Mercy Corps’ inclusive education program benefits 60 Jordanian schools
Mercy Corps and the European Commission’s Humanitarian Aid and Civil Protection Department (ECHO) visited Al-Mu’tasim Basic School for Boys and Khawla Bint Al-Azwar Basic School for Girls in Amman, in the framework of the girl inclusive education program to assess the level of instruction provided to students with disabilities in Jordan’s public schools.
Mercy Corps said it has implemented this program in 60 Jordanian public schools in cooperation with the Ministry of Education, in line with the ten-year national strategy for inclusive education. More than 1,700 students with disabilities have been provided inclusive education opportunities by Mercy Corps to date, and 244 support teachers have been trained on inclusive education curricula and other learning support services, according to a statement.
A delegation from the European Union reviewed a wide range of learning services provided in basic schools thanks to EU support, including a focus group discussion with teachers supporting inclusive education, school principals, and regular classroom instructors, the statement said.
The tour also included focus group discussions with disabled pupils, their parents, rehabilitation specialists, and regular students, according to the statement. During the visit, the delegation evaluated the resource rooms set up by Mercy Corps in schools to support students with disabilities in advancing their education.