10.10.2013 - UNESCO Office in Amman

UNESCO Amman Office donates computers and over 300 books to support children’s education in the Za’atari Refugee Camp.

The UNESCO-Amman office is pleased to announce the donation of computers and over 300 books to its Implementing Partner, namely Questscope, a Jordanian NGO. The nature of the books ranges from storybooks, to biographies of great Arabs in history, to literary classics.

The donation comes in response to repetitive demands during field visits of UNESCO Officials by beneficiary children and facilitators of the EU-Funded project being coordinated by UNESCO on Non-Formal and Informal Education and Mentoring in Amman, Mafraq, Zarqa and the Za’atari refugee camp.

During these visits, facilitators, case managers, mentors, mentees and students unanimously emphasized their needs for reading books so that they may setup a library, and for computers so that all beneficiaries at each center can better take advantage of the basic computer literacy classes that the project provides. Especially in the Za’atari refugee camp, children and young adults rarely have the opportunity to access reading materials in the Arabic language.

UNESCO donated materials so that they may be used to promote a culture of intellectual discovery, reading for pleasure, and enjoyment of learning within the Non-formal Education, Informal Education and Mentoring programs for Syrian refugees and out-of-school Jordanians.

UNESCO’s activities in the Education Sector include a country-wide 4.3 million Euro project titled “Sustaining Quality Education and Promoting Skills Development Opportunities for Young Syrian Refugees in Jordan”. The project is funded by the EU and coordinated by the UNESCO Amman Office.

Read more about the project here

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