Case Study, Sustainability, Goal 4: Quality education

In the Balqa province in Jordan, less than half of girls are enrolled in basic education and the illiteracy rate for women and girls is more than double that of men and boys.

In 2015, we began to work with The Sweimeh School for Girls in Balqa to help reduce dropout rates and raise the graduation rate, which had been zero for the previous five years.

In addition to mentoring and teaching activities, we provided financial assistance to improve the school’s infrastructure and employees volunteered to assist with renovations. We are proud that since we began to work with Sweimeh there has been a noticeable improvement with three graduates in 2017 and seven in 2018. We continue to offer mentoring and training to improve the students’ employability after graduation.