The Support Association Inclusion School Irbid – FII e.V.

promotes the Arab Episcopal School (AES) in Irbid, Jordan.

Since its foundation, the school has been pursuing the goal of meeting the needs of blind and visually impaired children and young people with contemporary approaches, and to give them a better and more hopeful future. Previously, there was no pedagogical offer for them in Irbid and its surroundings.

The AES works according to peace education principles and with triple inclusion:
The joint education of

  • Christians and Muslims
  • boys and girls
  • Blind and sighted children

AES was awarded a prize by the ZERO project for its innovative work with the blind in February in Vienna

The Zero Project, an initiative of the Essl Foundation, focuses on the rights of people with disabilities worldwide. It provides a platform for sharing the most innovative and effective solutions to problems of people with disabilities. The Zero Project builds on a growing network of over 4,000 organisations and disability experts with and without disabilities in over 160 countries. Through its conference, report and awards, the Zero Project disseminates and promotes reproducible and innovative solutions that overcome the problems of people with disabilities by raising public awareness and encouraging reform, acting as a catalyst for a world without barriers. …

During the course of the programme, the selected initiatives will receive training, mentoring, tailor-made support, networking and visibility in cooperation with local replication partners to further replicate their innovation and impact in other regions. The goal is to prepare these initiatives for replication, connect them with relevant replication partners, and further support replication through our alumni community.

Here you can download further information on the Zero project as a PDF flyer:

Photo competition Jordan

from our cooperation partner Bibelerlebniswelt

Here you can download the flyer for the competition: