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Needs assessment of Hatay’s temporary education centers for Syrians under temporary protection


Prior to the assessment, Save the Children staff received training in data collection methods. Teams consisting of at least one Turkish and one Arabic speaker visited each TEC to gather information from Turkish coordinators appointed by MoNE. The Turkish coordinators served as primary informants regarding the conditions of the centers, and information they provided was input into an electronic survey designed by Save the Children’s monitoring, evaluation, accountability and learning (MEAL) team, which provides our primary data. The surveys were loaded onto tablets using KoBoToolbox, allowing for online and offline data collection. Information was corroborated through direct observation of the sites, and through conversations with the Syrian principals.

Data were collected on items that could indicate particular needs or vulnerabilities, including physical infrastructure and space, characteristics of the student body and teaching staff, transportation, crowding, material resources, WASH issues, and financial management. Additional information was collected on factors that could influence future programming decisions, such as proximity to a Turkish school, and the nature of any additional space available in the TEC

Key findings: 

Sixty-nine TECs are currently registered with the PDNE in 12 districts of Hatay Province. Of these, 65 are included in this analysis. Four TECs have been excluded from the analysis and vulnerability ranking because they are currently in the process of relocating, and information on new facilities is unavailable. These centers are Narlıca Recep Tayyip Erdoğan Okulu 2, Süleymaniye Geçici Eğitim Merkezi, Dörtyol Ortaokulu, and Beyaz Güvercin. While Muslim Care Okulu is registered as a single center, direct observation noted it is based at three different sites in Reyhanlı district, all with distinct needs and resources. Therefore, Muslim Care Okulu is considered as three separate centers in this analysis, bringing the total number of TECs considered to 67.

Assessment Report: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Questionnaire: 
Publicly Available
Assessment Data: 
Not Available
Assessment Date(s): 
13 Oct 2015

Level of Representation

Report completed
Collection Method(s): 
Key Informant Interview
Population Type(s): 
All affected population
Leading/Coordinating Organization(s): 
Save The Children
Other location: 
Syria, Hatay
Needs Assessment