World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search

 


New education partnership announced in Jordan

Malala Fund and Save the Children Announce New Education Partnership in Jordan

Ajla Grozdanic 202.251.5859

WESTPORT, Conn. (February 18, 2014) — The Malala Fund announced today that it will be partnering with Save the Children to help vulnerable Syrian and Jordanian children return to education.

Malala Yousafzai is in Jordan with her father Ziauddin Yousafzai and the CEO of the Malala Fund, Shiza Shahid to raise awareness about the plight of Syrian children. Speaking in Za’atari, Jordan, earlier today Malala emphasized the need for children to return to education.

“We are launching two education projects with Save the Children that are examples of solutions that work in an emergency context,” Malala said. “All children must be in school. They must not become casualties of this war. The world community must step up to protect children and ensure that they have a future. There cannot be a lost generation.”

The projects will help vulnerable children living in an informal settlement in Amman and in the north of Jordan, in an area near the Syrian border, where many refugees have fled to escape the conflict and are now living in host communities. Children aged between 9 and 17 who have been identified as out of school or at risk of dropping out of education, will benefit from classes in basic literacy and numeracy. Led by Syrian and Jordanian teachers, classes will also focus on a range of life skills, aimed specifically at offering children who have witnessed conflict and upheaval positive learning opportunities.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
World Headlines

 

Breaking: Israel Shelling Beit Hanoun Hospital

The Israeli military have started to shell and shoot at Beit Hanoun hospital. There are still 61 medical staff and civilians, three patients and two International Solidarity Movement volunteers trapped inside. More>>

UN: Urgent Action To End Female Genital Mutilation UN: Urgent Action To End Female Genital Mutilation

New UN data shows need for urgent action to end female genital mutilation, child marriage More>>

World News: SRI LANKA: Justice Denied To Two Child Victims Of Rape
There have been reports of an alleged abduction and rape of an eleven-year-old girl by a group of Navy officers, and of another nine-year-old girl treated in a similar manner. More>>

‘Global Epidemic’ Of Anti-Semitism NGO Urges UN To Condemn ‘global Epidemic’ Of Anti-Semitism

French riot police officers face rioters in Sarcelles, a suburb north of Paris, on July 20, 2014. More>>


IDF Falsifies Photograph To Justify Bombing El-Wafa Hospital IDF Falsifies Photograph To Justify Bombing El-Wafa Hospital

On the 21st July at 2:17 PM, the IDF spokesperson released an image on twitter showing an aerial picture of a building marked as ‘Al-Wafa’ hospital. In the image there is a red circle, which they designated as the location from which a M75 rocket was ... More>>

MH17: Black Boxes Recovered by Malaysian Government

'Following the agreement Prime Minister Najib Razak brokered with rebel leaders, Malaysia has taken custody of flight MH17's black boxes. As the Prime Minister said, they will be passed to the international investigation team for analysis. More>>

ALSO:


Gaza Update On 15th Day Of The Israeli Offensive

Dozens of Palestinian Civilians Killed or Wounded as Israeli Forces Attack Apartment Buildings, Mosques, Hospitals and Schools; White Phosphorous Bombs and Flechette Shells Fired by Israeli Forces in Border Areas... More>>

Al Jazeera: Egypt Verdict Defies Logic And Any Semblance Of Justice

Following today’s verdict in Cairo, Al Jazeera English managing director Al Anstey said: “Today three colleagues and friends were sentenced, and will continue behind bars for doing a brilliant job of being great journalists. More>>


Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
World
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news