In den Wörtern Sheikha Moza selbst;<br />

Jedes Kind hat das Recht auf eine Qualitative Ausbildung. Es steht<br />

als Nummer vier auf der liste der UNO ihrer nachhaltigen<br />

Entwicklungsziele und zählt auch als allgemeines Menschliches<br />

Recht<br />

Wie werden meine Spenden Ausgegeben?<br />

Normalerweise, dauern die Projekte drei bis fünf Jahre, bis die<br />

Regierung des Landes die Initiative übernehmen kann. Aber die<br />

Spendeform der Wohltätigkeitsorganisation ist einzigartig. Das<br />

ganze ausgegebene Geld geht direkt zu den Projekten und die<br />

Spenden sind insgesamt 25% des ausgegeben Geldes. Jeder<br />

Dollar der ausgegeben wird, wird au<strong>to</strong>matisch verdreifacht mit der<br />

Hilfe Benefak<strong>to</strong>ren und Sponsoren. 25% des Geldes kommt dann<br />

noch von der ODA (Official Development Assistance) was<br />

normalerweise die Wohltätigkeitsbranche eines Landes ist, wie UK<br />

aid in England. 50% des Geldes kommt von den Partnern die in der<br />

Umgebung arbeiten. Dieses Geld geht normalerweise zu dem<br />

aufenthalt der Mitarbeiter, währenddessen euer Geld zu den<br />

Lieferungen und andere wichtige Orte hingeht.<br />

Wie bekommen die Projekt internationale Unterstützung?<br />

Insgesamt leben nahe 50% aller Kinder, die nicht in der Schule<br />

sind, in Kriegszonen. Um Ausbildungsinstitutionen zu schützen, hat<br />

<strong>Education</strong> <strong>Above</strong> <strong>All</strong> die Initiative PEIC (Protect <strong>Education</strong> in<br />

Insecurity and Conflict) eingeführt. Während der 40.<br />

Humanitärenrechtekonferenz in Genf 2019 wurde diese Idee<br />

eingeführt. Die OHCHR, GCPEA, Recht auf Ausbildung Initiative,<br />

Kinderrechte verbinden und die Länder Argentinien, Belgien, Katar,<br />

Japan, Singapur, Schweiz und Uruguay stehen alle hinter der<br />

Vereinigung in der es steht das alle Kinder und junge Erwachsene<br />

die studieren geschützt werden. Mit dieser Vereinbarung<br />

bekommen sie ungefähr den gleichen Schutz wie Medien-outlets,<br />

und das bedeutet dass sie Warnungen bekommen vor einer<br />

Attacke. Aber, es funktioniert nicht in allen Fällen und die<br />

teilnehmenden Länder können nur diese Ereignisse schlecht<br />

verurteilen und nichts mehr was jetzt die frage stellt, Wann<br />

bekommt es mehr internationale Kredibilität?<br />

Zum schluss ist <strong>Education</strong> <strong>Above</strong> <strong>All</strong> eine kredibile Entwicklung, die<br />

sehr wichtig und effektiv ist in der hilfe zu Ausbildung.

<strong>Education</strong> <strong>Above</strong> <strong>All</strong> Programs<br />


This <strong>Education</strong> For <strong>All</strong> project and the United Nations Relief and Works Agency<br />

(UNRWA) for Palestinian Refugees in the Near East have partnered <strong>to</strong> provide quality<br />

basic education <strong>to</strong> Palestinian children in Jordan, Lebanon and Syria.<br />

According <strong>to</strong> EAC and EAA, They teach Palestinian refugee children whose education<br />

had been disrupted by the Syrian conflict, providing emergency education, including<br />

psychosocial and recreational support, as well as survival skills.<br />

In my opinion, it is inhumane, cruel, and sad <strong>to</strong> target homes of families and schools in<br />

a war-<strong>to</strong>rn country. During wartime, children are exposed <strong>to</strong> terrifying and horrifying<br />

situations, which can lead <strong>to</strong> posttraumatic stress disorder. In war-affected children,<br />

severe losses and disruptions in their lives lead <strong>to</strong> high rates of depression and anxiety.<br />

Have you ever asked this <strong>to</strong> yourselves, “how lucky am I?”<br />

Have you ever considered how fortunate we are at SISQ <strong>to</strong> have lights and air<br />

conditioning in every room and hallway? What about the internet and the water?<br />

