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Implemented by the British Council and funded by the European Union, the LASER (Language and Academic Skills and e-Learning Resources) project, awarded degrees to more than 250 higher and continuing education students. 

During a project completion ceremony, 250 disadvantaged Jordanian youth and Syrian refugees graduated from the project, which has been in place since 2015. 

Offering language and academic skills courses, certification, as well as higher and continuing education, the LASER project has enabled 4.827 young Syrians and Jordanians in Jordan and Lebanon to access higher education.  

Speaking at the ceremony, the Acting Head of EU Cooperation with Jordan, Sirpa Tulla, said: “The LASER project has had a transformative effect on young people from disadvantaged backgrounds by enabling them to build their capacity in higher education. The project has also shown that digital and online learning can expand higher education provision for refugees and young people in the host community.”