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Jordan: Malala launches new education partnership with Save the Children

Malala Yousafzai with Syrian refugee children. Her fund will partner with Save the Children to help vulnerable Syrian and Jordanian children back into education.
Malala with Syrian refugee children.

The Malala Fund, set up by Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani pupil and education activist who was shot for her beliefs, announced today that it will be partnering with Save the Children to help vulnerable Syrian and Jordanian children return to education.

Malala is in Jordan to raise awareness about the plight of Syrian children. Speaking in Za’atari, Jordan, earlier today, the 16-year-old 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,”

“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,” she said.

Classes in literacy and numerancy

The projects will help vulnerable children living in an informal settlement in the Jordanian capital, Amman and in the north of the country, in an area near the Syrian border, where many refugees have fled to escape the conflict and are now living in local 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.

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