- Country: Jordan
- Date: Jun 2018 - May 2020
- Program Type: Education in Emergencies
- Partner: Lamsa FZ LLC, Plan International Canada, Ustad Mobile
The program focuses on pre-primary education and seeks to provide Early Childhood Care and Development (ECCD) services for Syrian Refugee children as well as children from host communities. Over a period of two years, the program proposes a broad plan to ensure that 4,000 boys and girls, between the ages of 5 and 6, in 3 governorates in Jordan - including the Azraq Refugee Camp - are adequately prepared for Grade 1 formal education. The program also aims to increase access to kindergartens (KGs) by mobilizing and encouraging 2,000 parents to enroll their children, while supporting the expansion of KG classrooms to accommodate these new children. Furthermore, the program is set to support children who are already enrolled by improving the quality of established KGs through comprehensive teacher training programs and additional psychosocial support for the most vulnerable children. Finally, for children who have neither KG experience nor access to the KG program, 80 ‘School Readiness Programs’ will be established to offer them an accelerated learning program that aims to prepare them for a smooth transition to Grade 1. A total of 18 trainers and 160 teachers will be involved, reaching an additional 10,000 indirect beneficiaries within the community. This program integrates an Educational Technology (EdTech) pilot associated with the Dubai Future Accelerators (DFA) program. This solution makes use of existing mobile devices to support parents and children at home with structured development activities, as well as teachers with in-service training and learning material available from their mobile phone.
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