Invisible Barriers: Factors Influencing Syrian Refugee Youth in Continuing their Education in Lebanon
About the Project
A study conducted in collaboration with Jusoor organization to support it in understanding the factors that affect Syrian students' performance in grade 9 exams (brevet) and the barriers and challenges that they face sitting for the Brevet Exams.
This research probes into the challenges faced by Syrian refugees after finishing the 9th grade, as it is usually a critical turning point for students enrolled in the Lebanese education system. It follows a mixed-method approach comprising quantitative and qualitative instruments to investigate the factors that support Syrian refugee students’ ability to continue their education as well as the factors that might hinder their educational outcome. The study revealed that most students, while coming from a humble background, valued education and received support from their parents to continue their education. Moreover, most students received remedial and language support from NGOs, which supported them in continuing their education. The majority of students prioritized education over marriage and work, and only sought work to gather money for university or pay off their tuition fees.