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Trauma Healing for 100's of Syrian Refugee Youth

by Youth for Training the Sport of Capoeira
Trauma Healing for 100's of Syrian Refugee Youth
Trauma Healing for 100's of Syrian Refugee Youth
Trauma Healing for 100's of Syrian Refugee Youth
Trauma Healing for 100's of Syrian Refugee Youth
Trauma Healing for 100's of Syrian Refugee Youth
Trauma Healing for 100's of Syrian Refugee Youth
Trauma Healing for 100's of Syrian Refugee Youth
Trauma Healing for 100's of Syrian Refugee Youth
Trauma Healing for 100's of Syrian Refugee Youth
Trauma Healing for 100's of Syrian Refugee Youth

Summary

More than half of Syrian refugee youth in Jordan suffer severe psychological distress from the impact of violent conflict, displacement and loss. We will serve over 100 children and youth living in refugee camps through specialised support. We integrate body therapy, music practice and empowerment trainings through the martial art capoeira to bring support and hope to these communities and work towards a peaceful future.

$8,963.69
total raised
96
donors
0
monthly donors
1
fundraiser
1
year

Challenge

There are approximately 265,000 child refugees in Jordan who have escaped the war in Syria. Over 50% of children suffer from nightmares, sleeping disorders and other forms of psychological distress, feelings of anger, hopelessness and a loss of interest in daily life. Children and youth are most affected by these problems in Syria's displaced community. This situation risks creating more violence and instability in the region as young generations lack resilience and hope for the future.

Solution

We provide specialised psychosocial support to Syrian children and youth in refugee camps and host communities across Jordan. Our activities are based on a holistic approach using body, movement, music and play-based therapies through Capoeira. We also empower and train Syrian youth on psychosocial support methods, giving them the skills to be change-makers in their communities. These activities are proven to reduce stress and aggression and improve social cohesion, resilience, and hope.

Long-Term Impact

We will train at least 20 Syrian youth to provide psychosocial support in their communities through practical and methodological training. These youth will be able to provide healing sessions to hundreds of refugee children in need of support. We will also directly conduct psychosocial well-being sessions to at least 100 refugee children. This will ensure more peaceful communities by reducing stress and anxiety, restoring hope and raising the resilience of future generations.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.capoeiraalshababi.org
Exercise in Za'atari refugee camp
Media report of Capoeira al-Shababi
Article about our Project

Organization Information

Youth for Training the Sport of Capoeira

Location: Amman - Jordan
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Lauren Hales
Amman, Jordan

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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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