Rapid Need Assessment of The Psychosocial Needs of Public Schools in Lebanon 2016

Commissioned by Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) , the Centre for the Lebanese Studies conducted a rapid needs assessment of the psycho-social needs of public schools in Lebanon. The assessment aimed at enhancing the understanding of GIZ of the circumstances and context in which the project team will work in their three year project “Tackling the causes of displacement, reintegrating refugees’. The project aimed at improving psychosocial support for school children and their parents in addition to school staff. Before commencing with the study, a literature review was conducted on available research on the psychosocial needs of Syrian refugees in general and children enrolled in education. In order to investigate the research questions, the study adopted both quantitative and qualitative instruments. 126 students were surveyed and 49, 10 principals, 8 teachers, 32 parents and 2 counsellors were interviewed.