Meet Sadeen and Aisha (17)
What we do
The War Child office in Jordan was established in early 2013 in response to the Syrian refugee crisis. We work to give children the opportunity to reclaim their childhood and build a brighter future.
We also support parents and caregivers to promote wellbeing and learning at home. Unlike typical caregiver interventions, we first help parents reduce and deal with stress. This way, they can make use of the parenting skills they already possess.
Inside our network of ‘Safe Spaces’ children from all communities can play, learn and ultimately grow into the adults they want to be. Our child protection, education, psychosocial support and youth empowerment programmes support this journey.
Curious to learn more about a specific project or intervention? Click on the pins in the map below.
Where we work
WAR CHILD PROJECTS
WAR CHILD INTERVENTIONS
Can’t Wait to Learn
Amman, Zarqa, Shobak, Mafraq and Irbid
Our award-winning EdTech programme sees children in conflict-affected regions across Jordan gain recognised qualifications while developing life skills - aided by a new e-learning platform. Learn more.
Hashmi area, Amman
Still in the early research stages, this groundbreaking intervention sets out to strengthen family support systems by looking at the broader environment in which a child lives. Take the tour.
Early Childhood Education and Development
Multiple locations across Jordan
Evidence shows that early childhood (0-6 years) is a crucial period for physical, cognitive, emotional and social development. This project seeks to provide a supportive environment for vulnerable and displaced children during these years.
Coming Together to Prevent and Respond to Child Labour and Child Marriage
Jordan is host to 1.3 million refugees - resulting in multiple protection challenges. Through education, case management and the inclusion of children in national decision making - all supported by a network of local partners - we work to address these challenges.
School Readiness Program
Emirati Jordanian, Azraq and Zaatari Refugee Camps
Getting refugee children ready to enter primary school and further education amidst the added challenge of COVID-19. Combines emergency education, child protection and psychosocial support for enhanced effect.
Zaatari Refugee Camp
Working with 30 Syrian refugee youth (aged 16-26) to launch four community-based initiatives on issues that affect their daily lives - weak internet coverage in camp, inaccessible roads, inaccessible shelters and lack of awareness about people with disabilities.
Our partners in Jordan
Collateral Repair Project
Where some have the knowledge, others have the reach - we work closely with this trusted community powerhouse to co-create our Nurturing Families intervention.Go to website
In immediate response to the COVID-19 crisis, UNICEF freed up vital funds for our accelerated education programme.Go to website
Farah AlZubi is our Partnerships, Quality and Development Manager in Jordan. Interested in collaborating or have a specific question? Please reach out below.