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Country: 
Jordan
Promoters: 
Curt Rhodes.
Recognitions: 
Dr. Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award, Tufts University (2014). Social Entrepreneur of the Year for the Middle East and North Africa, the Schwab Foundation (2011).

An organisation that provides peer-to-peer mentoring and educational support programmes to help integrate marginalised and at-risk youth into mainstream professional and social opportunities. They have designed the Arab world’s first Graduate Equivalency Diploma (GED) and a certification program for primary school dropouts.

Impact indicators

Outputs:

  • Overall, the programmes have reached over 200,000 people since 2002.

 

Impacts:

  • Nearly two-thirds of participants in the non-formal education programmes continue on to a higher level of schooling, reintegrate into formal classrooms or participate in government-sponsored vocational training programmes. 
  • A randomised controlled trial carried out in Jordan by the University of Oxford revealed reductions in antisocial behaviour and observed small positive changes with emotional symptoms, social skills and self-efficacy among participants with higher levels of attendance.
Última actualización 2020