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


INJAZ Jordan

About the Institution: INJAZ was founded in 1999 as a project under a USAID-funded program, Save the Children. In 2001, INJAZ became an independent, nonprofit Jordanian organization. Over the past 15 years, INJAZ has established itself as a leading solution provider linking the public, private, and civil society sectors to bridge the skills gap between the educational system and the changing needs of the labour market.

Life Skills-Related: Skills Building Programme: The Skills Building Program (SBP) targets students in grades 7 to 11 in Jordan’s public, UNRWA, and military schools and special education centers. Another program INJAS works on is the Entrepreneurship and Employment Program (EEP) which targets students in universities and colleges throughout Jordan. This programme includes many projects that are all aim at instilling life skills to students. The main goal of the SBP programme: Strengthening national policies (education, health, etc.) and coordination/partnership frameworks that encourage life skills programming, Strengthening national plans and strategies related to life skills, Enhancing human resources and capacity development. Thematic areas under which life skills are addressed include: Curricular disciplines (e.g. languages, science, maths, etc.), Vocational disciplines (e.g. carpentry, plumbing, etc.), Health, Arts, culture, sports. The main topics through which life skills education takes place in the programme are: Health promotion, disease prevention, Healthy lifestyle, nutrition, hygiene and safe behavior, Social and emotional learning and psychosocial support, Sustainable human development, Participation/rights of children and young people, Livelihoods (generic skills) and financial literacy, Civic engagement, Entrepreneurship.