Amal for Education has created a community centre with educational vocation in Kilis (Turkey) at the border with Syria. The centre is called “Bait Al Amal بيت الامل” (the home of hope) where hundreds of extremely poor refugee families live in difficult conditions.

The Educational Centre Bayt al Amal is meant to be a centre for social life and learning for Syrian refugees living in the area in Kilis, Turkey at the border  with Syria. “Not one less” is its motto, meaning that no one, child or adult, woman or man, can be left behind without acquiring basic literacy skills and developing its own learning potential.

Bait Al Amal has renovated the building and built two floors. Bait al Amal was inaugurated March 30th 2015. In October 2015 a new wing has been added to Bayt al Amal in order to cope to the large number of students.

Bayt Al Amal is entirely funded and managed by Amal for Education and all its personnel is made by Syrian refugees.

It serves about 350 syrian refugees, children and adults, with literacy classes, catch-up classes, Turkish and English language and other activities as training for teachers and also recreatinal activities such as art, music and theatre.

The population of this area, coming from months in a spontaneous refugee camp is among the weakest of Syrian refugees. Many adults, women and men, are illiterate and were employed in agriculture and humble jobs in Syria. The children have not attended school for almost 4 years. Most 14 years old cannot read and write. Many families do not send their children to school because of need. About 4.000 Syrian children in Kilis are out of school among the registered refugees, only a part of the actual reality.

Educational activities are focused on linguistic and literacy as a central priority key to the access to a full social participation of Syrian refugees to life in the condition of displacement. Arabic literacy to adult women and men and also to children from the age of 10 onwards is the core of the activities. But are also freely offered courses in Turkish language, English,  basic mathematics and counting for adults, seminars on different aspects of daily life, reading promotion activities and educational/recreational activities for children and adults such as art/drawing/painting, songs (arabic, english), reading and storytelling, calligraphy, seminars for the education of language teachers, educational videos, arabic film projections.

But also workshops and meetings aimed at the empowerment of women refugees on a personal and social level: employment, welfare, education, health and other governmental and non-governmental bodies, Turkish culture and integration promotion.

We aim at both providing education and givin work and also training opportunities to young Syrian refugees with a university degree.

If you are interested in supporting Bayt Al Amal write to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We welcome ideas and collaboration.


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