Sustaining Quality Education and Promoting Skills Development opportunities for Young Syrian Refugees in Jordan

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WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Through the Youth Mentoring Project Sustaining Quality Education and Promoting Skills Development opportunities for Young Syrian Refugees in Jordan, the UNESCO Amman Office provides support to the Jordanian Authorities to mitigate the impact of the Syrian humanitarian crisis.

Aeras of focus:

  • Promoting access to informal education (IFE)non-formal education (NFE) and life skills for Syrian refugee children and Jordanian youth;
  • Enhancing the capacity of teachers and Ministry of Education trainers to sustain the quality delivered to Syrian refugee and Jordanian students;
  • Strengthening the response capacity of the Ministry of Education in times of emergencies by providing tools to address data and information gaps.

Outcomes:

By promoting the quality of teaching in schools with mixed populations of Syrian and Jordanian children, this project benefits displaced Syrian children as well as Jordanian children attending presently overstrained schools. Jordanian teachers, school supervisors and principals are benefiting from the trainings with upgraded skills and strategies for teaching based on internationally recognized standards for education in emergencies and post-conflict.

‘I needed to help the children as they were not receiving any education.’

-Mahmoud, professor engaged through the UNESCO project.

The youth skills development component benefits Syrian youth residing in both Za’atari refugee camp and in urban areas in addition to Jordanian youth living in urban areas with limited opportunities for schooling, recreation, mentoring and skills development training.

 

Timeline

2013 -2016

95% Complete

 

  THE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS

The Youth Mentoring Project contributes to SDG 4 through:

  • Providing young Syrians and vulnerable Jordanians access to educational opportunities including skills development, life skills and informal education;
  • Improving education quality through teacher training.

 

Funding

This project is funded by the European Union's Directorate-General for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations (DG NEAR).

 

Additional resources

ACTIVITIES AND NEWSLETTERS

Newsletter June-July 2015

Training held for Youth Mentors and NFE Facilitators 2014

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