Emergency pre-school education for Syrian children

Over the last year we've been working to improve pre-school education for Syrian refugees living in Jordan.

Our Education Advisor, Dr Ziad Twissi has worked closely with the Ministry of Education to develop a special curriculum for refugee children who are living in camps or host communities.  

This specially-designed curriculum has now been successfully running for a year and helps refugee children to gain vital literacy and numeracy skills. 

One of theECCD centres where we provide pre-school education for Syrian children in Jordan.

I spent the last two weeks in Jordan where I visited some of our pre-school centres. 

It was amazing to see so many children able to access education in spite of the difficulties of their living situations. 

I'm really excited that we're now expanding our curriculum and education model to another 3 camps, where we'll be able to provide early years education to 1,350 children per year. 

Now it's time to develop our education work even further, expanding it to the other countries we work in. 

We're hoping to adapt the curriculum for emergency contexts, so that children aren't without a vital education in a crisis. 

We're also planning to train parents to support their children's education after they've completed the War Child curriculum. 

I can't wait to see this work progress, and for more children in conflict across the world to get back to school. 

About the author:

Claas Beecken is our Regional Programme Officer for the Middle East and Asia. 

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