In Jordan, Mensajeros de la Paz and ProFuturo work together to support the education of Iraqi refugee children so that they can continue their education even though they are not going to school in Jordan. The two organizations are joining forces to ensure the basic and fundamental right to education and to ensure that, regardless of their situation, children have better opportunities through access to quality education.
To make this possible, ProFuturo’s comprehensive digital education model has begun to be implemented in the Marka School in Amman, which, through innovative digital learning experiences, seeks to enhance the pedagogical skills and technological appropriation of teachers so that they can incorporate technology into the classroom and provide the best education to their students.
ProFuturo’s proposal combines educational resources for primary school children, accessible through a digital learning platform, with professional development itineraries and continuous support for teachers. The aim is to promote 21st century skills (digital and communication skills, creativity, teamwork, critical thinking, listening skills, etc.) in the most vulnerable places on the planet.
ProFuturo’s arrival in Jordan
The project started in Jordan in February 2020, initially on a face-to-face basis, with the training in innovative teaching methodologies of the project coordinator in Amman, Ayat Izzat, and 12 Iraqi refugee teachers in the country. The COVID-19 pandemic forced people to move 100% of the training to the online environment. Now, with the return to the classroom, it will gradually be possible to return to mixed learning (face-to-face and virtual).
In April, teachers will begin to apply what they have learned with their students. In order to do so, they will have 48 ProFuturo tablets, which will allow children to access interactive activities and digital educational content in mathematics, science, technology and linguistics.
“I think virtual learning is complemented and enriched a lot by going back to class in person. We are all very optimistic. This will improve the academic performance of girls and boys,” says the coach.
In parallel, Mensajeros de la Paz and ProFuturo will start working together in this same school with Jordanian teachers and students in mid-March. The project will benefit 430 Iraqi, Jordanian and Syrian children this year. In addition, we will start working with Syrian teachers in the use of the gamified Arabic reading and writing application Antura and the Letters.