The Jamiya Project
The Jamiya Project is a new initiative set up by four young people, including two Syrians. It aims to provide accessible and relevant higher education to Syrian refugees by bringing together European universities, displaced Syrian academics and education technology. It is currently incubated by the Alexandria Trust, a UK charity which works to improve education in the Arab region.
The Asfari Foundation is funding the Jamiya Project’s pilot course using a new model of blended higher education provision for 30 Syrian refugee students in Jordan. The Jamiya Project has partnered with the University of Gothenburg and a team of exiled Syrian academics to develop two blended short courses (Applied IT and Global Studies). Following the implementation of the pilot, the Jamiya Project is looking to develop blended foundation courses that act as a bridge between high school and university and expand its programming into other countries in the region hosting a significant number Syrian refugees.