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Bareeq Education and Development, for an educated and empowered society

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Bareeq provides an opportunity for Syrian and Jordanian students to meet and get to know each another in the spirit of fraternity and love. (Photo: Handouts from Bareeq Education and Development)
Bareeq Education and Development is a non-profit human development organization based in Jordan. Created in 2016, it offers children and their mothers affected by violence education, psychological support, and vocational training.اضافة اعلان

Since the beginning of the conflict in Syria, Roula Alajeh, founder and president of Bareeq Education and Development, has been a relief activist in Syria and Jordan. In an interview with Jordan News, Alajeh said that when she visited Za’atari refugee camp, she noticed that schools were under pressure due to the enormous number of students.


(Photo: Handouts from Bareeq Education and Development)

“It was difficult to open an educational center in Za’atari refugee camp,” even though there was need such centers to teach Syrian students in Amman. The center was opened in the Hai Nazzal area and accepts Syrian and Jordanian students.

Bareeq provides an opportunity for Syrian and Jordanian students to meet and get to know each another in the spirit of fraternity and love.

“Bareeq welcomes people of all nations, religions, and ethnicities to participate in its programs,” she said, as she believes that every child deserves the chance to reach his full potential.


(Photo: Handouts from Bareeq Education and Development)

“An appropriate education of all children is the only way to achieve human dignity, happiness, fulfillment, and a brighter future,” said Alajeh.

The center offers literacy education services for adults, programs, and courses to empower women, as well as education and university scholarships. It has 420 students of both genders from grade two to 12, 11 certified teachers, supervisors, and university students who are sponsored by Bareeq.

The center launched a commercial company, Amber and Musk that has a positive impact on women in business, according to Alajeh. It focuses on early investment, education, training, and encouraging women as part of a holistic entrepreneurial assistance program for women. Furthermore, Amber and Musk have teamed up with Bareeq to support women empowerment.


(Photo: Handouts from Bareeq Education and Development)

Alajeh said that the center relied on personal donations from family and friends until 2021, when UOSSM USA provided financial support for a year.

“We are working to secure a fund for the second year,” she mentioned.

The top challenges that Bareeq had faced was reaching children and their families during the pandemic, and lack of devices or poor internet connection, she added.

“We organized a donation campaign to provide the children and their families with devices,” she said.


(Photo: Handouts from Bareeq Education and Development)

Obstacles include persuading parents to send their girls to the facility to learn, and the fact that children as young as 14 and 15 work to support their parents with household expenses, and so they are unwilling or have no time to study.

“Bareeq’s role is to raise awareness about the importance of education and to provide support to parents to educate their children,” Alajeh said.

An uneducated generation is a big loss for production and a major social issue for the entire world. Education, she said, is essential to creating a productive society, adding “Bareeq Center supports children and women academically and morally”.


(Photo: Handouts from Bareeq Education and Development)

The center also organizes food campaigns during Ramadan, distributing food baskets to the less fortunate in Jordan and Syria, and relief campaigns to be able to distribute clothes, school bags, and others needed goods.

Recently Bareeq launched an OpenSea account where individuals can buy Bareeq’s NFTs “in order to serve essential demographics – women and children in the Arab region afflicted by war and strife”.



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