Jordan: online education, harnessing the skills of refugees
Amman, 31 October 2013 – As the Syrian war moves into its thirtieth month, with no end in sight, the response by Jesuit Refugee Service has continued to evolve, from emergency assistance to a strengthening of the long-term service provision. The number of Syrian refugees in Jordan is now at 500,000 and preparing refugee communities for the future has become a priority.
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Jordan: there is a refugee inside each of us
Amman, 10 January 2013 – Online higher education students in Amman, Jordan, had the opportunity to attend the play 'Rest Upon the Wind', inspired by the life of Khalil Gibran, author of The Prophet.
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Jordan: rethinking the traditional university model
Amman, 31 July 2012 – As technology contributes to the rapid change taking place in the Arab world, the Jesuit Refugee Service is looking for ways to use technology to help rebuild communities – both literally and virtually.
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Jordan: bringing higher education to Amman
Amman, 4 June 2012 – Refugee students at the JRS informal education project in Ashrafiyeh, east Amman, explain the difficulties they face in accessing higher education.
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International: bringing higher education to refugees
Rome, 27 September 2010 – Since its establishment, the Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) has sought to provide quality education for refugees and other forcibly displaced persons. Forced to flee their homes and often their families, an education is frequently one of the few things refugees will bring with them wherever life leads them. For JRS and many refugees, it is the symbol of hope for a better future.
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