In Jordan, MECI is working in partnership with UNICEF on its new Remedial Education Program in 20 schools, reaching 6,000 Syrian refugees and vulnerable children across the country.
Training 165 Field Staff – MECI's team in the field is growing exponentially! Over 120 new field staff have been hired this summer to oversee the day-to-day delivery of our services across 20 schools in Jordan. Joining our team are school principals, experienced teachers, Syrian counselors, and social workers. MECI has designed and organized comprehensive trainings for our new staff to ensure high quality program delivery.
Outreach - 20 Syrian outreach counselors have been recruited to reach out to over 2,000 children and their families to inform them about the program. Through awareness campaigns within the Syrian refugee communities, MECI counselors can connect with families and familiarize them with the Remedial Education Program to build trust.
With the Remedial Education programs, MECI will be providing academic and psychosocial support to out-of-school children. MECI will also reach out to students in need of additional remedial support because we firmly believe that the struggles of a whole generation of Syrians do not end once they finally are able to sit in schools. Trauma has caused academic and behavioral impairments that MECI addresses through context-adapted classes in Arabic, math, English, Arts, Physical Education and Life Skills.
Children enrolled in the program will receive comprehensive pre- and post-academic and behavioral assessments which will allow our team to adapt the program to each child's needs and encourage concrete learning outcomes in a short amount of time.
Preparation of placement exams for 3,000 MECI children.