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Jordan is a semi-arid, landlocked country in the rocky desert of the northern Arabian Peninsula.  It occupies ancient land that bears the mark of many civilizations and played a prominent role in biblical history. But Jordan’s economy is one of the smallest in the area, and a large influx of refugees, a lack of natural resources, and regional turmoil have all combined to hamper economic development. The country’s populace suffers from a high rate of poverty, and children suffer the most. That’s why our global community of Child Champions is here, working in the hard places to bring help and hope to children.

 

CHILD RELIEF AND DEVELOPMENT IN Jordan
2000
YEAR FOUNDED
21
HOPE CENTERS
1,900+
CHILDREN SERVED
20%
Children in poverty

CHALLENGES FOR KIDS AND HOW CHILD CHAMPIONS HELP

Access to Quality Education in Jordan

Education in Jordan is very important to families, but public schools suffer from lack of qualified teachers, overcrowding, and poor learning outcomes. Up to 70% of children in second and third grade in public schools can’t read and perform poorly in math and science. The best schools in Jordan are private, and kids from impoverished families can’t afford them.

How Child Champions Are Helping Children in Poverty in Jordan


Sponsorship funds for kids in Jordan go toward helping them thrive in all areas of their lives, especially education. Sponsored kids are able to attend private schools where the education is much better. For families that are struggling to provide, the chance to send their children to a quality place of learning means a great deal. Child Champions offer children the encouragement, resources, and educational support they need to grow into successful adults and leaders.

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Food Insecurity in Jordan

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic caused massive shutdowns of businesses and schools, plunging more families into poverty. Also, the influx of Syrian refugees has strained the country’s resources. Nearly a quarter of all children in Jordan and among the refugees are going to bed hungry.

How Child Champions Are Helping Children in Poverty in Jordan

Child Champions provide nutritional and medical support to sponsored children so they can stay healthy and thrive. Sponsors also can send a family gift so families can buy food and other basic necessities. And Hope Centers have extended their feeding and aid distribution programs so that families would not go hungry.

 

 

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Kids Dropping Out Vs. Staying in School

Children in poverty, particularly boys, are at greater risk of dropping out of school in order to find work to help support their struggling families.

How Child Champions Are Helping Children in Poverty in Jordan

Hope Centers provide tutoring services to help children with their studies and encourage them in their education. Kids are also encouraged to stay on the right track through social activities like sports and summer camps when school isn’t in session.

 

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Lack of Access to Health Care in Jordan

Families living in poverty struggle to find and afford medical care here. Hospitals are overcrowded — strained by the large numbers of refugees and the COVID-19 pandemic — and also have difficulty finding and retaining qualified health care providers.

How Child Champions Are Helping Children in Poverty in Jordan

Child Champions intervene to help kids receive medical treatment when their families can’t afford to pay for it. Children also receive preventive medical checkups and immunizations to fight common diseases.

 

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