Jordan: EU-funded LASER project marks the graduation of 250 students from Further and Higher Education

August 25, 2020
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The EU-funded Language and Academic Skills and e-Learning Resources (LASER) project held its end-of-project ceremony to mark the graduation of over 250 students from Further and Higher Education courses, both online and offline. Implemented by the British Council, the project has been running since 2015 and has provided language and academic skills classes, certification, and Higher and Further Education to disadvantaged young Jordanians and Syrian refugees.

During the ceremony, the EU Acting Head of Cooperation to Jordan, Sirpa Tulla, briefed the participating students about the role that the EU plays in supporting education in Jordan and also in higher education. “The LASER project has had a transformative effect on young people from disadvantaged backgrounds by allowing them to develop their capabilities through higher education. The project also showed that digital and online learning can widen the provision of higher education for refugees and youth in host community”.

The LASER project has supported a total of 4827 young Syrians and Jordanians in Jordan and Lebanon to enter higher education.


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EU Delegation to Jordan – website and Facebook page

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  • Jordan