According <strong>to</strong> UNESCO, only 69 percent of primary schools have electricity, and in less<br />

developed countries, the figure drops <strong>to</strong> 34 percent. According <strong>to</strong> UNICEF, only 69<br />

percent of schools have access <strong>to</strong> drinking water, 63 percent have access <strong>to</strong> basic<br />

sanitation (<strong>to</strong>ilets, etc.), and only 54 percent have access <strong>to</strong> basic hygiene (soap and<br />


According <strong>to</strong> EAA, this project includes the<br />

delivery of learning content adapted <strong>to</strong> the violent<br />

situation, including core curriculum subjects like<br />

environmental health, personal health and conflict<br />

resolution as well. Another major project activity<br />

was developing a strong system of data collection<br />

and analysis of the situation <strong>with</strong>in the education<br />

sec<strong>to</strong>r <strong>to</strong> better support displaced Palestinian<br />

children in Syria or in neighbouring countries. This<br />

included data on children’s psychosocial needs,<br />

disaster risk, educational capacities, resources,<br />

vulnerabilities and challenges <strong>to</strong> upholding the<br />

right <strong>to</strong> education for all affected groups.<br />

Especially <strong>with</strong> ongoing armed conflict, this is an<br />

efficient way <strong>to</strong> help young minds.<br />

According <strong>to</strong> EAC, These children will also be sent<br />

<strong>to</strong> Lebanon, Jordan, And Syria. Lebanon has long<br />

been a crossroads for trade and political concerns<br />

from a variety of parties. At various times, a diverse<br />

mix of communities and governance issues has<br />

piqued the interest of neighbouring states.<br />

Lebanon has been hosting waves of Palestinian<br />

refugees, as well as Syrians fleeing conflict, putting<br />

a strain on the country's resources.


W ramach tego projektu „<strong>Education</strong> <strong>Above</strong> <strong>All</strong>” EAC i Agencja Narodów Zjednoczonych ds. Pomocy i Pracy (UNRWA) na rzecz uchodźców<br />

palestyńskich na Bliskim Wschodzie współpracują w celu zapewnienia wysokiej jakości podstawowej edukacji palestyńskim dzieciom w Jordanii,<br />

Libanie i Syrii.<br />

Dzieciom uchodźców palestyńskich, których edukację zakłócił konflikt syryjski, Educate A Child zapewniło edukację w nagłych wypadkach, w tym<br />

wsparcie psychospołeczne i rekreacyjne, a także umiejętności przetrwania.<br />

W naszej opinii atakowanie domów rodzin i szkół w rozdartym wojną kraju jest nieludzkie, okrutne i smutne. W czasie wojny dzieci narażone są na<br />

przerażające i przerażające sytuacje, które mogą prowadzić do zespołu stresu pourazowego. U dzieci dotkniętych wojną poważne straty i zakłócenia<br />

w ich życiu prowadzą do wysokiego wskaźnika depresji i lęku.<br />

Czy kiedykolwiek zadaliście sobie pytanie, jakie mam szczęście?<br />

Czy zastanawiałeś się kiedyś, jakie <strong>to</strong> szczęście, że w SISQ mamy oświetlenie i klimatyzację w każdym pokoju i przedpokoju? A co z internetem i<br />

wodą? Według UNESCO tylko 69 proc. szkół podstawowych ma elektryczność, a w krajach słabiej rozwiniętych liczba ta spada do 34 proc. Według<br />

UNICEF tylko 69 procent szkół ma dostęp do wody pitnej, 63 procent ma dostęp do podstawowych urządzeń sanitarnych (<strong>to</strong>alety itp.), a tylko 54<br />

procent ma dostęp do podstawowej higieny (mydło i woda).<br />

Wybraliśmy ten projekt, ponieważ pomaga on dzieciom uchodźców palestyńskich, których edukacja została zakłócona przez konflikt w Syrii, ten<br />

projekt zapewniał edukację w sytuacjach kryzysowych, w tym wsparcie psychospołeczne i rekreacyjne, a także umiejętności przetrwania.<br />

Wykorzystano techniki mapowania, aby zidentyfikować dzieci poza szkołą (OOSC); zapewniła systemy wsparcia psychospołecznego i umiejętności<br />

przetrwania, plany studiów i materiały do samodzielnej nauki w zakresie przedmiotów podstawy programowej; wykorzystał edukację alternatywną dla<br />

