Save the Children Jordan was established in 1974 under the Patronage of HRH Princess Basma, who continues to lead as Chairperson of the Board.
Save the Children International is a leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in need around the world.
As part of the international group, Save the Children Jordan, is the only Arab member of the 29 Save the Children organization members operating in 120 countries worldwide.
Recognized for its commitment to accountability, innovation and collaboration, SCJ’s work enters into the heart of communities to help children and families help themselves.
Child Protection, Child Rights, Education, Nutrition and Emergency Response are the five focus areas that SCJ builds its programmes around to create sustainable change in children's lives.
Main Initiatives include:
The Help Desk & Emergency Response program targets Iraqi Refugees in Jordan, by facilitating the enrollment of children in public schools. The Help Desk also follows up on protection cases within those schools across Jordan; this follow up includes referring some cases to different collaborator organizations to receive help and guidance with various concerns refugees are faced with. The Help Desk & Emergency Response Program is funded by UNICEF.
The Child Protection Unit initiated a protection project in collaboration with Save the Children Denmark to support the Family Protection Department Phase III in Jordan’s Russeifa Area. The project aims to promote and protect the wellbeing of children.
The unit also carries out awareness and child protection training sessions to enhance civil society awareness about services provided through the local Family Protection Department in Russaifa, Jordan.
SCJ’s Nutrition Department has recently launched a campaign to Combat and Reduce Anemia in Mothers and Children across the Kingdom. This will be carried out through direct medical intervention and medication for approximately 20,000 Mothers and Children (between the ages of 0-5 years); the programme’s total outreach should extend to 80,000 individuals. The nationwide project includes awareness raising sessions, focus groups and published educational material all in relation to Anemia prevention; aiming to change dietary behaviors within Jordanian families.