Since the crisis in Syria erupted in March 2011, over 600,000 refugees have fled to neighbouring Jordan.
There are 220,000 school-aged Syrian refugee children, and nearly half of them are unable to attend school.Read the stories
Since the crisis in Syria erupted in March 2011, over 600,000 refugees have fled to neighbouring Jordan. 85% of these refugees are residing outside of refugee camps which is putting a massive strain on local communities. These out-of-camp populations are particularly vulnerable as they have difficulty accessing humanitarian support and struggle on little to no income to support themselves and their families. Syrian families have experienced trauma due to conflict and displacement, and are struggling to cope in Jordan.
All Syrian refugee children in Jordan have had their education interrupted to some extent due to conflict and displacement. There are over 220,000 school-aged Syrian refugee children registered in Jordan, but almost half of these children are not in school. There is a profound need to provide learning opportunities for children who have missed months and sometimes years of schooling to enable them to re-enter the formal schooling system and for refugee children who are enrolled in school but have fallen behind. Urgent action needs to be taken to address this crisis and avoid a lost generation.
War Child is currently implementing programming for out-of-camp, urban refugees and vulnerable Jordanians in East Amman. Amman hosts the highest number of refugees in the country.
Since the crisis in Syria erupted in March 2011 over 600,000 refugees have fled to neighbouring Jordan.
In partnership with local, community-based organizations, War Child is establishing safe spaces to provide informal education and recreational activities for children to enhance their well being. War Child is also offering legal awareness sessions, life skills training and psychosocial support for women and men, and childcare support during these sessions for children of participants.
In partnership with the Ministry of Education in Jordan, War Child will create parent-teacher associations in order to mobilize parents and teachers on the issues of access to education and school drop-out prevention, particularly for girls. This will build the capacity and skills of parents and teachers to improve the quality of education and the learning outcomes of children, as well as promoting social cohesion between Syrian refugees and Jordanian host communities.
There are over 220,000 school-aged Syrian refugee children registered in Jordan but almost half of these children are not in school.
War Child will also provide quality formal catch-up education opportunities for Syrian refugees and Jordanian children, with a specific focus on girls. This approach to catch-up learning and community-based education uses War Child’s non-formal education programming methodology, which targets displaced children and youth in conflict or displacement areas. The methodology has a proven track record in countries such as Sudan and Afghanistan.Donate
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