OOSC; opracował system komunikacji dla alarmów bezpieczeństwa; oraz opracował system moni<strong>to</strong>rowania w celu zapewnienia widoczności i oceny<br />

wyników programu. Udzielanie dzieciom wsparcia psychospołecznego w kontekście ustrukturyzowanych i dos<strong>to</strong>sowanych do wieku zajęć<br />

rekreacyjnych oraz identyfikacja dzieci po traumie i kierowanie ich do doradców psychospołecznych. Obejmuje również dostarczanie treści<br />

edukacyjnych dos<strong>to</strong>sowanych do sytuacji przemocy, w tym przedmiotów podstawy programowej, takich jak zdrowie środowiskowe, zdrowie osobiste<br />

i rozwiązywanie konfliktów. Innym ważnym działaniem w ramach projektu było opracowanie silnego systemu gromadzenia danych i analizy sytuacji w<br />

sek<strong>to</strong>rze edukacji, aby lepiej wspierać przesiedlone dzieci palestyńskie w Syrii lub w krajach sąsiednich. Obejmowały one dane na temat<br />

psychospołecznych potrzeb dzieci, ryzyka katastrof, zdolności edukacyjnych, zasobów, słabych punktów i wyzwań związanych z przestrzeganiem<br />

prawa do edukacji dla wszystkich dotkniętych grup. Jest <strong>to</strong> skuteczny sposób pomagania młodym umysłom, zwłaszcza w przypadku trwającego<br />

konfliktu zbrojnego.

Te dzieci zostaną również wysłane do Libanu, Jordanii i Syrii. Liban od dawna jest skrzyżowaniem interesów handlowych i<br />

politycznych różnych partii. W różnych okresach różnorodna mieszanka kwestii społeczności i sprawowania rządów wzbudzała<br />

zainteresowanie sąsiednich państw. Liban gościł fale uchodźców palestyńskich, a także Syryjczyków uciekających przed<br />

konfliktem, co obciąża zasoby kraju.<br />

Szacuje się, że dotarł on do ponad 1 150 000 osób w 6 krajach<br />

Przyznano do tej pory 6500 kompleksowych pakietów stypendiów policealnych, licencjackich i magisterskich dla<br />

zmarginalizowanej młodzieży<br />

Zobowiązuje się do zapewnienia kompleksowych pakietów stypendialnych na studia licencjackie, magisterskie i zawodowe<br />

dla 7 385 studentów w Iraku, Jordanii, Libanie, Palestynie, Syrii i Turcji<br />

Odbudowano, zrehabili<strong>to</strong>wano i odnowiono 93 placówki edukacyjne, w tym 5 ośrodków szkoleniowych, 10 uniwersytetów i 78<br />

szkół<br />

Utworzono 5 sieci ochrony dzieci w Gazie, szkoląc 448 specjalistów w służbach ochrony dzieci, obsługujących ponad 9 358<br />

dzieci i opiekunów<br />

Przeszkolono 11 349 nauczycieli w zakresie psychospołecznych działań wspierających w zakresie budowania odporności w<br />

klasie<br />

Dotarł do 7482 dzieci korzystających z usług wsparcia psychospołecznego<br />

Zapewniliśmy 200 młodym ludziom w Gazie dostęp do wirtualnej pracy, co zaowocowało ponad 840 miejscami pracy i 100<br />

000 dolarów dochodu



Advances by the project according <strong>to</strong> the EAA<br />

website:<br />

According <strong>to</strong> EAA, Estimates that it has reached<br />

more than 1,150,000 individuals across 6 countries<br />

Awarded, <strong>to</strong> date, 6,500 comprehensive postsecondary,<br />

undergraduate and graduate<br />

scholarship packages <strong>to</strong> marginalised youth<br />

Is committed <strong>to</strong> providing comprehensive<br />

Bachelors, Masters and Vocational level<br />

scholarship packages <strong>to</strong> 7,385 students across<br />

Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine, Syria and Turkey<br />

Reconstructed, rehabilitated, and refurbished 93<br />

educational facilities including 5 training centres,<br />

10 universities, and 78 schools<br />

Established 5 children protection networks in Gaza<br />

training 448 professionals in child protection<br />

services, serving over 9,358 children and<br />

caregivers<br />

Trained 11,349 teachers in resilience-building<br />

psychosocial support activities in the classroom<br />

Reached 7,482 children <strong>with</strong> psychosocial support<br />

services<br />

Provided 200 youth in Gaza <strong>with</strong> access <strong>to</strong> virtual<br />

work, resulting in more than 840 jobs and<br />

$100,000 in income<br />

Syrian children in a Lebanese school<br />

SISQ students raised over 5000QAR <strong>with</strong> the read-a-thon and all<br />

funds went <strong>to</strong> help children in conflict zones in Gaza. Keep reading <strong>to</strong><br />

find out more about how EAA supports children in conflict and areas<br />

stricken by natural disasters.

