1,000 YOUNG IRAQIS, SUDANESE, ERITREANS, SYRIANS, YEMENIS AND SOMALIS AND 600 FAMILIES OUTSIDE THE CAMPS.

At the heart of an unstable region, Jordan has become an important place of refuge for thousands of people fleeing the growing crises in Syria, while continuing to host significant numbers of displaced persons from Iraq, Sudan, Somalia and Yemen, who are increasingly forgotten in the face of emerging crises in the region. According to UNHCR, there are a total of 664,330 registered Syrian refugees in Jordan, 196,068 of whom reside in and around Amman. Adequately meeting their needs is a major challenge. It is impossible to deny the economic and social difficulties caused by the large number of refugees in Jordanian territory. The high unemployment among Jordanian youth leads to fears that the presence of refugees will make it difficult for them to find work and earn decent wages.

PROJECT OVERVIEW

In this context, the project aims to enable refugees to begin a process of resilience, to regain self-confidence and to develop themselves humanely and intellectually. It also aims to facilitate “living together” with the Jordanian host population. Learning to live together and to be open to others is a priority for tomorrow’s Middle Eastern society. This project contributes to this by promoting learning and the organisation of cultural and sporting events where young people can assert themselves, develop and rebuild their lives.

OBJECTIVES

  • Set up a cultural programme (song, dance, theatre, cinema, plastic arts) enabling people to be recognised for their talent and personality, regardless of their status or origin.
  • Organize sports activities encouraging young people to surpass themselves and to respect others beyond any cultural, ethnic or religious affiliation.
  • Helping some refugees to access online courses at Western universities taught by local tutors.
  • To offer English courses at different levels. These courses have a certificate of completion and are designed to meet the immediate needs of the communities.
  • Provide home visits throughout the year in the city of Amman and its surroundings. These visits make it possible to identify the specific needs of families and individuals, to provide psycho-social support, to provide information on the services provided by the project or to refer to other structures.

KEY FIGURES AND RESULTS

  • Approximately 1,000 young people participate in one activity or another every year.
  • 170 students follow a university or technical course.
  • 700 students are trained in English.
  • On average, 200 people take part in at least one cultural or sporting activity.
  • More than 600 families benefit indirectly from the project.

Project's local partners :

    • JRS (Jesuit Refugee Service)

      The Jesuit Refugee Service (JRS) is an organisation whose mission is to accompany, serve and defend the interests of refugees and displaced persons so that they can heal, learn and determine their own future.