Following the nationalization of the country's schools, imposed in 1928, the Salesians do not have formal education centers in Syria. This is why this project is particularly important and is also supported with conviction by the Salesian Mission Office in Madrid.
Since last March 25, thanks to the project, young people have benefitted from an initiative that offers them the opportunity to enroll in a wide variety of technical and vocational training courses, mainly related to the learning of Information Technology and English, while another 20 young people have received financial support to obtain their school certificates and attend university.
In total, therefore, the initiative has successfully supported 45 young Syrians in developing their personal and technical skills, through professional courses and academic studies, increasing their chances of finding a job and earning income to support themselves and their families.
Another 6 people have received support through the supply of equipment and tools to start or develop an activity or firm in various small business sectors - such as hairdressers, restaurateurs, pastry chefs ...
The Salesians of Damascus monitor the beneficiaries monthly and foster their awareness of the significance and relevance of this program: a long-term investment on them and on the future of young Syrians.
Source: Misiones Salesianas