About UNICEF Jordan
Today, UNICEF works in 190 countries to protect the rights of every child. UNICEF has worked for over 70 years to improve the lives of children and their families. It launched its operations in Jordan in 1952, and has supported national efforts in realizing the rights of children, with a particular focus on the most vulnerable. Education for children has long been a pillar and focus of UNICEF’s efforts in Jordan.
To enhance access to education, social protection and engagement, the project supports over 9,000 refugee and vulnerable children and youth aged 13+. Through supporting 15 Makani Centres, these after school centres are located in both refugee camps and host communities. Students who come to the Makani Centres are either at risk of dropping out-of-school or currently out-of-school. The project provides them with academic learning support, life skills, social innovation and other activities such as arts and music. With an overall goal of increasing students transition and retention in formal education.