Education in Emergencies
The Power of Education in Emergencies
As well as enabling children to continue their learning, Education in Emergencies (EiE) helps them adapt to new environments, form community connections, and develop critical life skills.
Because being out of school due to an emergency situation leaves crisis-affected children more vulnerable to circumstances such as child labor, child marriage, recruitment into armed groups, and food and water insecurity, education offers children much-needed stability and a return to normalcy, and promotes psychosocial wellbeing. Following a traumatic event, being back in a learning environment provides children with a sense of structure and routine, access to potentially life-saving information, and a safe place to play, learn, and heal.
When crisis-affected children are in school, entire communities benefit—getting children back into learning offers a better chance to break cycles of conflict and contributes towards establishing peace and restoring communities.
EiE Stories From Across the Network
Explore some examples of how teachers and alumni of Teach For All network partners are supporting children in crisis-affected contexts.
Network Alumni Working in EiE
Informed by their experience in the classroom, alumni of many Teach For All partners pursue careers supporting children and communities in emergency contexts.