Only a fraction of refugees in Jordan go on to graduate from secondary school – just 4.8%.
Through a major donation from the Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund, Relief International will provide remedial education for 700 Syrian refugee students in Jordan’s Azraq camp. This program will expand Relief International’s remedial education program to include students in grades 8 and 9 for the 2019/2020 school year.
Since 2013, Relief International has been a leading actor in Jordan working to improve education outcomes for Syrian refugee children and youth in Za’atari and Azraq Camps. The organization’s teaching staff, the majority of whom are Syrian refugees themselves, are known as the “changemakers” in the camps – a title bestowed by the dozens of youth we’ve helped graduate high school, receive scholarships, and get one step closer to dreams that seemed unattainable not that long ago.
Relief International’s program will be closely coordinated with the Jordanian Ministry of Education, and will include our signature Tawjihi exam prep course, language support, and student counselling. In addition, we will provide care at our Early Childhood Development center for at least 90 children under the age of 5 who belong to young mothers and other caregivers such as older siblings who are enrolled in our remedial education program, ensuring that these students will be able to complete their education while their children receive high-quality care.
The reach of this project extends far beyond the students enrolled in the program. The households of the students and the overall community in Azraq Camp will also benefit from lower school drop-out rates and children and youth whose solid educational foundation positions them to more meaningfully contribute to their society.
JORDAN — Azraq Camp