Japan grants $764,211 to support education


The Government of Japan has decided to provide a grant of seven hundred and sixty-four thousand two hundred and eleven US dollars (764,211 US dollars) to World Vision Japan (WVJ), a Japanese non-governmental organization, to support schooling and learning for vulnerable children in Irbid. The grant contract was signed on March 1, 2022 between HE Mr. SHIMAZAKI Kaoru, Ambassador of Japan to the Kingdom and Mrs. MATSUZAKI Sayo, Project Manager of World Vision Japan deployed at the World Vision office in Jordan.

The grant aims to support the improvement of the educational environment, particularly for vulnerable children, including out-of-school children, children with special needs and refugee children; and to build the capacity of teachers and school staff to ensure inclusive education in public schools in Irbid through the provision of English language and life skills support classes, school facilities without obstacles and teaching materials. Based on the organization’s extensive experience in this area, the project will contribute to reducing social disparities and empowering vulnerable children in Jordan.

Since the start of the Syrian crisis in 2011, Jordan has provided humanitarian assistance to Syrian refugees. It is extremely important to ease Jordan’s burden on general social services such as education, healthcare and water sanitation which are overstretched due to the influx of Syrian refugees. Furthermore, inclusive education will play a key role in realizing a society where “no one will be left behind” by providing equal educational opportunities to vulnerable people. Based on these recognitions, the government of Japan decided to extend financial assistance to the project.

World Vision Japan supported remedial education in public schools in Irbid and Zarqa governorates between 2014 and 2021. In addition, the organization provided water, sanitation and hygiene assistance (WASH) in Al Azraq refugee camp to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 virus. among the camp residents.


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