UNRWA Offering a Safe Future for Palestinian Students from Syria in Jordan
22 May 2014
As of May 2014, over 2,150 refugee children from Syria currently continue their education in the 173 UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) schools across Jordan. School helps maintain a modicum of normalcy in their lives, instil a sense of hope and equip these vulnerable children with the skills they will need to live happy and productive lives. Children from Syria are integrated in regular classes and follow the Jordanian curriculum.
The United States (Bureau for Population, Refugees and Migration of the Department of State), Kuwait, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, the Educate a Child Foundation (Qatar) and UNICEF have provided generous support to UNRWA to hire 57 teachers and 4 counsellors, procure thousands of textbooks and school furniture, and organize psychosocial and recreational activities.
The UNRWA Amir Hasan Girls School #1 and Nuzha Preparatory Girls School #2 host high volumes of refugee students from Syria and demonstrate a coping model that is admired and adopted in other UNRWA schools across Jordan.