USAID renovates several schools in North and East Syria

NORTH AND EAST SYRIA — In an effort to support education in North and East Syria as the new academic year begins, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has funded the renovation of several schools in the region.

“This week, more than 1,000 children in North and East Syria have returned to their schools for the first time in years,” USAID declared via Twitter. “USAID has rehabilitated multiple schools for the Yezidis and other communities across the northeast to help ensure that children receive education.”

Spokesperson for the U.S.-led International Coalition Col. Wayne Marotto welcomed the announcement, saying, “Investing in education at all levels is critical to achieving stability and lasting peace in North and East Syria.”