Finial Assignment Three

I have created the document below that combines some of my posts. This way you can have easy access to all of the information that I have discussed over the last couple of weeks.


Assignment Three:



Link to all my posts that relate to assignment three:

Future Learning Space



Education in Za’atari Refugee Camp

Syrian children have been affected by war; they have seen death with their own eyes. They have lost people they loved and cared about. It is these things that affect these children, more ways then one! Receiving school should be a positive experience. A place where the children know they are safe.

Fricker from UNICEF states, “in times of crisis, attending school provides safety and respite. Places of learning provide some degree of normality in children’s lives, along with some hope for the future” (2013).

Education is a fundamental human right and is a vital resource in overcoming poverty and inequality all over the world (Dr. Prema Clarke, n.d.). Every child has the right to attend a quality and safe school.


Abu Amar is a father from the Zaatari refugee camp and he stated, “I don’t care about my future, I only care about the future of my children. I don’t care about anything other than their education. I had no education so it is too late for me, but it is not too late for them. I want to encourage them to study. I want my children to have a better life than the one I had” (Amar, 2014).

This statement just highlights the importance the need for better education within the camp so the children can have an education.



Fricker, T. (2013). Students promote learning in Za’atari Camp, Jordan. Retrieved from

UNHCR. (2016). Syria Regional Refugee Response. Retrieved from

Amar, A. (2014). Our life in the Zaatari refugee camp: no electricity, no space to sleep, no escape. Retrieved from

Dr. Prema Clarke. (n.d.). Fast Tracking Girls’ Education. Retrieved from

Children in Za’atari Refugee Camp

The camp currently hosts 79,900 refugees and 56% are aged 17 or younger (UNHCR, 2016). About 50% of the 44,744 children in Za’atari camp do not currently attend school or receive an education (UNHCR, 2016). This for a number of reasons such as family reasons, violence at school, the need to earn money, potential return to Syria, forced marriage and pregnancy (UNICEF, 2014). Weston states that a lot of the children want to become engineers, lawyers, carpenters among other industrious careers in order to ‘rebuild Syria (2015). This indicates that even after all the torment and suffering that these children went through in Syria, they still want to go back home and rebuild their lives they once left.



UNICEF. (2014). Access to education for Syrian refugee children inzaatari camp, Jordan. Retrieved from

UNHCR. (2016). Syria Regional Refugee Response. Retrieved from

Weston, P. (2015). Inside Zaatari refugee camp: the fourth largest city in Jordan. Retrieved from

Women in Zaatari Refugee Camp

Many Syrian Women and girls have fled their homes for many injustice events.

Women and girls are very vulnerable and can experience things such as rape and sexual torture. Young girls are being forced into marriage and have children at such a young age. This is why education for girls is so significant. Girls can learn about their individual rights and they can develop their own identities. Giving women the right to education can expand and improve the whole world but more importantly, it can be the matter of life and death for that one girl.

As Malala Yousafzai advocated “Our books and our pens are the most powerful weapons”(The Guardian, 2013).

Women can have dreams and better yet, they can achieve them.


He just Sued the School System

This video highlights the importance to quality education that caters for ALL of this students needs!

Yes, as teachers we need to follow the curriculum but that doesn’t mean that we can’t create a lesson that relates to our students. We need to create a learning environment that relates to the students and incorporates the curriculum because a fish cannot climb a tree.

Girls Education in Za’atari Refugee Camp

Education is a fundamental human right for all children, male and female. Girls have an equal right to attend a quality and safe education. They should not be prevented from going to school due to violence, sexism, torture, forced marriage and pregnancy (Plan international, 2013).

Girls have the right to attend school and achieve their goals in life.


By improving gender equity in education, girls will be given the chance to improve their health, employment opportunities, knowledge but move importantly it will allow the girls to develop their own identities.

Education provides the girls with a safe environment where they can develop their personalities and identities but also their social, physical and intellectual abilities.

Its ultimate goal is to give all children the opportunity to develop and improve the quality of one’s life.




Plan international. (2013). Because I am a Girl – Youth Summary. Retrieved from

Educational Aid Organisations at Zaatari Refugee Camp

Educational Aid Organisations at Zaatari Refugee Camp

  • Finn Church Aid (FCA)
  • International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC)
  • Jordan Hashemite Charity Organization (JHCO)
  • Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
  • Lutheran World Federation (LWF)
  • Ministry of Education – Jordan (MoE Jordan)
  • Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC)
  • Save the Children (SC)
  • United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)
  • United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF)