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Education and Protection for Syrians in Jordan – JOR938

Since the onset of the Syria crisis in 2011, more than 1.3 million Syrians have settled in Jordan (14% of Jordan’s population). The protracted nature of the crisis has caused a tremendous strain on public resources (such as infrastructure, education and health), has deepened poverty levels (85% of refugees are below the poverty line), and it has increased the existing needs and vulnerabilities of community members, particularly in terms of protection and livelihood.

Jordan’s provision of free access to public schools to Syrian children has increased the pressure on primary schools in intake areas. The Ministy of Education opened afternoon shifts in schools to accommodate new learners, resulting in fewer instruction hours, longer working hours for teachers and overcrowded classrooms. At the time of the assessment, 52% of families reported their children, under 18, do not attend school. 11% are employed, predominantly boys (85%), 35% still go to school and 16% have married children 15 years of age, on average, primarily due to the existing cultural norms and financial pressures. Other coping mechanisms include reduction of food consumption (72.7%) and engaging in exploitative employment practices exposing women, boys and girls to protection risks.


Enhanced protection and resilience through improved access to education and livelihood opportunities for the most vulnerable refugees and host community members in Jordan

Expected Results

ER 1. Enhanced educational opportunities for Syrian and Jordanian children at risk of child labor and early / child marriage

ER 2. Increased protection for Syrian and Jordanian community members through psychosocial and peer-to-peer activities

ER 3. Improved access to and participation in the labour market for vulnerable refugees and host Jordanians, especially women

Main Activities

  • Identify and select CCPE beneficiaries
  • Distribute conditional cash to CCPE beneficiaries during 10 months of the scholastic year
  • Follow up with schools and families on CCPE beneficiaries‘ school attendance and academic progress
  • Conduct Case Management sessions with beneficiaries to determine their needs, risks and vulnerabilities
  • Identify and select beneficiaries participating in PS activities
  • Conduct PS activities for beneficiaries to help support their well-being and increase positive coping mechanisms
  • Identify and select beneficiaries participating in peer-to-peer activities
  • Conduct peer-to-peer group activities
  • Continuous monitoring of PS and peer-to-peer group activities
  • Identify and select beneficiaries aiming to increase their business development skills.
  • Conduct capacity building activities in small business development for beneficiaries to help them start up and manage a small or home business.
  • Identify and select beneficiaries, who will receive grants to help them develop their businesses
  • Distribute grants to burgeoning entrepreneurs.
  • Provide assistance to beneficiaries seeking to obtain work permits


Target group/beneficiaries

Direct beneficiaries: 2,383 persons (70% Syrians and 30% host community members)
Indirect beneficiaries: 11,439 persons (the number is calculated by multiplying the number of direct beneficiaries by 4.8, or the size of average HH)


Governorates Amman, Mafraq, Irbid and Zarqa (including Azraq town)


01.05.2019 – 30.06.2020


EUR 1.055.000

This project contributes to the following sustainable development goals (SDGs):