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UNESCO launches education projects for Jordanians, Syrians

By JT - Feb 08,2016 - Last updated at Feb 08,2016

AMMAN — The UNESCO Office in Amman has launched three new projects funded by the EU and implemented in partnership with Al Quds College to support the government’s efforts to provide essential education and training opportunities for Jordanian and Syrian refugees, according to a joint statement released Monday.

In total, over 1,300 young people will participate in education programmes ranging from three months to one year. The first programme will provide 400 Jordanians and Syrian refugees with a one-year internationally accredited diploma delivered at Al Quds College.

The second programme will provide six months of mentoring, training and referral opportunities for 400 young people in Zaatari Refugee Camp.

The final programme, funded additionally by a contribution from theWalton Family Foundation, will provide four months of training in job readiness, career counseling and life skills for 500 young Jordanians affected by the Syria crisis in Mafraq, Zarqa and Amman, according to the statement.

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