USAID is working across all sectors to address the unexpected needs brought on by the massive influx of Syrian refugees into Jordan. In the education sector, USAID is making a significant effort to assist the Ministry of Education (MoE) in addressing the needs of Jordanian students pertaining to overcrowding and double shifting in schools. In addition, Jordan’s Ministry of Health (MoH) reached out to USAID for assistance with the expansion and renovation of health facilities
The first component of the project focuses on the Jordan School Expansion Project (JSEP), Learning Environment, the Improved Infrastructure Program (LEIIP), and Schools of Knowledge Economy Project (SKEP). UNOPS main intervention is to furnish and equip up to 100 school expansions and 300 kindergarten classrooms under JSEP, furnish the administration and education rooms for 132 schools under LEIIP, and furnish and equip 25 SKEP schools. The second component of the grant focuses on the Princess Rahma Pediatric Hospital (PRPH) in Irbid governorate, and Al-Bashir hospital in Amman governorate. UNOPS intervention is to equip and furnish the renovated areas in both hospitals that are currently under renovation in 2019.