The protracted crisis in Syria has a severe impact on the schooling system throughout the country,
with large numbers of Syrian children unable to access their right to education. According to the 2014
Syrian Arab Republic Humanitarian Assistance Response Plan (SHARP), there are 3.9 million of
people in need (age between 3 to 17 years old) within the education sector, including 1.1 million boys
and girls which are out of school and an additional 1.26 million children are enrolled but do not attend
or attend school irregularly. The overarching objective of the education sector response is to ensure
the continuation of education for children who are still in school and to facilitate the return to education for those who have dropped out.