QRTA Launch 2nd Phase of the Supportive Learning Program

تم نشره في Wed 7 September / Sep 2016. 12:00 AM
  • Her majesty the Queen Speaking at the teachers Skills Forcum - (QTRA)

AMMAN — The Queen Rania Teacher Academy (QRTA) Tuesday launched the second phase of "Cultivating Inclusive and Supportive Learning Environment" program, in partnership with the Ministry of Education (MOE) in Jordan.

Funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), the program will run until July 2019 and is designed to train 6000 teachers from 300 schools.

The program aims to support MOE’s efforts to overcome repercussions of the Syrian crisis, which is affecting Jordanian teachers in their classrooms. The program is designed to provide teachers with the necessary skills to handle large numbers of students who are going through post-conflict crisis, ensure and accommodate their inclusion.

The program will also continue to address students’ psychosocial needs and enhance the capacity of teachers by giving equal opportunities to Jordanian students to acquire a purposeful education in a safe and supportive learning environment across the Kingdom.

"Jordan has received over 145,000 Syrian students into its schools since 2012 and the number continues to grow. That is an incredible and generous achievement on the part of the Jordanian government," USAID Deputy Mission Director Nancy Eslick said.

Head of the Projects Management Unit at QRTA, Faris Karsheh, explained that since 2013, the academy has worked under this project on two different streams, Teachers Professional Development and Model Community Schools.

The Teachers Professional Development stream has trained around 4,986 educators from 427 schools across Jordan. The Model Community Schools stream CISLE has indirectly targeted 110,908 students and 1,166 Community members, Karsheh added.

During the event, Karsheh presented the final, summative evaluation results for phase I.

QRTA’s CEO Haif Banayan stressed the need to continue supporting the MOE’s efforts to elevate and maintain the quality of education in Jordan.

QRTA is an independent organization working to boost Her Majesty’s vision of improving education in Jordan, and stimulating educational advancement across the Middle East. It does this through empowering teachers with much needed skills, valuing their role in society, and providing them with the support they need in classrooms.

QRTA officially launched in June 2009 to work on specialized professional development trainings that address teachers’ needs specifically in Jordan, and in the Arab world, in partnership with MOE.

The United States government has provided foreign assistance from the American people to Jordan for more than 60 years, through USAID.