Emergency Education Response to Syrian Refugees in Jordan

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Youth training in Za’atari

The UNESCO Amman Office is implementing a 4.3 million Euro project funded by the EU to sustain quality education and promote skills development opportunities for young Syrian refugees and young Jordanians impacted by the humanitarian crisis. This project aims to address the challenges posed by the escalating influx of Syrian refugees on the quality of education in Jordan and strengthen the future employment prospects of displaced Syrian youth.

Main Activities:

  • Address qualified teachers’ gap by building the capacities of Jordanian teachers in pedagogical and mentoring strategies in emergency situations.
  • Offer demand-driven informal and non-formal education programmes and vocational skills development opportunities for Syrian youth inside the refugee camps and for Jordanian and Syrian youth in urban areas.

Target Groups:

By promoting the quality of teaching in schools with mixed populations of Syrian and Jordanian children, this project aims to benefit displaced Syrian children as well as Jordanian children attending schools overstrained by the influx of Syrian students. Jordanian teachers, school supervisors and principals will also benefit from the trainings with upgraded skills and strategies for teaching based on internationally recognized standards for education in emergency and post-conflict situations as provided by the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) Minimum Standards.

The youth skills development component to this project will benefit Syrian youth residing in both Za’atri refugee camp and in urban areas in addition to Jordanian youth in urban areas who have limited opportunities for schooling, recreation, mentoring and skills development training.

The overall project aims to support the Government of Jordan as it struggles to address the needs of the increasing flows of Syrian refugees and overburdened host communities. Through building the capacity of the Ministry of Education, its teachers, and other education professionals, this project promotes long-term support to Jordan’s efforts to host Syrian refugees while maintaining quality education for all.

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