Enter our refugee classroom in Jordan (video)

Could you cope if your education was disrupted by war? Would you be able to catch up? Syrian refugee children Ahmad and Manal have faced these challenges - and are not only coping but thriving in our Jordan classroom.

Out of school

Jordan is home to over 240,000 Syrian refugee children and youth - some 60 per cent of whom are currently out of school. War Child is working to meet the educational needs of these children – together with Terre des Homme, AVSI and the EU Madad Fund – through the Back to the Future project.

Educational guidance

Going back to school is about more than learning new words and arithmetic. Some children struggle to adjust to a new environment and display behavioural difficulties after traumatic war experiences. As a result, educational guidance has become a priority in the classroom: "We provide them with guidance on appropriate behaviour via games, videos and songs."

Building a better future

The Back to the Future project will reach more than 26,800 refugee children in Lebanon and Jordan over a three-year period - children like Ahmad and Manal. Follow their progress in one of the project’s classrooms in Jordan. See children reclaim their right to learn – and begin to build a better future…