Literacy and life skills assessment of Syrian youth
UNESCO Office Beirut and Regional Bureau for Education in the Arab States
The Syrian crisis has caused disruptions to children’s and youth’s education for over a decade. The COVID-19 pandemic, with the related school closures, has added an additional burden to the existing situation, impacting learning outcomes worldwide. Assessing the status of Syrian youth’s competencies in literacy, numeracy and life skills, is essential in order to plan and implement better programmes to help them catch up on their learning losses. The ultimate goal is to support them to be able to go back into the main education streams or provide them with basic skills to cope with daily needs in their personal and professional environments. The ‘Literacy and Life Skills Assessment of Syrian Youth’ (LLASY) study measures Syrian youth’s current literacy and numeracy levels and their life skills in terms of certain minimum proficiency levels.