Location: Damascus, Syria
Since 2013 DDG has conducted a ERW Risk Education project alongside the Syrian Ministry of Education (MoE). Through risk education the DDG hope to raise awareness and encourage safe behaviour, particularly for children who are made further vulnerable due to their curiosity and lack of experience.
To ensure this knowledge reaches children they have begun a train the trainers program to train school teachers from the most affected areas of the most impacted governorates – Aleppo, Daraa, Raqqa, Hasaka, Homs, Hama, Damascus.
Awareness materials such as note-books, T-shirts, leaflets and posters are to be distributed to schools with safety messages to increase awareness further and act as training aids.
This profile is part of AOAV’s investigation into counter-IED (C-IED) actors around the globe. To see the list of all C-IED actors recorded by AOAV, see here. To see those engaged in the Middle East, the Sahel, North Africa or other highly impacted countries please see here, here, here, and here respectively. This research was made possible by funding from the NATO Counter Improvised Explosive Devices Centre of Excellence (C-IED COE). To read the full report, ‘Addressing the threat posed by IEDs: National, Regional and Global Initiatives’, see here.
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