How A Daycare is Making Education Possible for Mothers in Jordan: The Story of Sondas Bashiri

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WE LEAD Project

Publication Type:
Case Study
Year Published:
2019
Project:
WE LEAD
Funder:
Global Affairs Canada
Author:
WUSC
Partner:
Canadian Leaders in International Consulting
Country:
Jordan
Contact:
Niveen Bataineh [email protected]
Tags:
Economic Opportunities, Education, Empowerment, Gender Equality, Inclusive Economic Development, Inclusive Market Systems, Private Sector Collaboration, Skills Training

Sondas attends the Vocational Training Corporation (VTC) in her hometown of Irbid, Jordan. Here, she is enrolled in a Medical Office Assistant (MOA) program funded by Global Affairs Canada (GAC) and run jointly in consortium with the Canadian Leaders in International Consulting (Clic). She drops her 16-month old son, Kareem, in the care of qualified caregivers, trained in Early Childcare Development (ECD). This facility is one of the Women’s Economic Linkages and Employment Development (WE LEAD) project’s piloted strategies to address one of several gender specific barriers that Jordanian women face when entering the workforce — a lack of quality childcare facilities