Computer class in Naour

Naour Sacred Heart Church and School, Jordan

Naour is a small town in the southwest district of Amman, Jordan. Built in 1954, the school and the playground were dilapidated and especially too small to accommodate the growing number of schoolchildren. This is why the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem deemed it necessary to enlarge and renovate the premises, which had only eight classrooms.  

A second floor was built for the 9th and 10th grades (15 and 16 year olds). It also included a teachers’ room, a science laboratory and a well-stocked library.

The Lieutenancy of Ireland, since 2007, has donated approximately €235,000 towards the cost of construction and equipment. In this way, the school will be able to respond to the strong demand from families and recruit new teachers to teach classes for these new classes in order to prepare young people for baccalaureate and university entrance. Indeed, this Christian school held by the Patriarchate is very popular. It welcomes children without distinction of confession or social class, with low tuition fees.

As Fr. Ashraf al Nimri, Director of Schools in Jordan, said: “It’s wonderful! We were able to welcome new students. Parents, teachers and children are delighted. They hope for an even bigger extension in the future.

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