According to UNICEF, “The situation of Yemen’s education sector is daunting. Out of 7M school-aged children, over 2M children are already out of school. School infrastructure is badly damaged and learning materials are in short supply. One in five schools in Yemen can no longer be used because they are damaged or being used in the fighting or to shelter displaced families.
The Yemen Relief and Reconstruction Foundation aims to support the needs of Yemeni children by distributing school supplies and school bags to families who cannot afford them. In 2019, we reached 2,300 children, in regions ranging from the highlands of Hajjah to the seashores of Hudaydah and Al-Jawf and Saada areas with active fighting. Due to the economic hardship Yemen is experiencing, school textbooks are sent in PDF format so that families can print them for their children. However, since the majority of families can’t afford to print, in 2020, the foundation will continue providing school bags and supplies and printed textbooks for children who can’t afford to print them.