Syrian refugees in Jordan receive 50,000 school kits

Syrian refugees in Jordan receive 50,000 school kits
Syrian refugees in Jordan receive 50,000 school kits
Published: 14 September 2017 - 4:05 a.m.
By: Staff Writer
As part of its Back to School initiative, Dubai Cares, with the support of Save the Children, distributed 50,000 school packs to Syrian refugee children in Jordan.

The school kits were distributed across five provinces of Jordan: Ajloun, Irbid, Karak, Ma'an, and Tafilleh.

More than 3000 volunteers from across the UAE came together to assemble the kits during Ramadan.

Dubai Cares CEO Tariq Al Gurg said: "Equipping these school children with the necessary tools that would help provide a fresh start to the new academic year, is in alignment with Dubai Cares' commitment to help children affected by conflict and protracted crises to go back to school with minimum disruption.

"Dubai Cares' initiative also recognises Union Coop's immensely generous sponsorship for this initiative, supported by a group of UAE-based passionate volunteers, to provide hope for a brighter future to these children and remind them that the world has not abandoned them."

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR), reported last year that school-aged children and youth accounted for almost one-third of the 633,644 officially-registered Syrian refugees, with more than 90,000 of these children being left without access to education.

Due to this influx of refugees, public schools in Jordan have responded by restructuring the school day to accommodate both Jordanian and Syrian students.

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