The Government of the Republic of Korea has committed a new contribution of US$1 million to support UNICEF’s Makani programme, to improve learning, protection and skills-building interventions for children and youth in Jordan. The announcement was made during an event attended by Korean Ambassador H.E Lee Jae-wan and UNICEF Representative Tanya Chapuisat.
Makani (‘My Space’) centres, located in most governorates of Jordan, contribute to the full development and well-being of vulnerable children and youth, and their families, by providing integrated interventions including learning support services, early childhood development, community-based child protection, life skills and innovation labs in a safe environment.
“UNICEF is extremely grateful for the generous contribution from the Government of the Republic of Korea to the Makani programme, which will support thousands of the most vulnerable children in Jordan to learn, be protected and develop their skills,” said Tanya Chapuisat, Representative, UNICEF Jordan.
The Republic of Korea is a long and valued supporter of UNICEF’s work with the Government of Jordan to improve the well-being and full development of children and youth. The new contribution will support UNICEF in providing thousands of vulnerable children with a comprehensive set of services through its network of 150 centres across Jordan. In 2019, the Makani programme is targeting 80,000 children and their caregivers through national partners.
The Government and people of the Republic of Korea have supported UNICEF Jordan since 2014, providing more than US$10 million in funding and making it possible for UNICEF to reach the most vulnerable children and youth with critical Child Protection, Education, Social Protection, Health and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene interventions.
UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child, in everything we do. Together with our partners, we work in 190 countries and territories to translate that commitment into practical action, focusing special effort on reaching the most vulnerable and excluded children, to the benefit of all children, everywhere.
For more information about UNICEF and its work for children in Jordan, visit www.unicef.org/jordan.