Google.org supports Queen Rania Foundation to implement online learning platform | Jordan Times
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"The initiative comes at a crucial time to help make sure millions of children across the region have access to quality education, according to a statement from Her Majesty’s office.
Today, an estimated 13 million MENA children, equivalent to 40 per cent of the school age population, are missing out on an education because of conflict and displacement.
The refugee crisis has also strained existing education systems in host countries, like Jordan and Lebanon, which have taken in large numbers of refugee students, compromising the quality of education offered to both local and refugee children.
The $3 million grant from Google.org, which was announced during a one-on-one discussion earlier this week between Queen Rania and Alphabet Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt at Google Zeitgeist in the UK, reflects their shared belief that technology, when leveraged carefully and intentionally, can play a crucial role in addressing educational challenges around the world."