Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund and UNICEF Jordan today organized a live tour of the education camps in Jordan for selected guests and stakeholders at the DP World Pavilion, Al Forsan District, Expo2020 Dubai.
Titled ‘Live from The Field: Supporting the Vulnerable Youth in Jordan,’ the audience were taken on an immersive virtual experience, touring two Makani Centers located in Zaatari Syrian Refugee Camp and East Amman, allowing them to interact with resident children and youth, as well as center leads and coordinators.
Dr Sonia Ben Jaafar – CEO Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education, Carla Haddad – Director of Private Fundraising & Partnerships Division, UNICEF, and Tanya Chapuisat – UNICEF Jordan Representative discussed the partnership impact between UNICEF Jordan and the Refugee Education Fund that makes remedial education, life skills, and child protection services accessible through the Makani Centres in refugee camps as well as host communities.
The Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund set up in 2018 supports high-impact education programs at the secondary, vocational, and tertiary levels of education for refugee youth in Jordan and Lebanon. The grants provided by the fund will also support children of families who due to wars and disasters in their home countries, temporarily reside in the UAE but are unable to afford school fees. Since its establishment, the fund has helped over 47,000+ vulnerable youth, of which 50% of graduates are now employed.