Background & Objectives
About 15% of the 3,257 public schools in Jordan have poor infrastructure and lack compliance with national safety requirements. Because the poor quality of educational environments negatively affects educational outcomes, “Madrasati” was launched to improve the infrastructure of 500 public schools that are in dire need of rehabilitation throughout the Kingdom.
In cooperation with other non-profit organizations, “Madrasati” rehabilitates schools by undertaking maintenance activities and providing sanitation products, classroom equipment, sports equipment, technological equipment, and art materials. It also runs effective programs across the schools that benefit from its services; these programs offer opportunities for teachers to gain personal and professional development, as well as facilitate the use of technology in education.
Additionally, through its "Remedial Centers" program, “Madrasati” aims to improve learning outcomes among Syrian refugee children, facilitate their integration into the school system, and reduce the impact of overcrowding in schools.
In 2018, 226 schools benefited from “Madrasati” services. 38 schools were renovated; these schools are attended by 126,010 students and 2, 131 teachers.
At Jaber Al Sarhan school, many students felt the positive effects of the services offered by “Madrasati”, including included 13-year old Azzam.
Azzam used to be a school drop-out, but he was inspired to go back to school after hearing about Madrasati’s after-school club activities from his friends. Although Azzam was worried that he had fallen far behind his classmates in his studies, he approached the school’s principal to ask if he could return. Azzam was keen to participate in the activities run by “Madrasati” and he eagerly promised the principal that he would commit to attending school.
Two years have passed since then and Azzam is still in school and has noticeably shown a lot more effort. He says, “because of Madrasati, I came back to school”.