Project #12595

Relief Assistance for Syrian Refugees in Jordan

by Japan Emergency NGO (JEN)
Jul 18, 2013

Spreading Hygiene Awareness outside Zaatari Camp

There are 6 thousands people every day fled from Syria to neigbouring countries. JEN's operation in Jordan for the refugees are expanding. The report shows the progress of our grass roots innitiatives.

Although the Syrian refugee camps continue to grow, nearly fifty percent of Syrian refugees live in host communities outside of the camps. This population influx heavily affects the schools surrounding the camps. Public schools in Jordan have accepted around twenty-nine thousand Syrian students. As schools near the border exceed their capacity, JEN has found that the current water, sanitation, and hygiene facilities in many of these schools are inadequate. To tackle the lack of water, sanitation, and hygiene facilities, JEN has built water fountains and improved the existing facilities of ten schools in northern Jordan that have accepted Syrian children.

JEN not only built new hygiene facilities but also promoted hygiene education. JEN trained teachers to give hygiene lessons to students using materials created by JEN. Then, after each lesson, JEN provided students with basic hygiene kits. The response to this program was very positive and JEN was even invited back to Suhiab Alrumy, a primary school for boys located in the Mafraq province, a rural area of Jordan. The children who attended the school wanted to thank JEN for the rehabilitation of their school’s water facilities as well for the hygiene education they received. The students hung a sign by the school to welcome JEN, gave JEN traditional souvenirs to show their appreciation, and prepared a performance which included songs and a speech thanking JEN.

JEN would like to thank Japan Platform and all our members and contributors for supporting our humanitarian mission and spreading the spirit of joy, happiness, and cooperation in these schools.



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Japan Emergency NGO (JEN)

Location: Tokyo, n/a - Japan
Website: http:/​/​​en/​index.php
Project Leader:
Miyako Hamasaka
Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo Japan

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