Germany provides 32m euro grants to support education sector in Jordan

School schools
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AMMAN — Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Nasser Shraideh and Deputy Director at the German Development Bank in Jordan Sawsan Aruri on Sunday signed two grant agreements provided by the German government through the German Development Bank (KfW) to the Kingdom, to support Jordan’s education sector.اضافة اعلان

One agreement stipulates a 25-million euro grant to finance the salaries of part-time teachers in Jordanian public schools, as part of a project to support Syrian refugee students’ access to formal education, the ministry said in a statement.

The other grant agreement, which amounts to 7 million euros, will be directed to finance the consultancy services needed to prepare designs for building schools.

Shraideh expressed the government’s thanks and appreciation to the German government for its continued support to Jordan in various fields. Germany is one of Jordan’s key partners in the development and reform process, and its assistance contributes to supporting important sectors, such as education, water and sanitation.

The German government also plays a great role in supporting Jordan to deal with the burdens resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic and Syrian refugee crisis, and in mobilizing the necessary international support to help the Kingdom overcome these circumstances.

The minister said that the provision and sustainability of foreign aid to Jordan reflects the respect and appreciation of the international community for Jordan, and its regional and global role under the leadership of His Majesty King Abdullah, and constitutes a recognition of Jordan’s reform efforts in all fields. 

It is also proof that international and donors understand Jordan’s development needs and the magnitude of the challenges and burdens it faces.

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