Life Skills and Citizenship Education Initiative
Middle East and North Africa
مبادرة تعليم المهارات الحياتية والمواطنة
الشرق الأوسط وشمال افريقيا


Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development of Canada (DFATD)

About the Institution: Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development of Canada (DFATD). Complementing Canada’s international humanitarian assistance, Canada’s bilateral development assistance will reinforce long-term development objectives in education and sustainable economic growth while also supporting Jordan in its response to the refugee crisis. Canada’s development programming will help to strengthen the resilience of individuals, communities and systems to withstand the crises in the region and contribute to the longer-term development of Jordan. Support for children and youth has been, and continues to be, a Canadian priority through investment in Jordan’s education sector. Canada’s development assistance in Jordan supports a more-resilient education system that provides a quality and inclusive education for all children, including refugee children. Canada provides direct budget support to Jordan’s Ministry of Education to implement its national education plan and strengthen its capacity to deliver services while further supporting improvements to the quality of education through, for example, support for teacher training.

Life Skills-Related: The programme title is “Youth Empowerment and Employability”. The main goal of the programme: Strengthening national policies (education, health, etc.) and coordination/partnership frameworks that encourage life skills programming. Thematic areas under which life skills are addressed include: Vocational disciplines (e.g. carpentry, plumbing, etc.), Sector specific skills. The main topics through which life skills education takes place in the programme are: Social and emotional learning and psychosocial support, Livelihoods (generic skills) and financial literacy, Civic engagement, Entrepreneurship.