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Jordanian Expansion of Schools Project (JESP) and Learning Environment: Improved Infrastructure Program (LEIIP)

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Jordanian Expansion of Schools Project (JESP)

Jordanian Expansion of Schools Project is a five-year project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) at a cost of US $100 million implemented by Bitar Engineers & Consultants in cooperation with ASK for Human Capacity Building.

The project aims to expand 120 current public schools by building new classrooms, a variety of administrative facilities, 50 multi-purpose centers that will assist youth in developing their capabilities, interests and beliefs in addition to 300 kindergarten rooms for the goal of reducing overcrowding in schools, the abolition of two period (morning and afternoon) schools, as well as increasing student enrollment in kindergarten, which provides an opportunity for the mother to work and support the family.

ASK’s role for this project is to provide specialized educational and instructional consultancy services in this field. ASK will actively participate in the selection of «candidate schools benefiting from the project» and in measuring the level of school community members’ commitment to maintain the project’s success and sustainability in those school where ASK will work on:

The implementation of a number of field visits and the use of a tool that has been developed by the monitoring and evaluation team at ASK specifically for this purpose. This tool has been judged and approved by the Department of Educational Research and Planning at the Ministry of Education. The results of the tool will then be analyzed and based on that, schools will be chosen for the project.

ASK will also provide educational consulting services related to the design and proper distribution of new buildings to optimally contribute to the educational learning process. In addition, ASK will play a key role in facilitating the work on project tasks through communicating with the related authorities such as: the Ministry of Education, the Ministry of Public Works and Housing, Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Ministry Of Agriculture and the Greater Amman Municipality.

Learning Environment: Improved Infrastructure Program (LEIIP)

LEIIP is a four-year project, funded by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) at a cost of US $ 35 million and implemented by Arabtech Jardaneh in cooperation with ASK for Human Capacity building. This project is focused on the rehabilitation of 132 existing public school buildings through re-partitioning and maintenance to better serve the educational process.

ASK’s role is to provide specialized educational and instructional consultancy services as well as technical support that contributes to the improvement of schools’ environment. ASK will actively participate in determining the appropriate partitioning of school facilities, identifying the locations of these facilities to best suit educational needs and evaluating the facilities’ partitions provided by the engineering departments in order to fit the educational needs. Additionally, ASK will review the evaluation reports for the status of targeted schools and match the information contained therein with engineering drawings, photographs and specified evaluation forms for each school.

In the area of technical support, ASK will work to coordinate between the Ministry of Education, its departments, technicians, education officials and engineers on one end and the Arabtech Jardaneh company on the other end through the facilitation and coordination of related meetings and activities as well as conducting phone and electronic communication with school principals and other involved parties.

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