My name is Ahmad and I am an education advisor specialist working for Relief International, an NGO that provides support in humanitarian crises. I work on education programmes for out-of-school… Read more Syrian refugee children in Za’atari and Azraq refugee camps in Jordan supporting more than 2,000 students.
When the coronavirus spreads in Jordan, refugees will be hardest hit. They do not have the luxury of social distancing. We are offering online and virtual classes to students, but without access to laptops or iPads, many of our students are unable to access these virtual classes on e-learning platforms. In addition, internet and electricity services are not reliable inside the camp.
Many students in refugee camps have already been out-of-school for long periods of time because of the war in Syria, and coronavirus will disproportionately affect the communities where we work. It’s our job to ensure that education won’t be disrupted again by this latest crisis, and we are working as quickly as possible to deliver new ways for our students to keep on top of their studies.
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