UNICEF Jordan partners with Microsoft to teach young people computer coding skills at ‘Makani’ centres

UNICEF Jordan has partnered with Microsoft in a programme aimed at introducing young people to computer coding. Called the ‘Hour of Code,’ the initiative is a one-hour introduction to computer science, designed to demystify code and show that anybody can learn the basics. “At the rate we are going, in five years we will have […]

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Safe and adequate water for children and families in Za’atari

Za’atari camp, Jordan – Ahed, 12, arrives from school as we are chatting with her mother about life in the camp. She shyly greets us and sits besides her mother. “Ahed, why don’t you get some water before you settle down,” her mother asks her. Ahed disappears and her mother continues telling us about how […]

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My job: deliver 35 litres of water per refugee per day

Amman, Jordan – When we meet him, Turki is in a heated discussion with his supervisor and does not immediately attend to us. He walks away, goes round the truck and checks each and every one of his eight tyres. He shouts to the man on top of the truck who is filling up his […]

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