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Associated Schools Project (ASPnet)
UNESCO Amman is entrusted with the regional responsibility of coordinating, planning and implementing the UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet) programme in the region. The ASPnet is a vehicle to promote themes of quality education which in Jordan include human rights, world heritage education, desertification, water and environmental issues, HIV/AIDS and inclusive education. In Jordan there are currently more than100 ASPnet schools.
The following activities were implemented by UNESCO Amman for the ASPnet programme in partnership with the Ministry of Education, the Higher Council for the Affairs of Persons with Disabilities, Yarmouk and Hussein bin Talal University:
- ASPnet educational resource materials, newsletters and manuals in different thematic areas were produced in Arabic and distributed to ASPnet schools, ASPnet national coordinators and Ministries of Education in the region.
- The Arabic version of the World Heritage Education Kit was distributed to over 500 ASPnet schools in the Arab region.
- The World Heritage in Young Hands Kit in Arabic was distributed to Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt, Syria, the Palestinian Authority, Iraq, Yemen, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Mauritania, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), as well as to ALECSO, ISESCO, and NGOs and UNESCO field offices in the region.
- A link was created between four ASPnet schools in Jordan and four schools in Denmark, in the field of World Heritage Education. · National capacity building workshops for ASPnet teachers and coordinators were held.
- Following a courtesy visit of the Life-Link programme coordinator from Sweden, UNESCO Amman established a partnership with the NGO Life-Link from Sweden. Several regional Life-Link-ASPnet workshops were held.