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2016

Skills Training and Recreational Activities for Syrian Refugees in Jordan

Jordanie

Titre : Skills Training and Recreational Activities for Syrian Refugees in Jordan

Pays : Jordanie

Numéro projet : Project number : 2016-041

Durée : Project start date : September 2016 - Project end date : December 2016

Description
UNHCR, thanks to Nando and Elsa Peretti Foundation, will promote skills training and recreational activities for the Syrians living in the camps, which will ensure access to safe, equitable and quality informal education for Syrian children and adolescents hosted in refugee camps. The target beneficiaries are 2,180 children and young Syrian refugees hosted in Cyber City, King Abdullah Park and Zaatari camps. Major parts of the training will be language training and computer classes. For girls in Za’atari camp in particular, self-paced learning programs using tablets connected to a digital library server is conducted, which can be tailored to meet the needs of individual learners. In particular, the project aims to transfer tools and skills to vulnerable children and young refugees in order to improve learning, employability and school-to-work transitions. The main objective of the programme is to increase access to skills training and recreational activities to enable refugees strengthen their resilience to shock, in order to better cope with their future.
The following outcomes are expected : • Syrian refugees in the camp settings will build their skills ; • Participation in the skills training and recreational activities will help with psychosocial support for the refugees.
Livelihoods and social protection programmes are crucial to protect children from physical and sexual violence, child labour, child marriage and recruitment by armed groups which are exacerbated by limited access to basic services, lack of legal documentation, protracted displacement and restrictions on livelihood opportunities for adults within the household. Enhancing access to education and employability will protect vulnerable children and their families from the perilous journey across the Mediterranean and support them in the construction of their life project.
UNHCR has identified seven principal factors behind the recent spike in the number of Syrian refugees from the MENA region seeking asylum in Europe, based on surveys, focus group discussions, and daily interaction with refugees in Jordan, Lebanon, Egypt and Iraq. Lack of livelihood opportunities and limited education opportunities were cited as 2 of the main pulling factors. Indeed the Syrian society put a high value on education and now they are seeing their children out of school : prior the crisis, 94 per cent of primary-age children were attending school and Syrian literacy rate surpassed the regional average. It means that the project “Skills training and recreational activities for Syrian Refugees in Jordan” will not only enhance access to education, but it will also protect those vulnerable children and their families from the perilous journey across the Mediterranean.

Bénéficiaire (s) : UNHCR

Nando and Elsa Peretti Foundation

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