EDU-SYRIA programme is a series of EU-funded projects through the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis (Madad Fund), managed by the German Jordanian University. EDU-SYRIA came as a response action to help Syrian refugees and the host communities in Jordan through granting the youth of Syrian refugees and underprivileged Jordanians access to higher education through a set of scholarships.
In an effort to give back to their community, EDU-SYRIA students came up with their own initiatives in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Su’ad, an EDU-SYRIA graduate, made a difference during the COVID-19 pandemic by volunteering with the Amal Center of the Arab Medical Relief Society (ACAMRS), where she worked alongside individuals with special challenges and special needs, and assisted those unable to use technology to communicate with their therapists.
Osama, an EDU-SYRIA graduate, made a difference during the COVID-19 pandemic by educating vulnerable Jordanians and Syrian refugees on the virus. He raised awareness about the needed measures to be taken such as social distancing and frequent hand-washing.
Ayaat, an EDU-SYRIA student, made a difference during the COVID-19 pandemic by launching her own health care initiative on social media, where she offered free basic medical services such as taking vital signs, blood pressure and blood sugar levels. Using sterilized equipment and tools, she was able to conduct safe check-ups for patients in need.