After more than nine years of conflict and an increasingly deteriorating situation for Syrians living in the north west provinces, education and employment remain two of the sectors with the greatest needs, and improving youth skills is a priority for Syria’s younger generations.
Mahmoud, like many young men in north west Syria faces unemployment. Despite repeated displacement due to the conflict disrupting his education, he graduated from university in 2019.
However, with a growing lack of jobs for young people in north west Syria, Mahmoud soon found himself unemployed.
Whilst volunteering, Mahmoud enrolled at the local Darna Centre, an education and life skills centre, run by a Christian Aid partner and funded by the European Union, to improve his IT, project management, English and communication skills.
We recognise that young people in Syria are particularly at risk of becoming a lost generation. To tackle this, to date, we have reached over 547 young people providing skills and education, a flicker of normality for young people engulfed in a crisis.Find out more about our work in Syria