What is Al<br />

Fakhoora<br />

and what<br />

does it do?<br />

What is Al Fakhoora and<br />

what does it do?<br />

Al Fakhoora was founded in<br />

2009 in an effort <strong>to</strong> assist Gaza<br />

when they were in conflict causing multiple<br />

schools and universities <strong>to</strong> be demolished<br />

beyond repair. Al Fakhoora sent out various<br />

initiatives which include emergency<br />

medical assistance and reconstructing<br />

buildings. They have also sent out psychosocial<br />

support for the teachers and youth as<br />

well as creating vocation programs for<br />

people <strong>with</strong> disabilities. Lastly, Al Fakhoora<br />

provides wholesome scholarships for<br />

marginalised youth. This program has had<br />

an active impact in the lives of 300 000<br />

Children return <strong>to</strong> school in Gaza<br />

thousand people as well as positively<br />

affecting the infrastructure. With all of the<br />

work that it has done, it has become an<br />

essential part of the Gaza educational<br />

support system. <br />

In addition, 102 educational institutes in<br />

Gaza have been reconstructed by Al<br />

Fakhoora’s reconstruction and rehabilitation<br />

programs. This includes various universities,<br />

colleges, technical institutes and public and<br />

private schools. With the success in Gaza, Al<br />

Fakhoora is<br />

expanding and<br />

spreading <strong>to</strong> different<br />

regions and<br />

replicating this<br />

procedure. The<br />

regions that this<br />

program is spreading<br />

<strong>to</strong> include Jordan,<br />

Syria, Iraq, Lebanon<br />

and Turkey which has<br />

been done so that<br />

they can support the<br />

Palestiniens and the<br />

Syrian IDPs as well as<br />

the refugees. <br />

Al Fakhoora also has a program called<br />

Dynamic Futures. This proposes higher<br />

scholarships for marginalised youth which<br />

is done <strong>with</strong> a wholesome scholarship.<br />

Looking ahead, in the next 5 years, the<br />

Dynamic Futures program will allow 7,385<br />

refugee students and internally displaced<br />

people <strong>to</strong> have access <strong>to</strong> quality education<br />

that puts attention on civic leadership<br />

development, student services and<br />

economic empowerment.

Why is Al Fakhoora important?<br />


This work is important because of the war and conflict that is being faced. Students<br />

and staff are under constant fear of the shooting and bombings of their school.<br />

People lost their friends and family, got their homes destroyed and gained<br />

psychological trauma. From Gaza, dentistry student Sham Ayman stated that: “The<br />

recent war was even more difficult because it brought us back <strong>to</strong> the atrocities of<br />

2014. We become afraid of loss because we know what it means”. To add on<strong>to</strong> this, a<br />

student called Nada Al Ashi said: “To experience the aggression from <strong>with</strong>in when<br />

you don’t know when the next bomb is coming, was a completely different<br />

experience than reading about the war”. Do you think that it’s fair that these kids<br />

have <strong>to</strong> face this? These statements show that these people have seen and<br />

experienced more than they should have been exposed <strong>to</strong><br />

EAA rebuilt schools in Gaza<br />

Even <strong>with</strong> this danger hanging over their heads, students still feel the need <strong>to</strong><br />

educate themselves. The student Nasser Al-Attar said: “A university degree is a<br />

weapon. When the attacks started, I just wanted <strong>to</strong> take my lap<strong>to</strong>p <strong>with</strong> me – <strong>to</strong><br />

continue my education”. Another example of this is when Wala’ a Jaradah had <strong>to</strong><br />

leave her house and was <strong>to</strong>ld <strong>to</strong> collect her most important things, the first thing that<br />

she thought of was her school books. This shows how important education is <strong>to</strong><br />

these students. As Malala Yousafzai once said, “With guns you can kill terrorists. With<br />

education, you can kill terroism.” <strong>All</strong> of this calls attention <strong>to</strong> the pressing need <strong>to</strong><br />

protect schools and education from attack. This will ensure that every student has<br />

access <strong>to</strong> the right of quality education and can feel safe, secure and protected while<br />


