Kiron in Jordan
Supporting refugees and underserved Jordanian communities through access to high-quality education
Jordan has a long history of hosting refugees and hosts the second-highest share of refugees per capita in the world. There are currently 760,000 refugees registered in Jordan.
Kiron started operations in Jordan in 2016, supporting refugees and underserved Jordanian communities in the country. Kiron proposes a blended learning approach in Jordan, combining English, digital and soft skills as well as sector-specific training into tailored programs to allow learners to acquire the skill they need to succeed in today’s job market or with their own business idea. To allow for fair and equitable access to our programs, we provide learners with internet bundles and when needed with access to electronic devices to study.
We work in partnership with different nonprofits and businesses, both globally and in the region, to enrich the learning experience of our students and to facilitate internship and jobs placement as well as scholarships and seed funding for their business ideas.
Kiron Jordan at a glance:
Three main pillars of our approach
Kiron provides the opportunity for the students to study credits for free on the Kiron Campus and then get their online credits recognized when they apply and transfer to a local partner university.
The students will then be able to save tuition fees by transferring the courses they have already studied online, pursue their studies offline and graduate with a bachelor’s degree from that university.
Kiron offers tailored online and in-person guidance to students depending on the goals that they want to achieve, whether they want to go to university or envisage other pathways. Students have access to our online forum, help center, mentoring services and others, as well as in-person office hours and welcome sessions.
Kiron proposes a blended education initiative, consisting of a digital learning certificate program and peer-to-peer support components. Students are organized in groups and offered access to study centers in different regions of Jordan. With computers, an internet connection, students pursue their online studies with a tutor present to guide them through the course, and give complementary offline academic support.
To ensure sustainable prospects for our students and beyond, Kiron also holds a policy advocacy agenda in Jordan.
We work with multiple stakeholders, students, faculty members, NGOS and ministerial bodies including the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, in order to advance the culture and the recognition of online learning on a macro-level in the country.
Showcases– Our Projects
Along with our partners, we ensure that vulnerable populations receive access to high-quality educational opportunities, tailored to their needs - be it for access to higher education, to start a business or simply to learn a new skill. Whether it’s a grant to support our most innovative work, a customised program to empower our students, or co-creating digital educational solutions - we would like to explore partnership opportunities with you.
Our supporters:We would like to thank our supporters and partners listed here for their generous contributions.
Kiron Campus– Discover our innovative learning solution
Kiron proposes a blended learning approach in Jordan, combining online courses (MOOCs) from renowned Higher Education Institutions on our platform with offline learning in study centers, together with a strong blended student support.
Kiron provided me with the chance to continue my education. I also love helping others, and Kiron gave me the opportunity to do exactly that by becoming a facilitator.