The U.S. Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Civic Initiatives Support programme is partnering with Generations For Peace to expand its Jordan Schools Programme from 2014-2016, working to reduce violence and improve educational performance in schools in Jordanian communities hosting Syrian refugees. The new partnership builds on the successes of a Pilot Programme, which tested the initiative in 4 boys schools and girls schools in Amman and Zarqa over 12 months in 2013-2014.

The Pilot Programme proved that the innovative activities, training and mentoring which Generations For Peace provides can empower teachers to ignite lasting change in our local schools. The positive impacts seen include reduced cases of violence, strengthened relations between teachers and students, and an overall improvement in academic performance. USAID’s support is helping to extend the programme and expand it to 8 additional schools in host communities, to benefit both Jordanian and Syrian refugee children in those communities most in need.

This Generations For Peace Jordan Schools Programme is made possible by the generous support of the American people through a grant from the USAID Civic Initiatives Support Program, implemented by FHI 360 with financing from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). The contents are the responsibility of Generations For Peace and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID, the U.S. Government or FHI 360.

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