EDU-SYRIA: agreement signed to provide scholarships for Syrian refugees

July 29, 2020
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On Sunday, July 26, 2020, Prof. Manar Fayyad, President of the German Jordanian University and Dr. Mahmoud Abu Shaera’, the Chairman of Zarqa Corporation for Education and Investment, signed the agreement of EDU-SYRIA/EDU-JORDAN scholarship program, funded by the European Union, to support 470 Syrian refugees.

During the signing ceremony, Fayyad praised the distinguished partnership between the two parties and the importance of cooperation between the public and private sectors, noting that the program provides scholarships for Syrian refugees and Jordanian youth since its establishment in 2015.

This agreement comes within the project “Supporting Higher Education for the Disadvantaged Syrian Refugees and Young Jordanians – EDU-SYRIA III” funded by the European Union through the European Union Regional Trust Fund to Respond to the Syria Crisis, the “Madad” Fund. This Fund will provide young people with the opportunity to pursue higher education (Bachelor’s and masters), vocational education and technical training, in addition to teacher training, entrepreneurship, job-oriented courses and summer programs for high school students.


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