In this poster, Rhea explains why we supported Al Fakhoora. The information is sourced from the <strong>Education</strong> <strong>Above</strong> <strong>All</strong> website




Imagine…<br />

Imagine that your school was <strong>to</strong> call you <strong>to</strong> tell you that you could<br />

not go <strong>to</strong> school for a week <strong>with</strong>out reason or an explanation.What<br />

would you think? What emotions would you feel? What action<br />

would you take? What questions would you ask?<br />

Water is something that we often take for granted and don't realize how<br />

necessary it is whether that be comusing water or using water for<br />

everyday activities such as showering,cleaning,cooking and more.<br />

However they are parts of the world that don't have a enough water or<br />

do not have access <strong>to</strong> clean water this obviously affects their daily lives<br />

but it has a HUGE affect on education<br />

Now imagine, this only happened <strong>to</strong> the girls.<br />

To most people, a proper learning environment and<br />

education (<strong>with</strong> the exception of covid-19) can<br />

include going <strong>to</strong> school daily having restrooms,<br />

lights, wifi and maybe some lap<strong>to</strong>ps and<br />

Macbooks.However they are parts of the world<br />

where these things are not possible or accessible<br />

due <strong>to</strong> warfare and or the environment in which<br />

these children have <strong>to</strong> live in. These fac<strong>to</strong>rs make it<br />

extremely difficult for children in these conditions <strong>to</strong><br />

have a stable education. This is usually due <strong>to</strong> the<br />

environment but in this article I will be focusing on one main<br />

component…<br />

Water.<br />

Would you be able <strong>to</strong><br />

miss 5-7 days of<br />

school a month and<br />

still succeed? The<br />

answer is “no!”<br />

But girls specifically face it harder than most boys do, this is because in<br />

some parts of the world fetching water for the family is seen as a girl’s<br />

job.<br />

Firstly, the condition in which they have <strong>to</strong> travel in<br />

order <strong>to</strong> get the water is often long and tiring.<br />

Some girls in developing countries go six<br />

kilometers per day which is 15 hours per week just<br />

<strong>to</strong> fetch water meaning that instead of going <strong>to</strong><br />

school they will end up going <strong>to</strong> fetch water for<br />

their family. Secondly, even if these girls do end<br />

up going <strong>to</strong> school, the majority of the schools<br />

don't have girls only bathrooms or the bathrooms<br />

have contaminated water and are unhygienic. This creates<br />

embarrassment or disgust by the bathrooms and in the end the girls in<br />

developing countries decide <strong>to</strong> stay home during parts of the month<br />

when they need private facilities.

With this knowledge that we have now, let's put this in<strong>to</strong> perspective. If you were <strong>to</strong> miss five <strong>to</strong> seven days of school each month would you be able<br />

<strong>to</strong> learn properly? The answer is no, this is because you would likely be behind and have <strong>to</strong> catch up <strong>with</strong> homework and schoolwork while also having<br />

<strong>to</strong> continue your day <strong>to</strong> day life. It is absolutely impossible <strong>to</strong> function as a regular student like that, you would not only be overworked and extremely<br />

stressed but you would also be miserable at school because of your lack of understanding of your surroundings. This could lower your self esteem<br />

and could cause you <strong>to</strong> belittle yourself because of something completely natural. <strong>All</strong> of these fac<strong>to</strong>rs against girls in developing countries result in<br />

them skipping school or even completely dropping out of school and never returning. <br />

With this knowledge that we have now, let's put this in<strong>to</strong> perspective. If you were <strong>to</strong> miss five <strong>to</strong> seven days of school each month would you be able<br />

<strong>to</strong> learn properly? The answer is no, this is because you would likely be behind and have <strong>to</strong> catch up <strong>with</strong> homework and schoolwork while also having<br />

<strong>to</strong> continue your day <strong>to</strong> day life. It is absolutely impossible <strong>to</strong> function as a regular student like that, you would not only be overworked and extremely<br />

stressed but you would also be miserable at school because of your lack of understanding of your surroundings. This could lower your self esteem<br />

and could cause you <strong>to</strong> belittle yourself because of something completely natural. <strong>All</strong> of these fac<strong>to</strong>rs against girls in developing countries result in<br />

them skipping school or even completely dropping out of school and never returning. <br />

