ILO launches initiative to support kindergarten, private school owners

Jordan

Published: 2021-04-07 09:34

Last Updated: 2021-04-11 17:00


ILO launches initiative to support kindergarten, private school owners
ILO launches initiative to support kindergarten, private school owners

Tuesday, the International Labor Organization's (ILO) decent work for women program launched an initiative that aims to find solutions to alleviate the financial burdens on owners of kindergartens and private schools in Jordan. The initiative will be implemented in cooperation with the Association of Banks in Jordan (ABJ) and the Center for Women's Studies in the Community at the Hashemite University (HU).

The program aims to collect data to measure the 'financial vulnerability' and challenges these businesses face, especially the debts resulting from the coronavirus pandemic.

The ILO team will provide female students from HU with a two-day training program at ABJ to enable them to collect the data needed for their research.

ILO's Reem Aslan spoke about the importance of supporting kindergartens and private schools in order for them to continue operating. She stressed that these services enable working mothers to continue working in decent conditions, especially women with children in Kindergarten and first few grades.

The Center for Women's Studies in the Community at HU Hadeel al-Maaytah said this cooperation aims to contribute to helping kindergarten and private school owners overcome the repercussions of the coronavirus crisis and supports working mothers. Additionally, this also offers a volunteering opportunity for female students, which adds educational value.