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Jordan: Education and Protection for Syrians and vulnerable Jordanians Phase II – JOR943

More than 745,000 registered Syrian, Iraqi, and other refugees and asylum seekers currently reside in Jordan. The vast majority fled war in Syria and live in urban areas. Most Syrian refugees do not think it will ever be possible to return home. Without the security, protection, funds, and infrastructure needed to return, Syrian refugees remain marginalized in Jordan. There they are exposed to protection threats related to the lack of income generating opportunities and the restrictions imposed on their ability to earn a living, inability to access education and shelter, and gender based violence (GBV).

The COVID-19 pandemic has deteriorated an already precarious situation and is likely to disproportionately affect women and girls, with adverse effects on their education, food security and nutrition, health, livelihoods, and protection—even with long-lasting effects.

Unemployment rates are high, and child labour continues to be a main coping mechainsm for struggling families. Syriens are particulary vulnarable with almost half of Syrian girls and boys out of school.

Overall Objective
  • Foster resilience and protection of Syrian refugees and host community members in Amman, Mafraq, Irbid, and Zarqa.
  • Increase the protection of refugee and Jordanian girls and boys from GBV and child protection risks.

 

Specific Objective

1) Increased access to education for children who are at risk of or have already dropped out of school due to their engagement in the labour market or early/ child marriage.

2) Improve the access of Syrian refugee households to assistance information and protection services through the Case Management service.

3) Improve the mental health and emotional wellbeing of Syrian refugees and Jordanians.

4) Improve the emotional well-being of CARE’s front line employees to avoid their burnout.

Expected Results

ER 1: Reduced protection risks and vulnerability of Syrian and Jordanian children.

ER 2: Positive coping mechanisms and protection for the most vulnerable Syrian refugee and Jordanian beneficiaries in governorates of Amman, Irbid, Mafraq and Zarqa have been strengthened.

ER 3: CARE’s front-line employees improved their self-care awareness and stress management skills that are important to avoid burnout.

Main Activities
  • Identify and select conditional cash for protection and education (CCPE) beneficiaries.
  • Distribute conditional cash assistance to CCPE beneficiaries for 5 months during the scholastic year.
  • Follow up with schools and caregivers on students‘ attendance to school and academic performance.
  • Conduct Case Management sessions for targeted households to determine their needs, risks, and vulnerabilities.
  • Design the referral plan and conduct the internal and external referrals.
  • Identify and select the participants of psychosocial support activities.
  • Conduct psychosocial support activities for targeted participants.
  • Identify and select the participants of peer-to-peer activities.
  • Conduct peer-to-peer group sessions.
  • Conduct self-care activities for front-line staff about team building activities, stress management, and individual consultation sessions.

 

Location

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

Beneficiaries

Direct beneficiaries: 1,810 persons.

Indirect beneficiaries: 8,668 persons.

Duration

01.01.2021 – 31.07.2021

Total Budget

500.000 EUR

Donors

This project is funded by the Austrian Development Agency (ADA) (with funds of Austrian Development Cooperation).

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