Education and Protection for Syrians in Jordan

Contract partner: CARE Österreich, Verein für Entwicklungszusammenarbeit und humanitäre Hilfe Country: Jordanien Funding amount: € 1.000.000,00 Project start: 01.05.2019 End: 30.06.2020

Short Description:

Overall goal

Enhanced protection and resilience through improved access to education and livelihood opportunities for the most vulnerable refugees and host community members in Jordan.

Expected results

1.1. Enhanced educational opportunities for Syrian and Jordanian children at risk of child labor and early / child marriage;

2.1. Increased protection for Syrian and Jordanian community members through psychosocial and peer-to-peer activities;

3.1. Improved access to and participation in the labour market for vulnerable refugees and host Jordanians, especially women.


Target group / Beneficiaries

Direct Beneficiaries 2.383 Individuals (Indirect Beneficiaries 11.439 Individuals):

- 603 school children though targeted distribution of Conditional Cash for Education in Emergencies

- 1.500 Individuals (50% female) through Case Management sessions

- 600 Individuals (60% female) through Psychosocial sessions (PS, 180 counted towards total beneficiaries)

- 100 Individuals (60% female) through Peer to Peer support group sessions (30 counted towards total beneficiaries)

- 70 Individuals (80% female) tough Small Business Development Training, Small Business Grants and assistance with work permit issuance

Implementing Partner of the Applicant: CARE International in Jordan

Governorates Amman, Mafraq, Irbid and Zarqa (including Azraq town)



ER 1:Identify and select Child Protection and Education (CCPE) beneficiaries; Distribute conditional cash to CCPE beneficiaries during 10 months of the scholastic year; Follow up with schools and families on CCPE beneficiaries' school attendance and academic progress ER 2:Conduct Case Management sessions with beneficiaries to determine their needs, risks and vulnerabilities; Identify and select beneficiaries participating in PS activities; Conduct PS activities for beneficiaries to help support their well-being and increase positive coping mechanisms; Identify and select beneficiaries participating in peer-to-peer activities; Conduct peer-to-peer group activities; Continuous monitoring of PS and peer-to-peer group activities ER 3: Identify and select beneficiaries aiming to increase their business development skills; Conduct capacity building activities in small business development for beneficiaries to help them start up and manage a small or home business; Identify and select beneficiaries, who will receive grants to help them develop their businesses; Distribute grants to burgeoning entrepreneurs; Provide assistance to beneficiaries seeking to obtain work permits.


Since the onset of the Syria crisis in 2011, more than 1.3 million Syrians have settled in Jordan (14% of its population), including more than 665,000 registered refugees, live in urban areas (81.6%), while the remaining reside in three refugee camps across the country. Jordan hosts other refugee populations as well: 67,680 Iraqis, and over 20,000 in total, from Sudan, Somalia, and Yemen, registered with UNHCR. The protracted nature of the crisis has caused a tremendous strain on public resources (such as infrastructure, education and health), has deepened poverty levels (85% of refugees are below the poverty line), and it has increased the existing needs and vulnerabilities of community members, particularly in terms of protection and livelihood.

project number 2694-04/2019
source of funding AKF
sector Humanitäre Hilfe: Sofortmaßnahmen
modality Project-type interventions
marker Gender: 1, Poverty: 1
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    • 1= policy is a significant objective of the activity
    • 2= policy is the principal objective of the activity
  • Donor/ source of funding: The ADA is not only implementing projects and programmes of the Austrian Development Cooperation , but also projects funded from other sources and donors such as
    • AKF - Foreign Disaster Fund of the Austrian federal government
    • BMLFUW - Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water
    • EU - Funds of the European Commission
    • Others - various other donors are listed in ADA’s annual business report.
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