Jordan Compact Education Fund
The Ministry of Education (MOE) in Jordan has committed to enrolling an additional 50,000 Syrians in formal education for the 2016–17 school year and to facilitating a certified remedial catch-up program, ensuring that all Syrian children in Jordan may access education. The MOE will double-shift an additional 102 schools (totaling 200 across Jordan) with the goal of building enough new schools by 2019 to have only single shifts. To support these efforts, USAID and other donors will establish a multi-donor trust fund to cover the recurrent costs of second-shift students and support the catch up program until they are absorbed into the expanded Jordanian education system. The activity will ensure that education provided in the second shifts is equitable and safe by opening all learning facilities, transporting all second-shift students home, reaching out to and enrolling students with disabilities, and allowing enrollment for all students in the second shift, not only Syrians.