Establishment of Special School for Hearing Impaired Students in Marka (2014-2017/US$5.2m)
KOICA initiated a project to improve the quality and environment of special education for hearing impaired students. Targeting two Al-Amal schools in Marka and Lweibdeh, one building was constructed to accommodate around 400 students in Marka area in addition to 80 teachers and administrative staffs received training on the teaching methods for the hearing impaired students.
Moreover, in cooperation with Jordanian teachers, educational materials were developed to be used in the school to assist the students in their learning process. This school is being adopted by the Ministry of Education as an exemplary model of enhancing access to better quality education for hearing impaired students, presenting a stepping stone for the achievement of inclusive education for all students.
(WHO) Strengthening global and national surveillance systems through strengthening national laboratory capacities and the workforce for surveillance of AMR (2017-2021, USD 9.99 m)
Since 2015, AMR has gained significant attention at a high level in Jordan, underpinned through external advocacy led by international partners. A national action plan on AMR in Jordan was outlined in November 2017. The draft plan includes a number of priority actions that will address, in particular, the need to improve AMR detection, surveillance of antimicrobial-resistant pathogens and infections caused by them. Jordan is currently part of 5-years WHO project which is being conducted in four countries: Jordan, Laos, Mali and Peru. KOICA is providing support to a global project in order to strengthen global and national surveillance systems through strengthening national laboratory capacities and the workforce for surveillance of antimicrobial resistance (AMR).
(UNFPA) Improving Health and Livelihood of Women through Empowering Vulnerable Crisis Affected Households (2017-2020/ US $ 2 m)
This project is implemented by the UNFPA and FAO jointly in Syria in order to strengthen the resilience of crisis affected women. The intervention aims at improving women's livelihoods, and access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and helping them live a life free from all forms of violance and discrimination. In addition to increasing the access of women and women-headed households to equitable agricultural production and income-generating activities. The project will be implemented in five governorates in Syria, mainly; Aleppo, Homs, Hama, Tartous and Lattakia. It is expected that this project will reach an estimated 162,000 benificieries and will help strengthen the social and economic fabric for the households targeted.
(UNICEF) Full Realization of Vulnerable Girls and Boys Rights to Health, Protection, and Education(2017-2020/US $ 6M)
In response to the needs identified in the Jordan Response Plan for the Syrian Crisis, KOICA is aiming to support the vunrable children in Jordan by enabling 130,000 girls and boys - with focus on children with disabilities- to pursue formal education in public schools in Jordan. The project includes different interventions implemented by UNICEF's programme on school health and improving access for children to adequate water and sanitation facilities in public schools. In addition, psychological support services are provided to vunrable girls and women at risk or survivors of gender-based violance (GBV), early marriage and other child-protection issues.
Development for low-cost input system for braille and regular print
Under KOICA’s KOICA’s Creative Technology Solution (CTS) Programme, a Korean start-up; Moredream is aiming at Improving information accessibility through the use of mobile devices for the visually impaired by developing FAST System for Blind.
Moredream will develop mobile input system device that maximizes information accessibility to improve the quality of life of the visually impaired and induce technology creation and job creation in developing countries using innovative technology. They will not only develop the device but also train the visual impaired to use this and reflects the feedback of users.
(CTS) Disseminating Low-cost Light-weight Electronic Prosthetic Hands to Disadvantaged Persons in Jordan (2017-2018/ US $ 0.5 M)
Under KOICA’s Creative Technology Solution (CTS) Programme, a Korean start-up; Mand.ro is aiming at disseminating its low-cost, light-weight, and fully-functional prosthetic hands to persons with amputation in Jordan. Mand.ro aims at producing user-friendly parts to provide the beneficiaries with the opportunity to efficiently perform social, educational and work-related activities. The project has various partner organizations such as the Royal Medical Services (RMS), Swiss Limbs, Doctors without Borders (MSF Ramtha), and the Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences at the University of Jordan to share the know-how as to ensure the sustainability of this technology. By the end of 2018, Mand.ro is expected to distribute approximate 500 upper-limb prostheses to amputated individuals in Jordan.
(PPP) Improving Mental Health of Low-income Community in Jordan: Development and Implementation of Mental Health Nurse Training Program (2017-2019/ US $ 0.3 M)
Amman and Zarqa
Jordan has been identified as a country in need of support for strengthening the mental health system due to the socio-economic challenges intensified by the Syrian crisis and was selected by the WHO as the pilot country for their mental health programme.
Correspondingly, KOICA in cooperation with a team of mental health experts from Cha University (a leading Korean university) aim at enhancing the mental health services provided for vulnerable individuals in Jordan. The team is focusing on developing and implementing a training programme for community health workers (CHW) who offer psycho-social support to community members at various NGO organisations. In addition, the project includes a promotion campaign to help overcome the stigma on mental health in the Jordanian community. It is expected that this project will enhance the capabilities of the Community Health Workers(CHW) in identifying and providing the adequate support for local community as well as elevating the quality of the provided services.
Establishment of Three New Schools for Disadvantaged Students in Jordan (JRP2017-2019/ RES3.5) (2017-2020/US$11.1m)
Irbid, Mafraq and Zarqa
The project aims at supporting Jordan in responding to the educational needs identified in the Jordan Response Plan (JRP2017-2019), through the provision of formal education to Syrian refugee children as well as Jordanian children in three governorates (Irbid, Mafraq and Zarqa). Overall, an approximate number of 2400 children located in host communities will be benefitting through the establishment of Al-Bayadhah Secondary School for Girls in Irbid, Al-Hamrah Basic Mixed School in Mafraq, and Prince Muhammad Secondary School for Boys in Zarqa.
Establishment of Three Health Care Centres In Jordan (2014 -2018/US$ 5.16m)
Amman, Tabarbour & South Al-Twal
Succeeding the previous project “the Establishment of Four Healthcare Centres in Jordan (2004-2007/US$ 4.4m)” in Amman, Ramtha, Northern Shuna, and Mafraq, this project aims at promote medical services in Jordan by constructing 3 healthcare centres, and transferring the Korean expertise and practice in the public healthcare sector to the Ministry of Health. In alignment with KOICA’s mission of achieving universal health objectives by improving access to quality health care for all.
Amman Comprehensive Healthcare Centre and South Al-Twal Healthcare Centre has been expanded, as to meet the high demand on healthcare services in these areas. Moreover, a new comprehensive healthcare centre in Tabarbour was established. This project will enable the Ministry of Health to improve access to quality health and medical services for estimated 152,000 patients per year.