However, for boys they dont face these fac<strong>to</strong>rs simply due <strong>to</strong> the fact that they don't own uteruses and don't have <strong>to</strong> meet the hygienic needs that girls<br />

do. This creates a huge difference between them which is why one out of two girls drop out of school before they reach puberty <strong>to</strong> avoid<br />

embarrassment. It’s a bit crazy <strong>to</strong> think that if just a few more hygienic bathrooms for girls were added <strong>to</strong> schools in some developing countries the<br />

attendance of girls could increase drastically.<br />

What if I <strong>to</strong>ld you that there's a way for YOU <strong>to</strong> help and make a difference in multiple different children's education especially girls? <br />

There is a foundation called educate a child (EAC) which helps educate children who have been marginalized or discriminated against for numerous<br />

reasons we have found a quote that supports this “Children in poverty; those who face social or cultural barriers <strong>to</strong> education; and those in crisis and<br />

conflict-affected environments” this quote from the organization itself states the cause they are targeting and <strong>to</strong> the type of children specifically. <br />

Since the beginning of EAC’s project they have started seventy four projects in fifty one different countries worldwide. EAC has also managed <strong>to</strong> enroll<br />

more than 9.2 million school children in<strong>to</strong> school. EAC and its partners are currently working hard <strong>to</strong> educate 10 million children and give them full<br />

access <strong>to</strong> the quality education that they deserve<br />

, for boys they dont face these fac<strong>to</strong>rs simply due <strong>to</strong> the fact that they don't own uteruses and don't have <strong>to</strong> meet the hygienic needs that girls do. This<br />

creates a huge difference between them which is why one out of two girls drop out of school before they reach puberty <strong>to</strong> avoid embarrassment. It’s a<br />

bit crazy <strong>to</strong> think that if just a few more hygienic bathrooms for girls were added <strong>to</strong> schools in some developing countries the attendance of girls could<br />

increase drastically.

After reading this article we hope that you realize how<br />

privileged you are and the amount of power you hold <strong>with</strong><br />

your privilege and the amount of lives that could be changed<br />

for the better and have an ever lasting effect on them in an<br />

instant. Now that's definitely something <strong>to</strong> think about the next<br />

time you leave your tap running for more than ten minutes…...<br />

For those of us that do go <strong>to</strong> school, some people think<br />

that staying home is like vacation, but try spending a day<br />

in their shoes. Over 258 million kids can’t go <strong>to</strong> school<br />

because of conflicts or because they are in war zones.<br />

Over 129 million girls can’t go <strong>to</strong> school because of<br />

countries and communities. Poor families often favor<br />

boys when investing in education. In some places,<br />

schools do not meet the safety, hygiene, or sanitation<br />

needs of girls. So think of all the 258 million kids that<br />

can’t go <strong>to</strong> school, but they would be so excited <strong>to</strong> go <strong>to</strong><br />

school and have a good education.<br />

So if you are like me, you have the money <strong>to</strong> go <strong>to</strong> school,<br />

and the schools are all well equipped, take a second and<br />

think about the kids that have nothing and tell yourself<br />

that you are lucky… you are very lucky! - Alex


A very special thank you <strong>to</strong> everyone who<br />

supported our learners as part of their journey of<br />

empathy.<br />

The Languarge Arts and library teachers supported<br />

the read-a-thon. Ms Vik<strong>to</strong>ria Gabor allowed<br />

interviews and supported Max <strong>with</strong> his article.<br />

Homeroom teachers looked after donation boxes.<br />

Mr Matthew Bradley and Mrs Vladana Ebilji<br />

attended the ROTA Empower conference.<br />

Lastly, a big thank you <strong>to</strong> our school leadership<br />

team for their support <strong>with</strong> acquiring the RACA<br />

licenses.<br />

And, of course, a massive thank you <strong>to</strong> students<br />

and parents.<br />

We hope you have enjoyed our publication.<br />

Lastly, all information was sourced from <strong>Education</strong><br />

<strong>Above</strong> <strong>All</strong> websites and the UNICEF webpage.

Citations<br />

https://educationaboveall.org/#!/news/eaa-amplifies-the-voices-of-studentsfrom-gaza<br />

<br />

https://educationaboveall.org/#!/programme/al -fakhoora <br />


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