Back to the Future school project

A protective and nurturing environment to increase access to school, inclusion and retention for children impacted by the Syrian Crisis in Lebanon and vulnerable Lebanese

Back to the Future

Back to the Future school project

Who we are

“Back to the Future” project promotes enrollment and improves retention in formal education, for refugee and vulnerable children from local communities. It also enhances the learning environment by upgrading school buildings. The project supports formal and non-formal activities for pre-school and school-aged children (three to seventeen years old).

Back to the Future school project

Phase 1: December 2016 – June 2019

School readiness, inclusion and retention for child victims of the Syrian crisis in Lebanon and Jordan.

Over a three-year period (2016-2019), the project ‘Back to the Future’ has provided educational support for 21,700 local vulnerable and refugee children, and ensured the upgrading of 22 public schools across Lebanon and Jordan.

Back to the Future school project

Phase 2: June 2019 – June 2021

A protective and nurturing environment to increase access to School, inclusion and retention for Children impacted by the Syrian Crisis in Lebanon and vulnerable Lebanese.

Over two years (2019-2021), the project ‘Back to the Future’ aims at providing a protective and nurturing environment for over 16,955 local vulnerable and refugee children, ensuring extracurricular activities for 5,380 children, and referring 350 children to formal education. In addition, it will be upgrading 18 public schools across Lebanon and fostering community engagement, by addressing 4,245 caregivers on matters such as educational activities and child protection.

Project in two countries:

Lebanon – Jordan

Locations of our educational activities:

In our ‘Back to the Future’ educational centers we provide (see map):

  • Community-based early childhood education (CB-ECE)
  • Basic literacy and numeracy (BLN)
  • Foreign language course (FLC)
  • Homework support (HWS)

At governmental schools, we support children enrolled in schools with remedial classes, homework support and foreign language classes (BLN, HWS and FLC). In our own educational centers, we support children enrolled and not yet enrolled in schools with classes (CB-ECE, BLN, FLC and HWS). 

Back to the Future school project

All children have the right to an education

This project is funded by the EU Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian Crisis – the ʻMadad Fundʼ – and is implemented by AVSI, War Child Holland, Terre des Hommes Italia and Terre des Hommes Netherlands.

A project in collaboration run by