Syrian children who were forced to quit school because of the war have also fallen behind and need extra support. Many have suffered severe setbacks to their education.
Catholic Relief Services, through Caritas Jordan, provide opportunities for Syrian refugee children including kindergarten classes, catch-up classes, remedial classes and child-friendly spaces. They also provide educational support, psychosocial activities, counselling, and interventions to meet the emotional and mental health needs of refugee children.
More than 16,700 Syrian refugee children are benefiting from the educational programme in Amman and other locations in Jordan.
There are many challenges. In Jordan refugees are looking to build a different kind of future but jobs are scarce and refugee children often struggle to be accepted at school or fall behind because they are traumatized by the violence they have seen or what they left behind.